Dr. Antonio Damasio talks about why emotions are critical to the decision-making process. (We talked about that recently.)
You can watch the whole interview (just over an hour long) at Fora.tv.
Here are some things you believe:
Guess how many of those are true?
Did you guess zero?
You’ve seen the common perception of “artists” — disorganized, flighty, not always entirely in touch with reality. Mess and disorder, partying ’til all hours and sleeping in, drink and drugs and bad behavior of all kinds. Artists aren’t expected to behave like “normal” people because, y’know, they’re artists.
Truth is the more habits you institute in your life the better it is for your art. Here’s why.
Exercise strengthens muscles. It also strengthens willpower.
Muscles get tired and have to rest.
So does willpower.
Most new authors dream of getting a book deal; having a publisher contact them and say, hey, we want your book. I’ll reserve comment on the value of getting a book deal for another conversation.
Some time back a client turned down not one, but two book deals. Two publishing houses approached them and said, hey, we want your book, just sign on the dotted line.
And they thought and they thought and they said, I don’t fit in the box you’d like to put me in.
And then they said the hardest word in the language of business: … more … “If the Box Doesn’t Fit, Don’t Wear It”