Exploring Creativity and Visual Storytelling
In this interview with Lawrence Yeo, Paul Millerd explores visual storytelling, creativity, and the concept of the practical creator.
Being an undeclared major till his senior year of college, Lawrence didn’t really know what he wanted to do. After looking up which jobs make the most money, he decided to declare as an economics major, leading him to explore Investment Banking. While he didn’t end up working in investment banking, he was still pulled by the power of prestige, something he says “is a drug, and is most potent” when you are young and looking at schools.
Over a number of years and experiments with music and creating and writing, he slowly started to figure out a better path forward for him. After leaving the corporate world for a second time, Lawrence finally found a calling – writing on his blog: More To That where he uses visual storytelling to express his ideas of pursuing alternative paths, sharing ideas, and creating online.
The site is epic and everyone should check it out.
One of his most recent posts, The Arc of The Practical Creator, really resonated with my own journey. It talks about all the tradeoffs you make to carve a path where you can end up doing things that you are deeply drawn to create.
Key points include:
- Prestige and Money
- Fear of ending up broke and homeless
- Knowledge Work & Burnout
Read the full article, Being a “Practical Creator,” When To Quit, Creativity & Visual Storytelling with Lawrence Yeo, on Linkedin.