Super Creatives Take Note. Keep quality writing instruments — pen or pencil, sharpener, eraser, and journal — on your person at all times; you never know when you’ll need to have a fast draw duel with Bansky. Be prepared to record your creative musings at all times, and if and when you have to sign a document, you’ll look super boss.
Become the Jack-of-all-Trades: Master The Ones That Count. Super Creatives learn it all and do it well. We stay curious. Today’s creatives are expected to blend skill sets effortlessly. If you don’t know how to do a certain something, Google it. When Super Creatives need to know more about “it,” they invest more time and effort to master it. With the accessibility of information today, there aren’t any more excuses. Super Creatives may not be an EXPERT at everything, however they are curious enough to engage and learn broadly. Imbibe information and the unfamiliar.
Cultivate a Circle of Culture: Be Socially & Globally Diverse. Super Creatives value culture. Develop friendships with interesting humans from around the globe who live lives that are unlike your own. Via your relationships with them, the way in which you see the world will forever be unique. I have a few great friends who live in Taiwan…I can’t read many of their Mandarin posts on social media, but from viewing their personal photo journeys, I’ve received great non-American perspectives. Those friends will make your life that much richer. Super Creatives have global social ecosystems. We love culture and understand the value of learning new ways of seeing.
Experience Life. Super Creatives always deviate from the standard script and schedule for the more interesting option. If you have a chance to do something amazing, don’t second-guess: do it. Book that last-minute flight, plan a visit on a whim, jump out of that Piper with a parachute. You live once and will never get that exact moment back again.
Be Classic. Super Creatives cultivate all things owned, worn, consumed, and loved. The things they spend time with are selected with care. Objects influence. Be influenced by good design and well-planned artifacts — this of course applies to good souls. The things you choose should be of value to you and last forever. People should leave positive lasting impressions.
Take it Light. My Dad used to say “Take it Light,” a ’70s phrase that I interpreted as travel light, which allows one to travel further. Don’t allow objects and clutter to occupy your physical space and your thoughts. Get rid of the heavy. Think light, live clear. Allow for more capacity to problem-solve and create.
Burn Bridges. Forget not burning bridges. If you must, the London, Brooklyn, and Golden Gate can all go down in flames. I question the notion that you have to preserve meaningless or BS relationships. Why waste your bandwidth on a meaningless connection? Burn it. You don't have to go out of your way to sabotage a draining, all-take-no-reciprocate relationship, but you also don’t need to spend any time nurturing a deemed-to-be-dead connection. Sometimes it’s as simple as not returning a text or DM. Save your energy for relationships that yield strong, purposed bounty. Often the fuel from that fire makes your pathway brighter.