The Challenge of Starting Something New

Working to develop something new frightens most people. Knowing there aren’t any guarantees or quick and greasy shortcuts to success asserts a deep and uneasy challenge for young people who seek to solve a problem that is worth their time, focus, and effort.

I am a proponent of going BIG and taking on the deepest and most meaningful challenges. To help confront our biggest fears and work through our greatest challenges, I am assembling an institute for young upstarts who are looking to change the world. 

Space for the event is limited to twenty participants. I think small groups generate the deepest impact.

Consider Your True Intent

With space, time, and attention your art can grow into something remarkable. Consider the way your art connects you to others and the purpose of that interaction. Thinking of your art as a dialogue that transforms the space around what you have created. Being honest about your intentions will help you understand the focus of your creation. 

Sometimes we draft without purpose. I would rearrange that and consider self-discovery or discovery as the intent. Often arriving at clarity through the journey of creation helps you discover much more than you started with. Many create with the intent of prosperity. Consider compelling, hilarious, or justice as the purpose of starting a new project.  
There are many methods to pursue goals, consider your true intent, as you begin your journey.

Connections Over Consumption

As we consider our endeavors for the coming weekend, strengthen the human connections that matter most and spend lots of time in the spaces that bring us together.