Our musical mathematician breaks down what makes up performers. By @Discographies.
No, not you. Not anyone in particular, actually.
I’m angry at the idea of ‘everyone’ and what they want and what they say.
Everyone says you should do your site and your online presence a certain way.
Everyone is upset at what you did.
Everyone is frustrated at the slow pace government is getting this done.
Everyone knows you should listen to your customers and do what they say.
Everyone knows that our school is wasting money.
Everyone says you need to go to a ‘good’ college.
You get the idea. That everyone.
The one that’s almost always wrong.
via Seth Godin.
1. Watch an old classic movie or tv-show
2. Visit a market
4. Explore your own home
5. Listen to new music
6. Random Wikipedia-articles
7. Make a list of bad ideas (!!)
8. Pick up a new hobby
9. Read a biography
10. Smell the flowers
11. Explore YouTube
12. Reconnect with old friends
13. Visit the Twitterverse
14. Play a ‚Äúmindless‚Äù computer-game
15. Sing and dance
16. Make an inspirational string/book
17. Redecorate your office space
18. Change your computers settings
20. Check out your creative friend‚Äôs websites
21. Read up on something new
22. Learn how to use new software
24. A day without a computer
25. Clean up your digital mess
26. Do something that isn‚Äôt ‚Äúyou‚Äù
27. Visit a caf√© and look at the people around you
28. Talk to other creatives
29. Help someone for free
30. Try out some new food
31. Look at tutorials
32. Take pictures
32. Take pictures
Why’s that such a problem? To be fickle means you want to achieve greater things. Fickle is a synonym for professionalism. If you’re blase, you’re on the road to failure.
You move quickly between projects
You’re a creative – you seek and crave new objectives, new things to see, experience, feel. This is a perfectly natural part of the job. Why see this as a problem? The stumbling block is in distraction. If you can master the art of discipline, and by this I mean setting yourself rigorous schedules to stick to, then you can swing by as many projects as possible. In fact, if you can master a range of jobs that would stymie your peers, your reputation as a craftsman of planning will be cemented.
Constructive feedback is all about the idea, not your personal credibility or ability
When someone remarks unfavourably on the job in hand, think about the reasons. Ask them to expand on their judgement – not in a derogatory sense, but in a way that lets them know you’re totally on side. All too often the designer is thought of as the guy with the pen, but you can instantly challenge that stereotype by asking the kind of questions that builds these people up, and builds your position up in their expectations.
via Inspired Magazine.