Since he was about two-and-a-half, my son has loved to draw. Every day he fills dozens of pages from small, spiral-bound notebooks with adorable images of people, places, and things.
When I think about the people that have had the biggest impact on my career, the individuals that come to mind are those that were best at offering productive reviews of my work.
Those of us who create for a living are regularly confronted with opinions about how we should do things differently. Sometimes it’s helpful, sometimes it’s not. Knowing how to listen carefully and absorb those interactions is imperative.
Whenever possible, take the time to ask someone else about their story. You never know how their perspective may impact your own.
I believe everyone has an innate ability to create. We need to change the way we think about creativity if we’re ever going to improve the way we view ourselves in relation to it.
During a recent bedtime reading of Green Eggs and Ham, I found it could very well be used as an allegory for selling creative ideas.