- Don’t Borrow Money
financial control=creative control.
by listening to other’s subtle details, ambitions, and desires in their speech you mold their world with your own. mutually beneficial.
- Take field trips
the bandwidth of the world is much greater than that of any device.
design is birthed through research. don’t be ashamed to borrow.
when your at a loss for words, make up something else, just not words.
- Break it, Stretch it, Bend it, Crush it, Crack it, Fold it.
- Explore the other side
trying using technology that’s considered old & outdated. use pen & paper instead of a QWERTY keyboard.
- Coffee breaks, Cab rides, & Green rooms
sometimes growth/inspiration happens outside of where you thought it was intended to. the “waiting room.”
- Avoid fields. Jump fences.
break free of boundaries when it comes to being creative. don’t allow them to have control over what is meant to be a manifold and dynamic process.
- Repeat Yourself
if you like something, do it again, and again. if you don’t like something, do it again.
- Forge your own Tools
tools amplify our capacities, so even a small tool can make a big difference. even simple tools that are your own can yield new avenues of understanding.
- Stand on Someone’s Shoulders
you’ll go farther being carried on the accomplishments of others, plus it’s a better view ahead.
- Avoid Software
everyone has it.
- Don’t Clean Your Desk
you may find something in the morning you couldn’t see tonight.
- Don’t Enter Award Competitions. You good.
they’re not good for you.
- Read Only Left-Hand Pages
strange i know. Marshall McLuhan did this. cutting the amount of info we take in leaves room for what he called, “our noodle.”
- Make New Words
Expand a lexicon, demand a new way of thinking by doing so. the new thoughts will demand a new form of expression. that expression demands new conditions. 💎
- Think With Your Mind
forgot technology. don’t limit creativity to devices. 💎
innovation in design happens in context. that context is usually some form of cooperatively managed expertise. the myth of a split between “creatives” and “suits” is what Leonard Cohen calls a “charming artifact of the past.”
- Harvest Ideas
ideas need the space to be dynamic & fluid to flourish properly.
- Keep Moving
don’t let the reinforcement you receive for your successes drive you. instead, allow failure & migration to.
- Slow Down
you don’t need to operate according to “standard” time frames.
- Don’t Be Cool
free yourself from the fear of how you’ll be perceived, just go.
- Ask stupid Question’s
assess the answer, not the question. imagine learning as if you were an infant soaking up EVERYTHING they’re exposed to.
there’s always massive creative potential when you combine two different perspectives in any capacity.
leave room for ideas that have yet to present themselves to you clearly. the ideas of others as well.
- Stay Up Late
great things tend to happen when you push past the limits you thought had to stop at in your creative mind.
- Work the Metaphor
look at what things stand for rather than what they actually are.
- Be Careful to take Risks
the work you produce today will help shape your future, so nurture it as such.
- Allow events to Change You
be willing to grow. growth is different than something that happens to you. you produce & live it yourself.
- Forget about Good.
growth is not necessarily ‘good.’ growth is about exploration, if you stick to only what’s good you’ll never truly grow.
- Process is more than Outcome
when the payoff or outcome drives the process you’ll never break new ground. when the process itself drives the outcome you’ll at least know you’ll actually want to be wherever you end up.
- Love your Experiments
look at the big picture when it comes to trying new things, try to find fun in your failures.
- Go DEEP
the deeper you go into anything the more likely you are to find something of value.
- Capture/Log Accidents
you either win or you Learn something.
use the necessity to produce as an excuse to study, it’ll prove to be beneficial either way.
allow yourself to get lost in your own thoughts as well as the world. lack judgement, postpone criticism.
- Start ANYWHERE
thinking that there’s a set place or way to begin something can be crippling until you let that notion go.
- Everyone is a Leader
whenever/wherever growth happens allow it. follow it when it identifies with you, don’t be afraid to follow someone else’s lead.