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When the World Doesn’t Care, Make Your Art Anyway

Posted by Kevin Kleitches on April 26, 2016

Business and Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Inspiration

making your art anyway
Photo Credit: Timothy Kolczak

The other night I went to bed before 10pm.

I knew I had to go to bed early so I could wake up two hours before work to write this very post.

Once I publish this, either many of you will like it, or very few of you will. That’s the life of an artist. When you share something, your reception is either pretty bad or pretty good.

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College Students: Your Degree Owe You Nothing

Posted by Kevin Kleitches on April 22, 2016

Business and Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Pursuing Your Passion

your college degree doesn't promise you anything
Photo Credit: Clark Street Mercantile

Most students that come through my office are surprised to hear what I have to say about degrees. Specifically, that what you choose to major in isn’t nearly as important as you might think.

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Leveling Up in Life

Posted by Kevin Kleitches on April 18, 2016

Business and Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Inspiration, Productivity, Pursuing Your Passion

leveling up in life
Photo Credit: Kevin Titus Photo

There’s an easy explanation to why so many people enjoy playing video games: they love leveling up.

Think about how satisfying it is to unlock a new perk or achieve a new title. Even though the incentives are completely virtual and have no real tangible benefits, we feel compelled to keep playing so we can hit that next level.

Real life works in exactly the same way — we just need to embrace the right mindset to achieve what we want in life.

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Balancing Art, Business, and Self-Fulfillment

Posted by Kevin Kleitches on March 28, 2016

Business and Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Inspiration, Podcasts, Pursuing Your Passion

downtown wilmington
Photo Credit: Kevin Titus Photo

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t written a blog post in nearly three months. Trust me, not a day has gone by that I haven’t reminded myself of that very fact. But the past few months have been transformative for me, both personally and professionally, and I wanted time to process the things I’ve learned so that I could distill them into a blog post that hopefully gives you some clear insight on what it’s like trying to balance art, business, and self-fulfillment.

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The Problem with Today’s Artists

Posted by Kevin Kleitches on January 5, 2016

Creativity, Inspiration, Pursuing Your Passion, Social Media

 

the problem with today's artists
Photo Credit: Greg Rakozy

The Problem with Today’s Artists

As a photographer, I spend a lot of time looking at the works of other artists for inspiration. It’s astounding how many talented people there are in the world. And yet the overwhelming majority of them, at least on social media, seem to think their job ends with sharing their finished product. For them, the process is simple: Make something awesome, post it online, repeat.

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