The Creative Process

When push comes to shove, even the software developer has to go out there and market their product.

In reference to Strive Masiyiwa’s Facebook posts on preparing for a career change (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3), it is really important that one be creative enough to adapt to the changing business environment surrounding you. The journey to success is treacherous, the tasks at hand to make it are difficult; however, success is inevitable if one is prepared. Prepared, not only to succeed and accomplishing one’s goals, but also maintaining the great heights and being able to adapt to the changing environment.

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream in the dark recesses of the night awake in the day to find all was vanity. But the dreamers of day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, and make it possible.” T.E. Lawrence

In Kenya, we have seen tremendous change over the last 10 years. As much as there have been a lot of complainers and negative thinkers, the visionary and the ‘chameleons’ of life, have evolved to grasping the change as an opportunity to make money and improve on their standard of living. All is not in vain when sharpening up your skills by learning of new trends in the country and how you can reap off the said changes. It has been proved time and again that one man can initiate an idea(s) that will shape the world. Be the creative. Initiate the process. People will have to adapt to the changes your ideas have brought to life, or wither away into oblivion.

You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” Bruce Lee


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