Interview with Arvind Ramkrishna (GWTW143)

Utilizing his experience working in design and engineering in the automotive industry, Arvind Ramkrishna teaches people how to draw on his website Driven To Draw. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Arvind and I talk about what got him into drawing, his journey into entrepreneurship, the benefits of drawing, and the importance of curiosity and continually learning new things.

Several quotes from this episode:

  • “It was really a constant journey of self-discovery: trying to understand what is my real interest, what is it that I really want to do.”
  • “This is what drawing has been doing for me and this is what it can do for you.”
  • “When you don’t know what you’re drawing and you try to replicate it, the stress goes away. … When you know what you’re drawing, that in itself creates anxiety for you.”
  • “You have to know what the boundaries are between getting inspired versus getting intimidated.”
  • “You really don’t know where it will take you. You don’t know. But one thing’s for sure: if you don’t try it, then you’ll never know.”
  • “Over time what you learn to cultivate is a knack for explaining things and how you teach people so that they get some value out of it.”
  • “It’s not that you don’t have enough time, you haven’t prioritized your time.”
  • “The more you know, the more knowledge you gain and the more knowledge you have, the more power you have as an individual. I truly believe that.”
  • “In this day and age of being a content creator and to provide information for people to learn, you don’t have to be a huge professional to do that.”

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