Categories
The great Summer of 2012

Instead, we are expected to do a great job…

art or bricks?
art or bricks?
art or bricks?
art or bricks?

…instead, we are expected to do a great job performing our job description.

Our job description requires we be trained to do what it describes. We are evaluated as being average, above average, or excellent. The wrong goal is to be excellent.

The real goal is to be an artist. And you know this deep down in your soul this is true.

Next Blog

Categories
The great Summer of 2012

Where does it demand you to be an artist?

simplicity
for every 1,000 people who walk by this door, maybe one will snap a photo
everyday art
addicted to seeing (but mostly appreciating) the art in everyday life

In your job description, where does it demand you be an artist?

Next Blog

Categories
The great Summer of 2012

A captive audience is not always captivated

professional speaking tips
a captive audience is not always captivated, in fact, rarely so

A captive audience is not always captivated.

Being an artist is much different than doing a job the same “excellent” (boring) way the job description recommends.

Next Blog

Categories
The great Summer of 2012

Which one should have won?

talent or artistry?
real life in real time...Tallahassee, Florida...old Capital Building

Which one should have won? Jessica Sanchez is the better singer, hands down. Phillip Phillips is the better artist, hands down.

This has both subtle and massive ripples in the way we think about our career. And that’s assuming, of course, you think of your career more than just a daily thing you do and try to get better at.

Next Blog

Categories
The great Summer of 2012

I looked at Cheryl and said, that was as real as it gets

art and courage
I see guitar strings...I see something that doesn't seem to fit... I see art... and courage

After Ryan Seacrest announced Phil Phillips as the 2012 American Idol, and was handed his guitar to sing his first hit song, Home, and he couldn’t finish the song…….as the confetti poured out, flooding the stage…..I looked at Cheryl and said, that’s as real as it gets.

Next Blog