When we try to find our passion, without the roadmap of curiosity, we are looking for a living, moving, breathing and all-powerful thing. But without curiosity breathing life into our passion, it evades us. We cannot see it, because it is not doing what passion does. It is not yet moving things around, shining brightly, creating, singing, shouting, or dancing. It has not yet uttered its first sound or made its first move.
Whether you are building a business or an audience, the importance of strategic branding is paramount. And it is not something that can wait until later, unless you want to throw away opportunities for success.
Writer’s block is some giant red dragon that any writer must eventually slay — or wither and be forgotten. We must find our way through some magical castle and conjure the infallible writer’s knight — to help us slay this giant red dragon before every word we have ever written or thought is burned up by the breath of this mysterious beast.
Consistency is key to the sustainability of any brand. This applies to visual and audial consistency as well as a less tangible consistency — the consistency of purpose. Of course, it is important to be consistent in imagery, audio, tone and design— but the only reason the consistent look or sound of your brand matters is because of…
Your purpose was there all along and so was your genius. It was in every tear you ever cried, every mission you ever accomplished and every goal you ever set. It was there when you flipped burgers at your first job, and it was there when you received your best opportunities.
They shaped our world without our permission — never let rejection stop you from writing, painting, thinking and creating Originally published on Medium—Holly Kellums Feb 21 Success appears to be less about the world wanting what we have to offer and more about our resolve to give it, even in the face of rejection. MostContinue reading “Great Successes Who Died Failures — What If Van Gogh Never Painted the World?”