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This is a conversation with Steve Chapman. Steve worked for Glaxo Smith Kline for 20 years and then he became an artist.

Steve talks here about working in a factory, social loafing, our addiction to expertise, embodying 'not knowing', the beginner's mind, silent podcasts, rumblings of discontent, helpful bosses, feelings being real, gut instinct, quantum flirting, safe uncertainty, child-like enthusiasm, comedy, money, learning to live below his means and more.

Steve is an adventurer. He experiments, He wins and loses and does his best to practice letting go, noticing more and using everything.

Enjoy 'Steve Chapman (@stevexoh) - exploring the counter-intuitive'

Show Notes

This is a conversation with Steve Chapman. Steve worked for Glaxo Smith Kline for 20 years, he started packing boxes and ended up in a senior management role - and then he became an artist. It sounds like a huge dose of doing something very different but it's not quite as dramatic as that. Steve has found a way to do what he wants to do and earn a living selling his art and helping organisations understand creativity and the human condition. 

He says "I'm at my best when I’m on the edge of not quite knowing what I’m doing". Amen to that, I think we all are. We can only grow when we're pushed, when we step into the unknown. Steve talks here about working in a factory, social loafing, our addiction to expertise, embodying 'not knowing', the beginner's mind, silent podcasts, rumblings of discontent, helpful bosses, feelings being real, quantum flirting, safe uncertainty, child-like enthusiasm, comedy, money, learning to live below his means and more.

To me, Steve is a great example of someone who has and continues to, trust his gut. He has swapped financial security for more meaningful, experimental work. He fully understands that with the joy of this approach comes despair but he also knows it comes in waves. 

Steve is an adventurer. He experiments, He wins and loses and does his best to practice letting go, noticing more and using everything.

Enjoy 'Steve Chapman - exploring the counter-intuitive'

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