Have you lost your passion and purpose as an artist? From time to time we get bogged down in the daily grind of life and lose site of the bigger picture of what we’re all about–which inevitably leads to loss of passion and energy. We wanted to share a few inspiring talks not only as a help to confirm your calling as an artist, but as a boost in your confidence and long-term creative vision as well.
Reclaim Your Passion and Purpose
Listen to Elle, as she tells her story of reclaiming her passion of art, changing her life work and is now living with focus and authenticity. Just recently CreativeMornings featured designer, painter, and writer Elle Luna. “Elle Luna describes her path from designer to artist, following her dreams and choosing ‘must’ over ‘should’.”
Here is the original essay By Elle: “The Crossroads of Should and Must”, the she published that went viral back in April of 2013. And Here is her latest book that has just come out– “The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion”. A short, very creative and inspiring book that helps people overcome societal resistance, personal fears and obstacles in order to rediscover their passions and become who they were created to be!
Restore Your Confidence
David Kelley is the founder of the legendary design firm IDEO, the company whose responsible for creating many icons of the digital generation.
How to Build Your Creative ConfidenceCreativity is a natural human ability, we just need to realize it and live in that confidence. By growing in this belief and facing our fears, we will be able to grow in our capacity to make positive contributions in the world around us.
We’re focused more and more on human-centered design; that involves designing behaviors and personality into products.— David Kelley
How to Live Your Calling
This is a GREAT interview with Robert Bruce who says, “He’s [Steven] the type that shatters your illusions about the very nature of work, and the reasons why you do what you do. And he gives you hope, because the work that you’re doing is actually far more important than you could have believed.”
In this interview on The Lede, Steven and Robert discuss:
- How to change everything about your work, in a moment
- Lessons from 17 years of struggle and failure
- Why you should approach your work with a warrior mindset
- How Steven “uses” social media
- The key to getting his work done every day
- How to quit screwing around and get serious