The ideal client avatar exercise was originally developed for companies selling products or services. As an individual selling themselves, it can serve as a starting place to encourage thinking … but it breaks down quickly. Most people don’t like to see pictures of themselves or hear themselves because they don’t actually like themselves let alone love themselves.
I’m not a coach. Coaches try and bring out the best in you. I think it’s already there. I’m an artist, I see the beauty in you and help you display it to the people who will appreciate it.
“Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness.”
I’ve been making time for art this week. Last night I decided to draw Geroge Carlin. My hand was tired by the time it was finished 4 hours later. I definitely think it could have been better if I had used various drawing pencils with a range of darkness. Also, I think in the future I’ll get a white pencil to add highlights to the drawing. All in all, it came out nice and most importantly it made me happy.
Here is a great video explaining the Dunning-Kruger Effect and how the perception of ability and actual ability differ. It’s also why employers should be wary of people who think they are an expert at something.