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Wednesday
Jan122011

Now what? 

In Bill Bartmann’s book, Billionaire, he says telling others about your big goal or as he suggests, your promise, is smart.  People will force you to get specific about what you are going do and how.  They will ask questions, which will make you squirm, twitch, and look at the ground if you are not really serious.

I think Bill is right, if you don’t declare to the world your big plans, then you really don’t have any and most likely it was nothing but an egoistic moment or too many vodka tonics.

Are you serious about your promise?  If so, put yourself out there and let the fun begin.

 

Thursday
Jul082010

That is just weird

 

What I like about the art business is the weirdness, the boldness, and the rebellious nature of the people that create.  Many of the artists I meet are not afraid to try things that just don’t make sense. 

They get bored with the sameness and start exploring.  Being creative is a daily experience for an artist.   Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but after ten years, they have ten years of experience, not one year ten times.

What if we ran our companies that way?

Every day we would throw ideas on the whiteboard like fresh paint, not knowing what the outcome might look like.  Challenging the current state of affairs, not settling for old business models.

Asking What if? and Why not?...reinventing the company to fit with its passion, skills, and the demands of today.  

What if we ran our lives that way?

Always doing a gut check to make sure the direction we are headed is the direction of our heart.  Not settling for the sameness and outdated goals of years gone by.  Not allowing  this year to look like last year.

What if you ran your life that way?

The drawing above is your new idea, your new passion.  Some will look at it and say “stupid”, some will say, “I don’t understand”, and some will say “weird.”  Great ideas are weird and most people just can’t handle weird.

Screw em, Go create.