What is Your Currency?

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Live out your imagination, not your history.” ~ Stephen Covey 

Creative economy has been the buzzword here in Colorado and in pockets all over the United States. It is about making a living artfully through our passions and living with purpose in all that we do. 

More and more, people are realizing that there is great personal value in fulfilling our lives with what we love to do, rather than just existing to make the almighty buck. Individuals are beginning to realize that the vicious circle of working lots of hours just to have, to spend, to accumulate and keep up with the Joneses does not necessarily make sense. It is not a sustainable way to live. It is hard to enjoy and live healthy lifestyles when we are stuck on the treadmill of working more hours just to be able spend more. 

Relationships, community, volunteerism, thinking beyond our selves and our material needs are beginning to take priority in people’s lives, as this slow economy has forced us to see that there are other ways of being. And that is not a bad thing! I love hearing stories of people who are successfully recreating themselves and their businesses in these times of economic hardships. 

There was a story this week in the Steamboat Today newspaper about an artist who decided to act upon his longstanding interest in the fabric arts. Now, he is winning international acclaim for his creativity and artistic talent in making quilts. To read his story, please visit http://bit.ly/l58Ad0. For those who are unable to travel to see David Taylor’s quilts, I hope some day he will independently publish a book and sell it on the world-wide-web, with images of his fabric creations and his thoughts about using his creative talents for personal fulfillment. 

Do you have creative currency that has been dormant? Believe in yourself and dare to expend energy on making a new life for yourself through your passions. Write it, publish it, sew it, knit it, cook it, paint it, mold it, build and grow it – what ever IT is!

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2 thoughts on “What is Your Currency?

  1. Sue, Have you ever read Daniel Pink’s “A Whole New Mind”? He believes the creative, right brained people will take over the world! I highly recommend it. I believe that people are going back to basics. The economy isn’t getting better anytime soon. They might as well be happy, and if that means getting involved with the arts, so be it!

  2. Hi Cam – I actually did a blog about Daniel Pink speaking at the Chatauque Institute (an art colony in New York) a few months back. I have not read his book however, but I will get a hold of it – sounds great and he is not the only person that feels the creatives are the ones who will ignite the economy. Thanks for responding to this blogpost. I find the entire subject of creative economy very interesting!

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