Saving your creative soul.
1. Jump? A lot of people have big plans but do you dare to jump?
Some problems can’t be solved with your intellectual brain. You have to use your gut feeling (your soul).
Painting ‘yes’ on the ceiling from Yoko Ono – you have to climb a ladder and use a magnifying glass. Say yes to things that are out of my comfort zone.
3. Cursed by an abundance of platitudes
We love stories and our narrative bias. Sometimes you have to do the work (and it’s hard work). Survivorship bias – how we think there’s some magical story/secret behind winners. Luck is at play in creative ventures.
When you listen to yourself, listen to the very small voice of your soul. Write down your ‘ideas’ in your own book. Train your little voice.
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