In the second season, we’re on a journey to discover another key aspect of creativity: empathy.
Whether we realize it or not, empathy plays a huge role in all of our lives and experiences, especially when it comes to creative work.
It shapes our perception and our approach to work, relationships, and expectations.
Sometimes, the world becomes a difficult place to be. Coping with uncertainty, anxiety, and even sadness for a long time is a big challenge – even more so for creatives who are incredibly perceptive types. That’s why relying on empathy is so vital nowadays.
“In the 2000s, I dreamt of living a big, important, impactful life and in the 2010s I exceeded every expectation of what that meant to me. I’m very excited to not know what’s coming into the 2020s because I know it’ll surprise me. Christmas album, clown school, turtle farm, who knows?!”
How many of you are familiar with the phrase: ”today I’ll power through all the deadlines, and I’ll rest tomorrow”?
I bet it hits close to home! We all tell ourselves this as a motivation to get things done, but rest never follows because tomorrow is packed with opportunities to hustle, earn more money, and get more projects under our belt.
Being an empath in the business world can be challenging sometimes, but it also has its perks. Learning how to control and manage our emotions when dealing with clients or employees requires a deep understanding of why and where our feelings come from.
Welcome back to a new season of the Drag & Drop Show!
Empathy is one of the most abstract concepts that are part of our emotional toolkit but also the one that everyone understands deeply. It almost slips through your fingers, this “ability to share someone else’s feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person’s situation.”
In the first season of the podcast, John Biggs, former editor for TechCrunch, explored one of the many manifestations of creativity: wisdom gained by finding ways to do better, more meaningful work.
We’re dedicating the second season of the Drag & Drop Show to putting empathy in the spotlight, where it always deserves to be.