Hey @mdvfunes @Rockylou22 @NanaLou022 @ronald_2008 @clhendricksbc Thanks for helping things along today. Nice post on the Burgerons blog, cool “moments” and supportive tweetz. Spent day at Canvas conference. Home now. On couch. Not leaving 😀
— Todd Conaway (@Todd_Conaway) March 30, 2018
Lesson #1: Observe the world around you—closely, hungrily
This one has rung true in everything from parenting, photography, daily living and business. You can learn so much from just looking closely. (Flickr 365 Pic a day)
Lesson #2: Organization is key to productivity
Another one that I have learned the hard way over the years. The tedious, the details, the right tools, the organizing to create are important. When you have this in place it frees you to focus on the creating -thus you are productive. It is hard at first – but pay off is great. Once established it generates more creation time vs. wasted time finding, sorting, cleaning up….
Lesson #3: Don’t sweat mistakes—learn from them
Always! Fail Forward!!! Mistakes are you friends and best teacher. You only have to sweat them when you allow them to be the result. What you do with your mistakes is most important.
Lesson # 4: Pay no attention to trends—be yourself
The best is you. It is not a competition with others – only yourself. The lure of fame or the fast buck or being popular can sometimes cloud. But when you really look at those who do achieve greatness – they didn’t worry about being most popular – they only focused on being a better “me”. The greatest individuals and contributors are usually the ones nobody does know. The few that do become “great” often are the representative of the many who contributed. There are the few that take the extra effort and stand out and represent the many who work behind them – rather alongside them knowing it is the work and creating that is important.
Lesson #5: Connect, collaborate, build from others to create community and trust.
Art and creating is individual and personal – but it happens when you are doing your own thing alongside others. It becomes greater thru sharing and building. When you find community that respects and appreciates your individual work but can make it their own in a slightly different way – wow!
My wish is you all experience that at some time. It makes a better you if you let it happen. And all it is is sharing and supporting, accepting and respecting. Go for it!