Truly creative people tend not to be motivated by money. That’s why so few of us have any. The riches we crave are acknowledgment and appreciation of the ideas that we have and the things that we make. A simple but sincere “That’s quite good.” from someone who’s opinion we respect (usually a fellow artisan) is worth infinitely more than any pay-rise or bonus.

I consider myself a creative person. Most of my working life (and even much more before that) was focused on using my creative talents to solve electrical engineering, software and information systems problems. Most recently my creative energies have been channeled through my writing ( this blog ) and my photography. I think the phrase ( lifted[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][^1] from [Linds Redding’s longform blog post](http://www.lindsredding.com/2012/03/11/a-overdue-lesson-in-perspective/) ) is quite fitting for how I feel when I’m doing work that I’m passionate about.

[^1]: I found the link to the post via [Jorge Qinteros](http://jorgeq.com/jorgeqfolio/2012/12/31/n0wowzqfd6glld1ya2ilikvsxvvz5s).[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]