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AC Podcast: Hendrix & The Monkees

by | The Accidental Creative

Did you know that Jimi Hendrix once toured as the opening act for The Monkees? Let’s just say that the experiment didn’t go so well. Here are some reflections on making art for the wrong crowd.

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Todd Henry

Todd Henry

Positioning himself as an “arms dealer for the creative revolution”, Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of five books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, The Motivation Code) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.

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1 Comment

  1. Brian Parker

    Just wanted to thank you for this podcast… it’s not easy to remember that you’re not creating to satisfy everyone. We’re really just targeting one particular audience and then pleasing the heck out of them.

    Ran into a similar situation earlier this week, and thought I should share. It might give some of the others hope.

    I recently commented on a popular design website, but was called out by another user. They said my work was “terrible,” and I began to ask myself if this was true. I’ve had plenty of paying customers who would disagree, but still, I was second-guessing.

    A few days later, I received a call from the other side of the country. She saw the comments, looked up my work and promptly asked if I could handle her project! What a strange way to find clients, right?

    Bottom-line – my experience matches the lesson you’ve given. We’re meant to pursue greatness, and that doesn’t mean trying to please everyone. Find people who appreciate your product and deliver for them.

    So, thank you for the on-going wisdom, Todd! Love your work!

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