Being a creative work for hire individual is challenging.
There are no rules.
It’s hard to know where to turn for advice.
And, if you are anything like I was when I was young, chances are you are always looking for acknowledgment and acceptance.
It is natural to think you have to look outside yourself to find the answers. We are trained to research and assimilate information to improve ourselves.
But what if the answer was already inside you? What if you had to no look no further than yourself?
A byproduct of our educational experience is the pressure to conform. To be able to measure progress schools are required to judge against a norm.
Unfortunately, conformity stifles creative solutions depriving us of the freedom to explore solutions that are unique to us. Schools do a terrible job at teaching students to think for themselves, to connect the dots in ways that are unique to us.
Most of us are starting life at a disadvantage. Most times we don’t know it!