Wednesday Words

To Go Where Your VisionPoints, a few inspiration points for you and your business.

If [hand-drawn animation] is a dying craft, we can’t do anything about it. Civilization moves on. Where are all the fresco painters now? Where are the landscape artists? What are they doing now? The world is changing. I have been very fortunate to be able to do the same job for 40 years. That’s rare in any era.
—Hayao Miyazaki

Yesterday, we discussed possibly-fading industries and what might (or should) be done about them); today, the great animator/auteur Hayao Miyazaki weighs in:

[Be amazing and] hang on longer than almost anyone else in a fading industry. Don’t worry too much about the way things are trending.

The funny thing is, that’s great advice whether you’re way ahead of the curve (at the forefront of an industry that’s just getting started) or the last of a breed.

In fact, Be amazing and hang on tenaciously is pretty fine advice no matter what your industry is up to.


Grow and be well,

Kelly Erickson