Give yourself permission to build 

Motivation ebbs and flows. It is fickle and short-lasting. So we can’t wait for the muse to compel us to work. As Chuck Close said, “inspiration is for amateurs.” However, what we can do is develop a passion for something and use it to solidify our grit. Having a little excitement helps us push through […]

If you’re struggling to get started, do it badly

Perfection is the antithesis of inspiration — it prevents you from getting started. The trick to getting going is to do it badly. That’s right: Be intentionally messy. Producing crap isn’t the end-goal. The point of taking small actions is to create enough momentum to feel like we’re winning. What sustains persistence are small improvements. […]

Revolutionizing tomorrow

Enough schooling will kick the creativity out of you. What it doesn’t teach you is how to push ideas to completion. That comes within. The interested artist stops for nobody even if that means painting from memory, not life. Hyper-vigilant to blind spots, the curious maker is also looking to out-innovate themselves. Doing what your […]