Terminology

For Rock Your Genius purposes, here are some definitions.

genius, n.

1: "in ancient Greece and ancient Rome, people did not believe that creativity came from human beings; people believed that creativity was this divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons; the Greeks called these divine attendant spirits of creativity daemons; the Romans called that disembodied creative spirit a genius" (from Elizabeth Gilbert)

2: "a protective psychological construct, a safe distance between [the creative person as he or she is working] and [the] very natural anxiety about what the reaction to that [work] is going to be; [a way] to manage the inherent emotional risks of creativity" (from Elizabeth Gilbert)

shipping creativity, v.

1: Seth Godin's term for getting ideas out the door

creative pursuit, n.

1: that thing you love that you want to turn into a business someday

2: a lifestyle, a work in progress, anything from running a business to being an artist of any sort, anything that requires imagination, inspiration, and effort

3: doing anything creative and trying to making a living at it

side hustle, n.

1: that thing you do to earn money while you work on the thing you love until you turn it into a business someday

creativity, n.

1: "You’re a creative if you: Make anything, anything at all. Transform your ideas into something tangible. Curate or edit. Lead or teach. Put what you know out into the world for others to watch, taste, read, or hear." (from Paul Jarvis)

2: "Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed." (from Wikipedia)

3: "a process of becoming sensitive to problems, deficiencies, gaps in knowledge, missing elements, disharmonies, and so on; identifying the difficulty; searching for solutions, making guesses, or formulating hypotheses about the deficiencies: testing and retesting these hypotheses and possibly modifying and retesting them; and finally communicating the results" (from Dr. E. Paul Torrance, psychologist and creativity researcher)

wantrepreneur, n.

1: (for Rock Your Genius purposes) reforming wannabe entrepreneurs who are finally getting off the wall, quitting the "fake business crap," and going after their "pipedreams" (Again, to be clear, you are a REFORMING wantrepreneur. If you think you have a problem and might be an ongoing wantrepreneur, there is help. See the AppSumo article on the topic.)

lifestyle design, n.

1: "the understanding that a person can design [his or her] own lifestyle to become [happier]; the hype around this term started with [the Tim Ferriss book], The 4-Hour Hour Workweek, that focused on location-independent lifestyle" (from Become Nomad)

funny, n.

1: providing fun; causing amusement or laughter; comical (from the actual dictionary)

2: Sadie (e.g., "Q: What do you call a dinosaur with no eyes? A: Shut up." or "Q: What do you call a tiger with glasses on? A: A scientist tiger.")