The two are very different and can be a hard balancing act. They require different skills to succeed. My epiphany earlier was that I tried to merge opposing needed reactions into one when they cannot normally coexist to function properly. This has been my mistake.
Some things are so complicated that in such circumstances you break them down as much as you can. This helps others understand it, and thus I will simplify everything that I suspect others won’t understand. I expect to be asked more demanding questions from those that get it. I do the opposite for simpler aspects because it’s about expanding the mind and bringing about critical thinking. This has been my folly as people can only interpret what you put in front of them, they are not mind readers. As someone who has made their career in communication, I now see where I need to improve, where I should have performed better.
In business, you want confidence, trust and predictability. You need reassurance that you are making the correct decision because others depend on it. Business is a whole cosmos in itself and there is no room for doubt or mistakes because you are literally in the power of peoples lives. If a venture fails the consequences can be high. In the corporate world, there is little room for mistakes. Confidence & assurance are the main currency- as they should be! To do so, you have to understand the client through questioning so you can provide for their needs and help them grow.
In art & thus creative, it is the opposite. You want to evoke emotions and the more challenging they are the better. I want, in my writing to make you feel something other than normal. I love that I’ve made people cry both in joy and sadness simply using words. It’s an honour to me for you to be your raw, naked and emotional feeling self as an artist.
As an artist, I want you to access all of your emotions and I want to trigger you to feel it deeply be it positive or negative.
As a business person, I’m appalled that you would ever be anything beyond what’s needed in a professional setting. I’m confused as to you choosing to show vulnerability, it makes me question your ability to make hard choices for the progress of the business. Do you have the stamina to put in the hard work for the road ahead? Can you guarantee success?
Both routes are hard work, both choices involve dedication and both have high rewards when done correctly. Like most aspects of life, succeeding in both is about balance, being present and focussing on the outcome. What is it that you desire? How can you show you’re the best?
For me, it’s time I started to compartmentalise my abilities in a manor that I can access the required skills for the appropriate tasks. I recognise that I pulled myself apart so I could heal stronger and in a healthier way. Here’s to the success of both my creative and corporate sides!