Hugh MacLeod, artist and writer, offers some sage advice:
1. Ignore everybody.
2. The idea doesn’t have to be big. It just has to be yours.
4. If your biz plan depends on you suddenly being “discovered” by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.
6. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten.
8. Companies that squelch creativity can no longer compete with companies that champion creativity.
11. Don’t try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.
13. Never compare your inside with somebody else’s outside.
15. The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not.
17. Merit can be bought. Passion can’t.
20. The choice of media is irrelevant.
22. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.
25. You have to find your own schtick.
27. The best way to get approval is not to need it.
29. Whatever choice you make, The Devil gets his due eventually.
31. Remain frugal.
33. Being Poor Sucks.
35. Savor obscurity while it lasts.
37. Meaning Scales, People Don’t.
Enjoy more fun and insight from Hugh MacLeod at Gaping Void.