16 March 2007

Clear fatigue and no more fluid for me

Let it be known that I am pretty tired and I admit I have failed to gather enough material to make a dignified minor post.

I guess the best thing that I can do now is try to map out everything I've learnt in the past 10 days, so let's see...
  • Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within by Kenny Werner: A book all about music and mastering it in a way you don't expect. I must say, as I mentioned in my previous post, there are some pretty good points here and ever since I started looking into a lot of productivity books, creativity books and spiritual books, I'm slowly noticing the connections between so many things. You're most productive when you're most relaxed, explains why in drumming, they keep telling you to avoid tension so you can get better and faster.
  • How to Mind Map by Tony Buzan: An average book not because of bad content but because I didn't feel like I gained a lot from it. One thing I did learn is to try to use more imagery in mind-maps. It makes sense. For example, the word "orange" will probably only make you think of the fruit, the color, juice, vitamin C and stuff along those lines. Draw a picture and you may notice the dots on the orange's skin and it may lead you to polka dots, which may lead you to a cloud, then to red lips, to a red dress, to women, etc.
  • The Imagineering Way: Ideas to Ignite Your Creativity : I'm almost done with this, basically just a bunch of short essays by creative individuals working at Disney's Imagineers section. Some good points such as a quote by Chris Runco (Senior Concept Designer in the creative department) that states " 'Good enough' is the enemy of anything great." which I think I'm going to print out and frame or make my wallpaper on my computer :) Simple but inspiring.
And what next? Well so far this month's been quite hectic so my plan of moving from creative thinking to learning more about aesthetic design has not worked out so I'm going to stick to the topic and either move on to some Edward De Bono books or read through and implement techniques from Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques (2nd Edition).

Who knows. Hopefully a month later when I read back on this post I'll be glad of my progress.

Speaking of a month later, I've decided to leave my current job at Fluid Design + Marketing because of personal reasons and well I've re-thought it after talking to my boss and I've decided I'm going to resign. There are many reasons all of which I can't properly state here but perhaps a mind-map might clear it out for me :)
Let's see how things go after the end of April, I'm confident in exploring my potential, and building my future one brick at a time :)

Good luck to me (again) yay!

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