Month: October 2009

The ridiculous pursuit of being well-rounded

The ridiculous pursuit of being well-rounded

Multi-disciplinary, general studies, political correctness, easy to get along with, in moderation, “nice”… these are all ways that we polish off our edges to be socially acceptable and useful–even though it’s your edges that give you traction and make you interesting. Your “edge”–where the genuine You meets external reality, is where your strengths are. Being well-rounded is highly over-rated…

11 Productivity tips that creative types already know

11 Productivity tips that creative types already know

Creative types get typecast as meandering goal setters for a reason. They tend to meander. We resist structure (even tho’ we crave it it.) We relish spontaneity (even tho’ we’re intrigued by five year goal setting plans.) We tend to be driven by inspiration (when we’re not obsessed with looking good on paper, or to our parents–who still can’t figure out how we make a living)…