By THOMAS LARTHE
I think I’m a solo creative
Hi everybody, today I wanted to talk about some thoughts I had about me and my career. I hope by doing this some of you will recognize themselves through my words or will understand better my way of working.
I’ve been studying art direction for now 2 and a half years, and I never found someone I could be in a team with.
WHY ? (this is the most interesting question.)
Maybe because I’m an egoist:
I’m a careerist with a globetrotter spirit and an ego bigger than Marc’s one. Being on a team requires making decisions together, if one of the members doesn’t want to move somewhere, the other one is «blocked.»
Maybe because I’m lazy:
Yeah, I don’t believe in Hard working (sorry Marc), I’m a « lazy » guy that don’t like loosing time. In fact I’m a Smart Worker, I optimize everything I do. What is the deference between an hard worker and a smart worker:
The hard worker spends a lot of time doing a lot of things, and the smart one spends the right amount of time doing the right things. So finally Work Smart > Work hard.
Maybe I just didn’t find the perfect teammate:
It’s difficult to find someone that understand your creativity, who has the same aspirations and the same « niaque ». A person with whom you are in creative symbiosis. It’s more difficult to find a creative partner than a soulmate.
Or maybe I’m just a solo creative:
Since my childhood, I have always loved being lonely. Every two years my family and I moved from a country to another and I never really had time to make real friends. Due to this and some bad experiences, my trust in people has decreased, and my self-confidence increased. As you have seen from the «Egoist part», for me being lonely and having no attachments it’s being free. I’m too young to have attachments and have a “restricted” life.
As somebody told me «keep going, nobody gonna wait for you».