The pursuit of artistic mastery is often intertwined with the quest for personal growth and fulfilment. Amid the whirlwind of creative endeavours, a powerful practice emerges that not only enriches your creative process but also feeds your soul: the act of doing good for others.
Picture this: you’re deeply immersed in your creative work, pouring your heart and soul into every stroke, note, or word. It’s a process that demands your energy and focus, but it’s also the very essence of your being. In the midst of this intense journey, the idea of diverting your attention to help others might seem counterintuitive. Yet, therein lies the magic. Continue reading “Gratitude, kindness, creativity”
The creative industry has historically lacked diversity. This has led to a lack of representation of marginalised voices and perspectives in the work that is produced. This is an ongoing concern for many creative professionals, who are working to address these issues and promote diversity in the industry.
There are a number of reasons why diversity is important in the creative industry. First, it allows for a wider range of perspectives to be represented in the work that is produced. This can lead to more creative and innovative work, as different perspectives can offer new insights and solutions. Second, diversity can help to break down stereotypes and prejudices. When people see themselves represented in the work that is produced, it can help to challenge negative stereotypes and assumptions about race, age, and gender profiles in their group.
There are a number of things that can be done to promote diversity and representation in the creative industry. Continue reading “Diversity and Representation in the Creative Industry”
The world is changing at an unprecedented rate. Technology is advancing at a breakneck speed, and the way we live, work, and interact with each other is being fundamentally transformed.
This change can be both exciting and daunting. On the one hand, it opens up new possibilities for creativity and innovation. On the other hand, it can be challenging to keep up with the pace of change and to adapt to new ways of doing things.
As we look ahead to the future, it is important to reimagine what is possible. We need to think about how we can use technology to solve problems, create new experiences, and make the world a better place. There is no substitute for thinking. We need creative people and creative solutions like never before.
Here are some ideas for how we can reimagine the future: Continue reading “Looking Ahead: A Future Reimagined”
Being a working mum is hard work. Balancing your career, your family, and your own needs is a demanding task. They don’t exactly teach you how to do this at school and suddenly you’re trying to do it. It can be so easy to feel guilty about not being able to do it all. But working-mum guilt is a normal emotion, and there are ways to overcome it. And if not overcome it, then at least find some ways to help cope and maybe come to terms with it.
Here are some tips for overcoming working-mum guilt:
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Do you know what a blind spot is? It’s an area around a car that the driver can’t see. Blind spots can be dangerous, but they can also be a great way to discover new things. Just perhaps not in your car…
In our lives, we also have blind spots. These are things we can’t see or understand about ourselves. But don’t worry, there are ways to discover your blind spots and unlock your hidden talents.
Here are three ways to explore your blind spots:
Continue reading “How to Discover Your Hidden Talents: Exploring Your Blind Spots”
There’s a common misconception that coaching doesn’t work, that it’s merely a fad or a waste of time. However, when it comes to unlocking your creative potential and achieving success, coaching can be a powerful tool. Let’s explore why coaching is far from ineffective and how it can help you thrive. Continue reading “Coaching Doesn’t Work: Debunking the Myth and Unleashing Your Potential”
Way, way back in the day (1998), Canadian designer Bruce Mau drafted up his Incomplete Manifesto – a kind of wish list of defiance, motivations, and invocation to the heavens. In a way, the Manifesto, now a 20-something, took on a life of its own, and is running wild and free with aspiring designers around the world. Bruce is probably wondering why the Manifesto doesn’t call so often and hopes maybe there’ll be some grandkids soon.
In the spirit of fun here’s my offering of a grandchild:
How to Grow Creatively – a Concise Change Manifesto
- Be open to change. Growth is not something that happens to you, you have to produce it.
- Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure is an opportunity to learn and grow.
- Experiment and explore. Don’t be afraid to try new things.
- Be patient. Growth takes time.
- Have fun! Growth should be enjoyable.
Here are some specific examples of how to apply these principles:
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