Moving away from the commercial
I first read this from Keri Smith in December
, near the start of my KaosPilots chaos, and it still rings true to me now:→
2. I did at some point learn that all of the things that I had done to try and "make it" were actually bullshit (ego driven) and had nothing to do with being an artist or living in a way that made the world a better place. These things included (for me), goal setting, networking, promoting, marketing, and also wanting to "get ahead".
I wish I knew more people with this philosophy. However, they're hard to find amongst all the noise and nonsense of SEO and "social media gurus" and "BE THE FIRST IN BUSINESS" yadda yadda.
I left my Entrepreneurship & Innovation class because it was too full of smug guys in suits talking about making money without any concern for social value. Yet I am also frustrated with people so deeply into the arts/activist scenes who think money is always evil, and that all businesses are corrupt - it disrespects smaller businesses and people who just want to make a honest living.
But how do you find a happy medium? How do you still achieve what you want without falling into the networking/marketing trap? How do you find other people who support you without trapping you into numbers, figures, statistics? Or, conversely, who appreciate your need to create without shunning you because you are not averse to mainstream methods?
Where are these people? Is Keri the only one?