Living a creative life is tough. No matter how good you are, or how hard you work, you can be fired simply because the boss has bad taste and doesn’t like your work. I know. I was fired at 36 years old, only to find out the same ideas my old boss hated, were ideas that other organizations loved and were willing to pay much more to get. Plus, while there’s a ton of great leadership teaching out in the world, there’s very little teaching on how to lead creative people. As a result, far too many leaders are simple terrible at inspiring and motivating their creative team.
Which means even more opportunities for creative people to take a beating.
Result - Plenty - Reasons - People - Basis
The result is that there are plenty of reasons for creative people to be disappointed and frustrated on a regular basis. But we must be very careful about wallowing in those disappointments and frustrations, because I’ve discovered that negativity can easily...