Passion is a word we see everywhere inside and outside the creative industry. We’re told to “follow your passion” and that “passion leads to greatness” in almost mantra-like repetition. It’s true, passion is a fuel that lights the creative fire. When your heart fully immersed in what you are creating, and – more importantly – why you’re creating it, the outcomes are viscerally captivating. That emotion is one we all seek out like journeyman seeking enlightenment.
However, light most fuels, passion can sometimes fizzle out or run low. Maybe it’s the result of one too many long days that rapidly turn into long nights. Maybe it’s fatigue set on by taking on too much all at the same time. The reason doesn’t matter as much as the means to prevent and fight reduction of your passion.
This month, I sit with three creative minds from all over the world to discuss how they keep the passion alive and thriving in themselves and their teams. Simon Manchipp, Jay Fletcher, and Matthew Dawson have many things in common, but varying degrees of differences in their day-to-day responsibilities and focus. Each are nuanced in how passion’s role affects their world. Their insights and advice deliver invaluable knowledge for every creative endeavoring to fuel focus, career, and passion.