The Artist

How to Choose

Nov 1 2022 • 36 mins

In this episode multimedia artist Kirra Cheers reflects on intuition in decision making, planning and how important talent is to success


Being good at something isn't always enough to be successful, according to Kirra you need a certain level of obsession as well. It still pays to follow the advice to do something you're good at and enjoy, but perhaps before quitting your day job think about whether you have an obsession, or just a hobby.

We talk about the importance of focusing on the important but not urgent tasks in Steven Covey's Urgent/Important matrix. Time spent here is what is likely to make you successful.

Taking calculated risks is essential to progress in most endeavours but particularly in small businesses or creative pursuits. Kirra talks about how easy big - seemingly risky - decisions were for her because her goals have always been so clear. Check out out 'Stay or Go' episode in season two for more on this topic.


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We'll hear from Doug Braiden, a school principal and former police detective. He talks about how he has been able to transfer skills between what, on the surface, might seem very different professions. And he shares his passion about teaching and shares his vision about how secondary education can be transformed.

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