This month, I’ve been thinking about saying yes. Obviously, the Voice referendum is coming up, and everyone will make their own choice about that. Personally, I’m one of over 1,800 company directors who have signed up to the Directors for the Voice campaign. Perhaps you’d like to join us.
More broadly though, what is possible when we approach our work and lives with a “yes” mindset? There’s loads of material online about the power of saying yes, and a lot of it is of the relentlessly upbeat, self-help variety, which I think it does us all good to be skeptical of. And there’s a bit of that in Kwame Alexander’s TED talk about saying yes, but there’s also the idea that “yes” is just a word, if it lacks commitment behind it to take action. It’s an entertaining 20 minutes where he talks about how “yes” made him an unintentional theatre producer and eventually, a successful author.
If nothing else, it’s a positive addition to your day, as I hope is this month’s collection of interesting snippets about creative industries business.
BTW, did you catch our submission to the NSW government’s arts, culture and creative industries policy? If not, you can read about our 12 big ideas here.