It is actually happening.
I think that these feelings are normal to have… Especially when one is groomed to stay on “the Path” of so-called safety. The business world is all I’ve known. The arts is an unexplored planet to me, and I am scared.
THE RIGHT DECISION
I know that this is the right decision. I have been jumping from one company to the next, dissatisfied with the culture, their ethics or the team. Although it was a risk, I am proud I didn’t settle. Now I understand that I was swimming in the wrong seas, hence my discomfort and extreme feelings of inadequacy.
A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
No one realises how brilliant I am in what I do. I brought to marketing a vision that could have put any company 5 years ahead. But their obsession with “previous data” and risk-averse “strategies” kept them in the mediocrity I arrived in. I fought for my vision in Adidas: I won and proved them wrong. But why should I waste 4 months of my life, time, energy and priceless ideas to push ONE idea on companies who just don’t see the magic of it? This may come across as arrogant but I just think I know my worth enough to just leave the skepticism of the “nay sayers” behind me and find a place that appreciates me, my ideas and my vision.
I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE
They are out there. Geniuses silenced by the idiocy of rules and protocols. I hear them and feel them. And they are coming out of their shell. In the next few months, companies will be baffled by the decrease in applications for their brain-dead roles. The artists and creators are finally gaining the power and attention they deserve.
And I hope to be one of them.