Wednesday, November 14, 2012

127 ~on creativity

IGNORE EVERYBODY


1.     Ignore everybody

2.    The idea doesn’t have to be big. It just has to change the world

3.    Put the hours in

4.    If your biz plan depends on you suddenly being “discovered” by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.

5.    You are responsible for your own experience

6.    Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten

7.    Keep your day job

8.    Companies that squelch creativity can no longer compete with companies that champion creativity

9.    Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb

10. The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props

11.  Don’t try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether

12. If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you

13. Never compare your inside with somebody else’s outside

14. Dying young is overrated

15. The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not

16. The world is changing

17. Merit can be bought. Passion can’t

18. Avoid the Watercooler Gang

19. Sing in your own voice

20. The choice of media is irrelevant

21. Selling out is harder than it looks

22. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself 

23. Worrying about ‘Commercial vs Artistic’ is a complete waste of time

24. Don’t worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually

25. You have to find your own shtick

26. Write from the heart

27. The best way to get approval is not to need it

28. Power is never given. Power is taken

29. Whatever choice you make, the Devil gets his due eventually

30. The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it.




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