Every one of us is an artist; the problem, however, is that far too many of us choose not to acknowledge it. During the early part of my professional career in finance, I was encouraged to think logically, which meant ignoring the creative side of my brain. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon Stanford Professor, Michael Ray‘s book, Creativity In Business, did I realize that it was my imagination that triggered my inspiration.
Much to my surprise, Michael’s work wasn’t about business or creativity, it’s singular focus was on helping you answer two questions Who am I? and Why am I here? As simple as that may seem, it helped me make sense of what Leornardo da Vinci meant when he said – “You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself…the height of a man’s success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. …And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others.”
In this conversation with David Goldstein, you’ll see why it’s easier than you think to connect with the Creative You.