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In this week’s episode of Getting Work To Work, I talk about whether an artist should be a generalist or a specialist. As a creative generalist with interests in multiple subjects including filmmaking, web design and development, photography, teaching and more, I struggle with the advice of picking one pursuit and doing only that. I mention the original Renaissance man, an interview with Joseph Campbell by Bill Moyers, Chris Brogan’s The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth, and the movie Hudson Hawk.

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How You Can Embrace Your Generalist Tendencies Today:

  1. Be you.
  2. Master focus.
  3. Establish a schedule of learning and expression.
  4. Be present and always ask yourself: “How will I show up for the people who matter today?”

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