There is a spark in us all that makes us unique. A creative force that needs to be realized and released. A view of the world that is beautiful and completely original to us. We can either withhold this gift, retract from letting the world see it, and smother the spark. Or we can care for it, place it on kindling, and share the brilliance of it with all.
The principles to creating magical work are pretty straightforward. This doesn’t mean that they’re easy to live out, but they’re easy to understand. Magical work is simple, clear, and brilliant. Let’s break these down.
When you give imagination SPACE to grow, it will. And it will do so quickly. Sitting down with blank sheets of paper and coloring with markers. Playing catch. Going for a walk and feeling the breeze. These are all good for the soul.
These 6 actions have helped me get out of a funk and get back to inspiration. They might not be the right steps for you, but in the process you might find your 5 steps. When you do, document them. That way everytime you become aware that you're stuck, you have a process to get your mojo back.
I'm at the point in my career when I'm starting to figure out what conditions create an environment where I deliver value to my customers and simultaneously attain fulfillment in life. It's a magical elixir that I'm working on perfecting the recipe to. That magical elixir that helps me deliver brilliant work, at a fair price, thats meaningful to my client and their tribes.
A little Tuesday morning encouragement for you hustling out there. This journey isn't a ladder. If there's one thing I've learned in the past 7 years of owning my own business, it's that most of the time there isn't a simple, clear path to the next rung... It's a series of landslides, giant boulders blocking the path, and a deep valley on one side.
'm assuming that if you've been a part of the workforce for any amount of time, you've come across this mantra at least once. It's a round about way to tell clients "YOU CANT ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT!".
While it's been helpful to frame the core idea that price, time, and quality are all tied together, I think it's broken in a few ways. Here's how.