of the most important concepts
in my first book
connect two seemingly
In doing so,
it can help us discover
or unexpected insights
into something we were previously
while I was on tour
with my book
I shared the psychological pain
in the artistic
To my surprise,
resonated more deeply with my experience
It turns out
similar psychological/interpersonal pain
in the process
This experience helped me
create a metaphor
between the experience of artists
and the experience of entrepreneurs,
which lead me to do
what I do
But until I created
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
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
A common inner conflict revolves around these two thoughts:
It may seem like these two thoughts cannot be thought by the same person.
Yet they are often thought by the same person at the same time.
That’s why it is an inner conflict.
Our inner conflict often takes the form of a paradox.
When laid out logically, paradoxes will not make sense.
By connecting what may seem like contradictory perspectives through empathy,
we can give birth to what we call creativity.
It is through such act of creation,
that paradoxes dissolve itself,
leaving behind a sense of clarity and understanding.