Communication for Creatives

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Honestly, I love creatives — the energetic buzz of overflowing ideas, off-beat personality (sometimes larger-than-life personality), passion, drive, vision — all of it. What I find tough with this particular species is Communication.

Now, I’ve read lots of articles where creatives advise other creatives about how to be more productive, and how, to do so, they need to cut people out of their schedules and limit their time on email and their phones, so as to do more “deep work”. As a creative myself, I get it! I really do. I find that I get less time and focus for my craft if I’m inundated with external voices featuring surface-level talk or pulling me in 1000 different directions. All because of what they want me to do for them, rather than me actually getting my own work done.

However, I feel that there needs to be some kind of balance. How do we even begin to collaborate and create cool stuff if I can’t even reach you 75% of the time?

Something has to change.

As much as I’m sometimes in awe of the power of technology in the way in can connect the world, I also hate it sometimes because of it’s ability to control my life.

My call-to-action is to try and work on a happy medium between communicating effectively and not at all so that the impact of creative work can be that much more multiplied and impactful.

Seriously, I don’t need to feel like the bad end of a one-sided love when all I want is for us to work together (and change the world of course). Working with me is frickin’ awesome. I can totally provide a stellar reference from yours truly.

Have a cool idea? Write to me at as3487@georgetown.edu if you want to know more about how we can collaborate.

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Aleesha Suleman

Aleesha Suleman

Identity, personality and relationships: works-in-progress. Join me in the unearthing of myself through my writing. Karibuni!

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