Have you ever heard the expression “creative mess”? Are you a creative person that struggles with staying on task, or with organization in general? Do you believe that creative people are inherently disorganized?
Pete Davis is civic reformer from Falls Church, Virginia. As a millennial, Pete’s now infamous commencement speech at Harvard focused on his generation’s defining characteristic – that of being in infinite browsing mode, of keeping options open, of the inability to commit to an idea, a dream or a purpose long enough to see it through. Despite his speech being generation specific, it’s not just millennials that are stuck – this lack of focus and dedication can afflict anyone, no matter your age or current life status.
If your growth as an entrepreneur is stunted by an inability to finish what you start, or perhaps you’re stuck in what some call “analysis paralysis” or the ever-present “Shiny Object Syndrome”, then you don’t want to miss this episode!
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