The next big take away came from none other than a ted x talk by Simon Sinek. Here is the video, watch if you dare...
from this video I took out more than the statement that "people buy WHY you do not what you do", I learned that being genuinely interested in my work, my passions, my craft, my art - I can sell to those that believe me, which should in turn be easy. Communication of Great Leaders... learn to develop my WHY. I wrote in my journal as soon as I heard Simon making sense... making too much sense. I wrote all over it and had notes that I learned from many of the other lessons from class. I had to synthesize a couple of those lessons to make them impact me life in a more practical way. To me, this also related the creative process. To make something innovative you must have a clear objective and a solid reason for it. Without it there is no true grit or integrity in the process and conviction behind the process.
Creative person resume: This class assignment required me to some research on one of my favorite authors and anthropologist, Joseph Campbell.
Known for his book, "The Hero with a Thousand Faces"(1949). I was already familiar with the work of Joseph Campbell having done my I.B. Extended Essay on his book. The research paper of over 4,000 words really made me comfortable with his work but not before have I really researched the man himself. This new insight gave me a better understanding of the author's purpose and intent in his writing. This definitely helped me form a better understanding of a creative person. One that creates is one that finds inspiration around him.