One of the most important concepts
I introduced in my first book
Metaphors connect two seemingly unrelated ideas.
In doing so
it can help us discover
new or unexpected insights
into something we were previously unaware.
while I was on tour with my book
I shared the psychological pain and struggle
I experienced in the artistic creative process
with some of the people I met.
To my surprise,
Entrepreneurs resonated more deeply w/ my experience
It turns out
similar psychological/interpersonal pain and struggle
in the process of launching and running their business.
This experience helped me create a metaphor
between the experience of artists
and the experience of entrepreneurs,
which lead to a series of insights,
which is how I ended up coaching entrepreneurs/founders.
I created that metaphor
I used to often say that I don’t understand entrepreneurs.
If I said I do understand,
it was just so I could feel entitled
to say something negative about them.
whenever I say I don’t understand someone
or say I do understand them
just so I can say something negative about them,
I tell myself
that it’s time