Entries by Jeffrey Davis

Navigating Uncertainty for Entrepreneurs & Creatives

I hold space for vast amounts of uncertainty in my life – creatively, entrepreneurially, existentially. My closest teammates, friends, and family know this. But not everyone is temperamentally disposed to invite uncertainty. I respect that. So, I also train clients to navigate uncertainty in ways that work for them when branding, rebranding, and advancing next […]

Embracing Challenges for Growth

There are problems, there are challenges, and there are obstacles. They’re not the same. Harrison Ford got sick on the set of Steven Spielberg’s film Raiders of the Lost Ark. One morning, scheduled for an intense sword fight scene with a formidable foe, Ford didn’t feel up to the task. So, he asked Spielberg to make a […]

A Ripe Time for Introverted Creatives & Entrepreneurs

There’s never been a better time for you to share your message and creative brilliance with the world. Imagine if Jonas Salk discovered the polio vaccine, but cowered at the prospect of receiving publicity or criticism or of appearing vain by drawing attention to himself so he decided to keep the discovery to himself, that would be […]

Tapping into Creative Collaboration

Collaboration, it turns out, is essential for creative productivity and innovation. The New York socialite Mabel Dodge knew something about putting talented, engaging people from different backgrounds and creative media in the same room. With the right atmosphere and combination of people, ideas could ignite that might inspire creative action (including even, a few love affairs).

The Brave Creative

  You can toil on a book, rehearse a talk, strategize a launch, stretch yourself to create a new product or offer or a whole new business, but you cannot control outcome. You can craft to design experiences to take people where you promised, you can have meetings to plan, and you can gather and […]