This month I decided to watch the video interviews on CreativeLive by Chase Jarvis and get some daily inspiration, motivation and wisdom. I’ve decided to blog about the series, logging my thoughts and takeaways…

Day 17 creative genius – Kevin Kelly.

Kevin Kelly is the founding executive editor of Wired Magazine. He is an editor and writer with a pretty famous blog, seemingly predicting what the next big things will be, in the creative community and technology.  His latest book talks about the next 20 trends that will shape our lives, so you sort of get a sense of how he’s an idea guy.

Quantity over quality.

In his interview with Jarvis, he mentions the story of a professor that allowed students to be graded on the best project they submit – quality – or by weight, the quantity of projects done. It turns out that the best work comes from the group that focus on quantity… bringing up the point that we must do a lot, make mistakes and keeping going to create great work.

I really loved this point because I often get frozen in analysis or “perfection” of one thing, holding me back from releasing, trying, putting it out there. When in fact, it’s really proven to be more effective to create as much as possible! Another example of things that we sort of “know” but unable to follow through on, right?

Fail often… not a disaster.

At one point Kelly talks about failing often and it’s little things that you can handle. It’s a-okay. Instead of not tolerating failure and inevitably reaching a failure that brings our world down. That is so much worse! We must tolerate failure.

Lots of wisdom and creative talk, a great listen!

You can watch this interview by signing up for FREE – 30 Days of Genius at CreativeLive. Enjoy!

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