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I like to say that I haven't sold my soul, I merely licensed it.
Intent minus flow implies rigidity.
Intent plus flow equals creativity.
Intent is not a catch phrase. . . . If your intent is to 'fail fast' your intent is not to fail, your intent is to learn.
Resolve and resilience are different. Resolve is being determined to do something. Resilience is, while I'm doing something, I might have hardships and I have to push through those.
“When you first start out as a creative, you think, ‘I have to be original. Everything has to be totally original.’ That’s a bogus idea to start with. The idea is – everything evolves from something else. I like to go to conferences. I like to hear other artists that are doing things that I admired because I could learn from them. I don’t want people to say, “Oh, you’re wonderful” because there is no benefit in that to me. But if I hear people talking about what they’re doing and talking about their own ideas, then that is very stimulating to me. The idea that something is totally original has always been a myth. The more you work – it’s stimulation around you; it’s what other artists do; it’s ideas that are floating in the air that just seem to land here and there. That’s what you’re really looking for and that’s what drives you forward.”
We cultivate a more beautiful and meaningful world through craft.
You choose beauty or you choose ugliness. You choose craft or you choose neglect.
The absence of craft is everything ugly in the world. It's indecision, neglect, shortcutting, lack of attention - it's things falling apart.
Beautiful is precision and it's decision. It's attention. It's a sustained effort. It's intention, it's ambition, it's followthrough... It's maintenance. It's everything we care about and actively strive to make better in the world.
Craft is responsible for everything beautiful in the world.
Anything has the potential to have meaning. We just have to state our intention.
It was a transformative experience. I cultivated meaning into something that was formerly mundane.
Craft is the process by which intent is transformed into a meaningful existence.
Can you impart meaning in an activity through intention? When we set a goal, we state an intention. We do everything it takes to follow through with that goal. That is where the meaning is.
How do I diversify my catalogue of meaningful things?
What if meaning was a choice that we make?
How does one cultivate and diversify meaning in their life?
I found success in one area, but it didn't immune me to everything else in life.
While I found success in one area, I'd been working so hard towards this one very narrow goal that everything around me just felt like it was being neglected.
The world gives you nothing until you give it everything.
Maybe I have something here. Maybe this is something that could fulfill this goal that I've had since I was a little kid which was to make a living doing something that i created and something that I loved.
I realized early on how committed the listeners I did have were — they were extremely loyal. It seemed like the show was really connecting with the people that were listening.
I wasn't doing it for anyone, but myself... and in retrospect it really helped. It was very authentic and it was just something I wanted to do.
Great works of art tell very specific stories.
It should really be the intention that we want to live with. The affirmations and the core values that we say, that we value. Because it will help us show up for the people who matter in the way that they deserve to.