Gas Can Afterburn
There was a nice write-up in the Kansas City Business Journal about the first annual AAF-KC Gas Can Creative Conference held June 20. That even was such a mind-boom! I plan on going next year, whether I speak or not! Such good takeaways and good juju!
My favorites included
That big scribble there on the screen behind me is just that. I made several points with it. First, that making a giant scribble on your page means that you've stepped away from your electronic devices. Second, it defeats the tyranny of the blank page, which is a real thing. Third, it gets you moving and thinking and creating, and once in motion, you're much more likely to stay that way. Fourth, take a look at what you just scribbled. What do you see? In my scribble (which I drew with my left hand, along with my entire presentation), I see a skier in mid-jump, a Chinese character, an anarchy A, and a dancer. Perhaps one of the things you see in your scribble will connect with the thing you're working on. Fifth (five already?!), it releases you from the pressure of being perfect. The world does not need you to be perfect! It needs you to be authentic. If authentic involves scribbling, then do it! Sixth, and finally, it just might help you make your point a little clearer.
Thanks for reading,
p.s. Thanks for the photo and the nice words Leslie—you're a peach! And I hope you can keep writing to your hearts content!
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Good juju-spreader, speaker, graphic designer. I'd love to hear from you!