How do you tackle chronic writer’s block?
For Sting, it means writing songs that feature the stories of other people. In this delightful presentation delivered at the TED 2014 conference, the Grammy Award-winning musician treats us to a lyrical, confessional talk about the inspiration he found in the shipyard workers he knew from his youth.
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by Hugh MacLeod
Ever wonder what it really takes to make a living as a creative person in today's complicated world?
MacLeod presents some witty keys for creative success, including "ignore everybody. Why should you "ignore everybody"?
Because, he writes, nobody else can tell you whether your idea is worthwhile. People can give you advice, but at the end of the day, it's your decision. The more original an idea, the less helpful the advice is going to be.
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