Guest Post by Kelly Griego
After 8 years, I have decided that it’s time for me to bid adieu to New York City and usher in the next phase. It’s looking likely that I will start anew in Houston [I told you I missed Courtney!]. As I imagine a new life in a new town, I have the daunting yet thrilling task of deciding what sort of job to look for. It is exciting to think that the world is my oyster and I can use this opportunity to pursue my passions.
For inspiration [and maybe an ounce of procrastination], I recently re-watched a speech given by Sir Ken Robinson at an annual TED conference on creativity. Robinson makes the compelling argument that it is misguided, even risky, to think of creativity as something that exists only in the arts or music. Rather, it has the potential to exist in everything, and everything is better for it. Creativity has just as natural a home in negotiating a business deal as it does in designing a beautiful piece of clothing.
For me, Robinson’s TED speech is like a tune-up when I need to be reminded to tap into the creativity and passion that exist in us all to answer big or challenging questions. It’s a bit lengthy, but a truly chills-up-the-spine satisfying way to spend 20 minutes. And he’s funny!
P.S. Robinson has a terrific book called The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, a thought-provoking read for anyone questioning her career or seeking to know what inspires her the most.