Expressed by people unafraid of criticism, creative vision is responsible for the shape of civilization today.
It has brought every advancement in thought, science, and mechanics that allows our current standard of living. It inspires you to pioneer and experiment with new ideas in every field. It is always on the lookout for better ways of doing things.
Creative vision belongs only to people who have the habit of going the extra mile, for it recognizes no nine-to-five working hours and it isn’t concerned with monetary rewards. Its aim is doing the impossible.
– Napoleon Hill, Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success (Emphasis mine)
Months ago, I watched the Albert Maysles’ documentary, “Iris.”
I’m fascinated that a nonagenarian could be viewed as a fashion icon. (The woman was 93-freakin’-years-old when they filmed the documentary.)
Iris Apfel is an American businesswoman, and back in the day, a very successful interior designer along with her husband (R.I.P., Carl).
Iris and Carl spearheaded several design restoration projects, including work at the White House for nine presidents.
But what caught my attention during the documentary were her comments about younger designers and artists.
“Young kids don’t know how to sew… they don’t drape. They have no understanding of fabric. And they have no sense of history. No curiosity. When I was younger, I had a great sense of history. Everything is inter-related and it all affected art and design.”
In other words, Iris Apfel was well-informed.
She knew what was going on around her at that time.
And whatever was happening in the news… in popular culture… and even what happened in the past – it lent itself to her creative vision.
I’m not sure if creative vision is easier to have today or harder.
But I do know it’s needed. Perhaps more than ever.
I see a lot of “wannabees” running around. Marketers who simply copy each other. Businesses who are using what worked in the 1990’s but don’t realize how much the world has changed (and the Internet changed everything).
Today’s marketer needs to be bold and fearless.
Unafraid of taking a risk.
Unafraid of failing.
And they need a bucket full of creative ideas to test.
A constant supply of ideas that will push them forward into the next “big thing.”
So how full is your bucket?
I released a tool that will help you generate the kind of ideas that will make a difference in your business.
This tool is not a “whiz-bang-get-rich-quick” tool. And for those who blast through life and miss key lessons that could help prevent them from making a major mistake — it’s likely they’d pass this by, too.
Because what I developed was a way to keep the lights on for your business.
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