Saving Your Creative Soul
I spoke at TEDXDepaul last month, on the invitation of Daniel Gurevich. He gave me free reign to decide what to talk about, a liberty I enjoy, so if you like this talk you can thank him too.
At the event I met Alexis Finch, who was sketchnoting the event at the same time I liveblogged my notes. We made an impromptu press row right up front. Here is her sketchnote of my talk.
Great talk, Scott. Inspirational stuff. I bough the Picasso movie just now.
The Picasso movie is not for everyone, as I tried to express. But it does give a sense of what it’s like to actually be a painter, mistakes and unknowns and all.
YES! Your talk left me with knots in stomach. It also reminded me of a poem I read recently by Rumi – “Unfold Your Own Myth”. Rumi writes “don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth, without complicated explanation”. To me, this is as much about being true-to-self as it is about honoring – saying yes to – our own ideas and work.
I really love this!
Thank you for being amazing. Thanks to Daniel Gurevich for providing the opportunity for you to do this.
I am glad I took a break to consume your content. :) Great talk. Thanks for taking the time to do that.
Awesome break after “Now I wanna talk about your soul!”. Priceless :)) Very good talk. Looked effortless.
I am feeling happy to learn from your .good self Please accept my congradulations!
You are blessed author and will be in our mind always.!
Here a link to ‘mystery of picasso’ on youtube, at least the first 25 allowed minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDXHczQqTe0
Excellent talk Scott.
Thanks Scott … absolutely brilliant and on the money! So many people — including me for many years — wait for the right inspiration to come to them to get through the “block”, and it’s work … boring, consistent, daily work … that eventually smashes the block.
Thanks Scott (and Daniel). The part about “doing the work” reminded me of the Ronnie Coleman quote: “Everybody wanna be a bodybuilder but nobody wanna lift heavy ass weights”. Ya gotta do the work, plain and simple.
Your presentation resonated extremely well with me. I should have listened to my inner voice a lot more over the past 12 years. The good news is that I still have many years ahead (hopefully) – I really appreciate the kick in the soul – I needed that.