Due to my young age, I can safely assume I’m a digital native. After posting my first creation online and watching it spread, receiving feedback along the way, I realised that creating and sharing is the simplest way to discover the world around you. You create something great — or not — and post it online. Magically, it ends up in places you couldn’t have gone otherwise.
Art creators have a big advantage: they are accustomed to creating. Creation is based on one simple concept: taking action and being proactive, not merely responding.
Comparing the life of creatives with the life of non-creatives, I spotted the chasm between the two mindsets. Creatives are more motivated to ‘make stuff happen’, regardless of the end result.
Likewise, comparing how creatives approach art and how they approach life, I also spotted the same thing: they ‘can do’ when it comes to art ; but they conform and become indecisive when it comes to professional and life decisions.
That made me wonder, so I investigated the matter a bit more. Why do some people become great artists and fulfilled human beings, while others struggle?
My findings were impressive.
When it comes to the single reason why some people get what they want from life, the answer is quite simple: better decision-making.
Better decision-making is simpler than you think it is. You can find out more about how decision-making and action-taking works for artists (and humans) in my new white paper, called Smart Decisions – What Artists Need To Know. I look forward to your feedback !
Tommy Darker is a London-based musicpreneur, writer and lecturer, and one of the winners of Midem 2013’s ‘OpenMic’ competition. He has compiled extensive findings on decision-making & more in a compact book, called The Indecisive Musicpreneur, available here.