Those who tell stories rule the world.
1. Skipping college.
2. Focus on internships instead of school.
3. Start a company instead of writing a resume.
4. Refuse to present yourself in a linear way.
Check out my profile of artist, art director, dj, dancer and all around cool chick Eunice Kindred. Here’s an excerpt:
Kindred advises fellow artists to never be afraid to push their work, something she had to work on as a self-described shy person. To avoid the “starving artist” title, always be ready to present your work or give out a business card, and be open-minded to alternative avenues for getting your work seen. She’s not above approaching a restaurant owner about how great her work will look on their walls.
Her advice to businesswoman is equally simple: be 100% behind what you do and yourself. “Don’t doubt your skills or your background,” she says. “That comes across when you’re presenting or pitching something. Be prepared for anything and on top of your game.”