Our super-powers make us special

I started thinking, who really needs to worry about AI?  

The skilled masters of our industry?  Or maybe artists that are afraid of being different? 

And let’s not forget about Fake Bitches… 

And by that I mean people who are literally trying to be something different to everyone.  

For likes.  

Or clicks.

Or for whatever kind of dopamine hit they need for that day. 

I don’t know about AI in writing and other fields, but I’ve seen some cool AI art so far.  You probably have too.  

But have you noticed about 80% of it is just a little homogenized?

When everyone starts using the same tool and techniques, things get average.  It may be better than what it was before but average won’t get you to fulfillment.

Average won’t make you happy.  

You know how I know?  You wouldn’t be reading this…

I love the exchange of Dash and Helen Parr in The Incredibles:

DASH:  “Dad always said our powers were nothing to be ashamed of.  Our powers made us special.”

HELEN:  “Everyone’s special, Dash.”

DASH:  “Which is another way of saying no one is.”

I don’t care if you use AI or not, just don’t let the tool smother your voice. 

Be MORE of who you are in your art, online, and in your marketing.

Say something. 

Believe in something.

No matter what it is.

Being REAL is more important now than ever.   Natalie Franke said something cool about the experiences we create for people.

“The beauty and the humanness that only we can offer this world will be even more valuable.”  

Damn right it is.  And it’s gonna grow like Apple stock in 1997.

You may think I talk about Star Wars and Harry Potter a lot. 

I get it. 

But I got news for you.  In my personal life I watch a lot of Star Wars and read A LOT of Harry Potter.

It’s who I am and it’s what I do. 

And guess what?  It’s going to resonate with some people and others will want nothing to do with me.  I’m cool with that.  

My goal for the past couple of years is this.  And I got it from Oprah so you know it’s good….

I want to be the highest expression of myself.  

Which tool do I use at work?

Which friends do I hang out with the most? 

Which books do I read?

Which clients do I take on?

That’s easy to answer. 

The ones that help me be the highest expression of myself.  And because that is my goal I do my best work.  

And when you use that formula you’re happier.  

And you get paid more.