personal qualities not measured by tests
I write, I curate, I share, I love, I am curious and I believe that a new generation is leading an exciting digital shift. Founder Axl Agency.
I have come to associate a kind of success that we are referring to, to individuals who have a combination of attributes that are often associated with creativity. In a way they are mutants, they are different from others. And they follow their own drummer. We know what that means. And are we all like that? We are not like that. If you are, then it would be well to recognize that there were others before you. And, people like that are not very happy or content, until they are allowed to express, or they can express what’s in them to express. It’s that driving force that I think is like the process of evolution working on us, and in us, and with us, and through us. That’s how we continue on, and will improve our lot in life, solve the problems that arise. Partly out of necessity, partly out of this drive to improve.
A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.
When I look at the success I have, it’s because of my creative-thinking skills. And I would extend that out to anybody in any field who is immensely successful
You know what you’ll find is that a labor of love always pays off—maybe not directly or even logically speaking, because you can love something and it can fail—but somehow, it leads you to something else. It almost always pays off in unexpected ways. You just have to keep churning it out.
Amazing interview of Scott Belsky about passion, entrepreneurship and creativity. There are so many rewards in leading a life aligned with who you are if you can manage the severe withdrawals on your way to success.
By “success”, I describe the tremendous feeling of knowing who you are, why you are here and how you want to contribute.
We can pick our teachers and we can pick our friends and we can pick the books we read and the music we listen to and the movies we see, etcetera. You are a mashup of what you let into your life.
Wonderland | A Short Form Doc on Creative Commerce (by Eskimo)
In Spring 2013 we set out for a month to make a short educational piece providing a glimpse of what it is like to work in the creative industry. The idea was born out of our own questions and struggles on how to deal with things that may seem out of your control.
The themes we decided to focus on were those of creativity, relationships, the pursuit of financial profit, and the many directions you can intentionally or unintentionally find yourself taking.