Podcast – Episode 0017 – The Creative Class
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In this episode Joel and Antonia discuss what it means to be part of the creative class.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- Since so much of labor has been automated, there’s more and more need for knowledge workers and a creative class.
- We’re often far more creative as children, and it’s a challenge to reclaim that creativity as adults.
- Some personality types make better decisions if they just tap into their creative side.
- Creativity can lead to major personal growth.
- An artist is anyone who is creative, and a creative self can be reclaimed.
- “Shadow Artists” are those who desire to be creative, but don’t directly go for their dream. They get a job that is close to it. (i.e. An assistant to a film director, instead of being the director.)
- Permission is the biggest factor in living the artistic/creative life you desire.
- There are some stereotypes about artistic and creative types that can turn people off from pursuing their authentic desires.
- Being part of the creative class doesn’t have to look like the traditional artist.
- Creativity can’t necessarily be quantified and measured. There can be a lot of waste/excess, so it can look messy.
- Not everyone wants you to be creative. They don’t want you to reinvent the wheel, they want the bottom line. Support is important but not always available.
- When we don’t give ourselves permission to do things, it’s very difficult to give others permission.
- When someone breaks free and pursues creativity others may resent their sense of freedom.
- A creative class is rising, which means less and less people are resenting others creative freedom.
- Creatives tend to ask for forgiveness instead of permission.
- Don’t let others stop you if you get the wind knocked out of your sails.
- Creatives are more needed than ever – we’re moving into a creative culture.
- The creative class is also discovering new ways of doing business. They’re not just creating art – they’re creating new business models.
- Creativity will be needed to save entire industries.
- Creative ideas can be seen even in places like the prison system.
- Technology outpaces itself every eight months. We need a lot of creative minds to come up with solutions to keep up with technology.
- This creative culture is going to have to be more forgiving of failure.
- In creativity, failure is part of test/iterate, and gets you to your goal faster. It’s part of the process, as long as you’re increasing the quality of your failures.
- When reclaiming creativity, start with something you have sovereignty over. Where you can call the shots.
- Give yourself a lot of space and time for creativity. Playfulness is important. Get on a child’s level, crawl on the floor. Replicate the experiences of childhood.
- Act like you did when you were 7 years old.
- Practice not giving a damn.
- Put up reminders in your home to be expressive and free from social censure.
- Creative people are life-long learners. School/education may move into a subscription model as opposed to something you get through in college and then move on.
- Always have a book you’re reading.
- Community is vital to a creative class person. Find a community/tribe of like-minded individuals.
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