I just ordered Hugh MacLeod’s Ignore Evereybody: And 39 Other Keys To Creativity – simply because of the farcical treatment the folks over at Brand Autopsy gave it.
I LOVE IT!
More-so, I love the segment that they chose to feature. The Sex and Cash Theory – something I think anyone that considers themselves as “Creative” can identify with (in any timbre). (feed readers and Facebookers, click here to see the video – it’s a RIOT!)
After you stop laughing, think about YOUR Sex and Cash paradigm. How much of the work you do is simply to “pay the bills,” and how much is “sexy?”
If you’re like me, your career is probably leaning a tad bit to the “pay the bills” side. Okay, it sleeps, eats, and craps on the “cash” side with a little window to the “sexy” side… sigh. (Really, boss, if you’re reading this, I love my job.)
What do you think it would take to push your career a little closer to the “sexy” side? One more post? One less spreadsheet? Another hour with the iPod on 10? One more doughnut before that board meeting?
Just a little food for thought.
Keep Cooking (sexy creative)!
Andrew B. Clark
The Brand Chef