Tiny Houses, a Nest of Creativity

I love tiny houses. It takes me watching a few hours before I start getting tired of it basically and I think the tiredness is simply exhaustion after not moving for a few hours. But I always go back to those tiny houses channels because they make you dream – at least I speak for myself – and they’re just plain pretty to look at.

I think the amount of creativity that gets poured in the making of a tiny house can be quite amazing and I mean both on the actual design/build and interior decor/design sides of things. When facing constraints, it’s amazing how people can come up with lovely solutions to make the space work for them.

So, today I picked this video from Youtube channel Tiny House Giant Journey to watch as I was having breakfast.

I suspect another reason I am often up for a tiny house video is the fact that they often end up being parked and used in fabulous nature and they are also often made with a lot of wood.  They take you back to nature basically.

Daily Entrepreneurial Hour – Seth Godin

It’s been a while I’ve been having breakfast while consuming Youtube videos that enhance the quality of my life whenever I can . As a rule, I avoid making that work. Being a creative entrepreneur, things not allowed during this breakfast hour are how-tos videos or anything very directly related to my professional reality of the moment. This, I leave for after breakfast. So, what do I consume while I have my breakfast? Inspirational content such as things that make me dream, interviews with other entrepreneurs, etc. Inspirational or non technical educational stuff basically. I found this type of content fires me up for the day and it feels super good. This practice of discovering new inspirational content daily allows me to fill in my time well while I have my hot cuppa tea.

So, today I ended up watching the above video that got me to discover Seth Godin. I have seen the name around the internet but had never taken the time to find out what Seth Godin was about. I’m glad I have today because I like his thinking and ideas.

What stuck with me?

  • It’s important to fail a lot but fail small (failing big can simply put you out of business).
  • Creative block is a myth. Seth is of this opinion and I already was before watching the video too. Why? Creative and life experience.
  • Alongside the previous point, they talked about developing a daily habit being more benefitial to creativity and skill development to waiting for “creativity” to come to us to create a masterpiece.

Now, there was much more in this talk but these are what stayed with me.

I discovered Youtube channel The Futur a few weeks ago as I was curious about the topic of pricing client work in the graphic design sphere. Not that I needed that information but I just love a good video about business, creative or not, in general.

I remember watching a video where Chris Do was going through role plays with members of the audience and he said something that got my attention: it’s all about the value your work will bring to the client. He used the Nike logo to say something like it’s a simple mark and many of us designers will be able to create it fast. But the value this mark has brought to Nike is gargantuan and yes, I’m talking bottom line money here. I don’t know and don’t recall if Chris meant money value but to me, that’s the obvious value.

I liked that line of thought a lot because it makes sense. I also loved the confidence with which Chris was presenting this idea to his audience. Later on, I found out this confidence was the sheer result of many years experience in the field and hard work to master his craft.