3 Simple Rules To Be A Successful Creative
I run my creative company with a set of rules. These rules govern our operations, projects, clients, and staff. They are critical to our success and without them we would be lost. I’ve learned these rules the hard way, through trial and error, sweat and tears, and most importantly, growth and prosperity.
1. DO WHAT YOU LOVE
This rule is critical, that is why it tops the list. This rule acts as a cornerstone in building a successful career. If you are not doing what you love to do, should you be doing it? If you can accomplish Rule #1 in your daily routine, you will never have to work a day in your life.
2. WORK FOR, AND WITH, GREAT PEOPLE
People and relationships are everything. If you surround yourself with colleagues, business partners, co-workers, and clients that have the ability to feed into your creative success don't be suprised when you find your niche and discover your creative DNA or the make up of who you are as an artist, musician, producer, photographer, designer, entrepreneur, you name it! All positive energy must be spent on the project and not in trying to repair a poisonous connection. This is especially crucial in a corporate setting where you have to work together.
3. FOLLOW THE CREATIVITY. DON'T CHASE MONEY.
This rule is very important. When working we should always value the creative vision over financial benefit. If you can work on great projects that you love, and with people you care about, success and growth come as a byproduct of the art. Ironically when you seek success or fortune, you often find yourself hating your job like 70% of most Americans.
"Money was made to be used and people were made to be loved, but often we use people and love money" -Anonymous
I hope these 3 Simple Rules for Being Effective has helped you as a creative crusher! Live with Passion!
In the comments below, let me know how you keep yourself creative!