Find research that..
has nothing to do with what you’re working on, but is interesting
looks like what you’re interested in, but is different in content
is similar to what you’re interested in, but is very different
is in a very different discipline or medium, but has a similar idea to what you’re interested in
is written by someone else who made something similar
is from a different perspective experiencing your work (a viewer, etc)
is deep within academic research understanding what you’re interested in (academic papers, journals)
is on twitter or instagram or other social media, writing about what you’re interested in
is self-published, a zine, word on the street
wikipedia articles that are related to what you’re talking about
is historical work, written at least 10, 20, or 40 years ago about your topic
is written by someone who is least connected to your topic
written by someone who is most connected to your topic
written by someone who isn’t white
written by someone who isn’t a cis man
written from an adjacent industry
written by someone much older than you are
written by someone much younger than you are
written from deep experience
Small is good, small is all. (The large is a reflection of the small.)
Change is constant. (Be like water.)
There is always enough time for the right work.
There is a conversation in the room that only these people at this moment can have. Find it.
Never a failure, always a lesson.
Trust the People. (If you trust the people, they become trustworthy.)
Move at the speed of trust. Focus on critical connections more than critical mass—build the resilience by building the relationships.
Less prep, more presence.
What you pay attention to grows.