Lina Linkeviciute on Building Your StoryLuxury Business and Sales Professional/Theatre Director/Timeless PaintingsSome time ago
The Story About The Old and Creative Man Once upon a time, there was a young man, who couldn’t believe in his creative capacities. One day he met an old man and asked him “Can I become more creative, if I am not gifted?” The old man explained, “If you have a brain, you are creative. Anyone can choose to develop this skill. “ The young man asked again, but "I understand your point, many people have some small inspirations but so few make something big enough to change the world. Why do so many people choose the same life day after day, doing their tasks if they have creativity within them? The old man smiled: "Creativity is the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. Creativity involves two processes: THINKING, then PRODUCING. If you have ideas but don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative. The young man got very interested and continued asking, "But in so many parts of life we have no freedom and have to follow orders and produce results as expected. For example, if we are not technology geniuses, how can we be creative in business? The old man whispered: You are creative in business when you connect dots which are meaningful to people. For example: Looking for friends + Sharing life experiences + Social media = you get Facebook Cheap + Clothes + Social media = you get Vinted Knowledge + Sharing + Social media = you get Qoorio The young man was absolutely inspired and shouted excitedly, "How can I become more creative?" The old man answered: You should spent a lifetime exploring new and unrelated things. You should collect as many new experiences and knowledge as you can in order to master association. You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever…. What did the old man have in his mind?

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Lina LinkeviciuteLuxury Business and Sales Professional/Theatre Director/Timeless Paintings
Thomas Desimpel, thanks for your note :) In your opinion what kind of question the old man could ask the young man ?
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Thomas DesimpelAngel Investor, Polyglot, Real Estate Investor
"Young man, have you seen the petit prince around? He could further help you in a very creative way".
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Thomas DesimpelAngel Investor, Polyglot, Real Estate Investor
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Lina LinkeviciuteLuxury Business and Sales Professional/Theatre Director/Timeless Paintings
Well said Thomas!!! I love it :)))
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Justas JanauskasCEO @ Qoorio, Co-Founder @ Vinted, Angel Investor
, in your opinion, what did the old man have in his mind?:)
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Lina LinkeviciuteLuxury Business and Sales Professional/Theatre Director/Timeless Paintings
Justas, I think he wanted to tell when one or few dots are missing you should not doubt your creativity, you should continue looking for the right dots to match and during this process trust the “Space”
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Justas JanauskasCEO @ Qoorio, Co-Founder @ Vinted, Angel Investor
Wise old man!
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Lina LinkeviciuteLuxury Business and Sales Professional/Theatre Director/Timeless Paintings
Ha ha ha :)
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Andrew Lim Mao TungWindows System Admin with a passion to motivate and likes Technology.
The old man think of creating a better generation of people who are better then before, by collecting all data, in one place and let them learning from there. We may not have the expertise, but others do have, So we just have to connect the dots, have problem, solve problem, and not create it. Life is short, by the time you know it's already few years.
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Lina LinkeviciuteLuxury Business and Sales Professional/Theatre Director/Timeless Paintings
Thanks for all of you « liking and commenting » Now I invite you all to read a full story in my new insight :)
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Everything is intertwined. all Qoorio people, Everything what you have learned in 2020 wish you to apply in 2021 !!! “The Story about The Singing Seagull” 
 
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 One day, walking by the seaside, he saw a seagull flying and mentioned how free and seemingly fearless she was. He said out loud: I would like to become as free as this seagull and not to be afraid to fly as I wish. One morning when he was sitting in his balcony, the seagull appeared. He started to make fun of the seagull, saying "What are you going to tell me?". Suddenly, the seagull started to speak the voice of an old man: "You know, my dear young man, the time in our life is so short. Are you spending it doing what's really important to you?" The young man was speechless. "I think most of human beings really wish to offer the world something of quality, something that the world will would consider good and important. Usually, they are waiting for that particular reaction and positive return, and that's really the enemy. History has taught us that the world is an extremely unreliable critic. I know that a lot of people really struggle to give themselves permissions to be creative. Human beings should understand that by expressing their creativity they simply heal each other. In singing a song, in telling a story, they are starting a dialogue. And when they do that, they come out of their corners and they start to witness the mutual humanity in each other. Firstly, human beings are here to survive, and secondly, to thrive. So, if you want to help your community, if you want to help your family, if you want to help your friends, you have to express yourself. And to express yourself, you should know yourself. You just have to follow your love. There is no single path. And during this process, you have to be not afraid to play the fool.” And the seagull started to sing. The young man took his camera and captured a beautiful and extraordinary picture. Since that day, he pushed himself into photography and started to fly across the world as a seagull.
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