The Monday Morning WHIP // 111

It’s time to get your creative on! As Stan (http://branddna NULL.blogspot NULL.com) tells us, there’s always more hours in the day to do things for love, not money.

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Last weekend I caught up with an art director friend of mine, who told me about an interior design project he’d been working on.

During the week I met two very interesting copywriters. One is about to have a book published and the other has had several pieces published in magazines.

And on Wednesday I’ll be going to the opening of a photographic exhibition by an art director I worked with many years ago.

That’s four talented creative people, all of whom make a living in the ad business, being creative outside of their day job.

Which, to be frank, left me feeling like a bit of an under achiever.

Until my wife reminded me that I have a very popular blog, write a monthly column for Marketing magazine and also write this Monday morning ramble every week.

So that’s five talented creative people, all of whom make a living in the ad business, being creative outside of their day job.

And I’m sure I could find loads more without too much effort.

So if your pursuit of a full time role as a creative has yet to come to fruition, why not channel some of that creative energy into personal projects?

Of course not everyone can write a book. I certainly couldn’t. But if you use your creativity as often as you can, in as many ways as you can, who knows where it could take you.

You may end up a writer instead of a photographer. You may find yourself arranging flowers rather than art directing. Who knows!?

Regardless of how things turn out, you’ll end up one day with a career where you make a living from being creative rather than simply being a creative.

Written by Junior
Originally posted on: 28/02/2011
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