Creativity is often so focused on the finished object—the creation—that we fail to attend to what comes afterward. Yet, what comes next is also part of the process: it is how we react to and recover from what we have created.
A new year gives the perfect opportunity to reflect on the way your life and work are unfolding. Start your year off right with a creative retrospective.
Does the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" feel too limiting? In Emilie Wapnick's book How to Be Everything, she lays out models for a sustainable life and career for those who don't want to have to choose.
Creativity as a Career: The Field Guide for Artists is now available for free as a downloadable booklet and deck of cards. I'm so proud to have edited this project, which is designed to help artists-to-be develop their skills as creative entrepreneurs.
Failure is one of the top human fears, as explained by Paul Louis Iske at the Lean Startup Summit Europe 2018. Yet, if we can learn to position failure as a learning opportunity, we have a much better chance of creating a "brilliant failure" and to earn second chances.