Paul Lavoire speaks out to ihavenaidea.org.
Lavoie: There’s definitely an inherent risk to what we do. You can do all the research in the world and it can all still fail. When you are a creative there’s also personal risk. You’re bringing an idea from your soul and mind and it can feel like an attack when people don’t like it. You have to be thick-skinned and confident, but you also have to deal with risk and deal with fear.
Then you have to learn to deal with failure. One thing that I learnt when I was a kid was to deal with failure. To not hide in failure. Let me explain.
I remember when I was a kid in Europe and I learnt to windsurf. I came back to Canada and there was no windsurf. There were no windsurfers and I was the only one on the lake. This was in 1978. So here I am in the winter on a lake in 1978 with long hair…
ihaveanidea: You had long hair! What happened?!?