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“I’m open to suggestions…”


Do you mean that? Or are you just saying that?

I see a lot of creatives get the opportunity to hear from people who care (notice I didn’t say critics) but shoot the opportunity down—because of either anger, arrogance, or disinterest—and lose a golden moment.

Don’t think saying the words is the same as meaning it.

Be honest.

Are you ready to close your mouth and listen?

© 2016 Dara Girard © Image 123rf/Nataliia Bielous

Forget Opinions


My latest non-fiction title, 10 Things to Forget: to be Creatively Free was a blast to write. On this blog, I’ve been writing on topics that didn’t make it into the book. You can read the other posts here.

Forget Opinions
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
Steve Jobs

Artists don’t need other people’s opinions.

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