Chris Do is an Emmy award-winning designer, director, CEO, and Chief Strategist of Blind and the founder of The Futur, an online education platform with the mission of teaching one billion people how to make a living doing what they love. During the first day of Likha: Creative Entrepreneurship Summit, he talked about dismantling limiting beliefs and adapting a world-class creative mindset.
Chris Do on the power of belief and self-actualization at the Likha: Creative Entrepreneurship Summit
Chris Do acknowledges that there is this thing called The Filipino Dilemma. He also noted that Filipinos feel the pressure to remain practical, and become highly-educated and accredited professionals while supporting parents.
Chris Do also noted the difference between the rich and poor mindsets.
He shared that the poor cannot go to quality education. That becomes the reason why they have low-income jobs. Our subjective lens of looking at the world will determine how you feel about it or the story you tell yourself. The lens reframes and helps you look at things in a different way.
Do also pointed out that what you think about yourself becomes your identity.
One’s belief governs their actions. Then, the actions you take will determine your result. This, then, will reaffirm the belief. So, Chris Do recommended doing the difficult things because the easy way is the hard way and the hard way becomes the easy way.
Chris recommends reading Seth Godin’s The Dip, a little book that teaches you when to quit and when to stick. He teaches that winners quit the right stuff at the right time. Then, people settle for good enough instead of the best in the world. Aside from that, he also pointed out that being well-rounded is not the secret to success.
Aside from The Dip, Do also recommended Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle Is The Way. He teaches that what stands in the way becomes the way. He also pointed out that readers should focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, and tougher. The book also pointed out that three are three interdependent, interconnected, and fluidly contingent disciplines: Perception, Action, and the Will.
Chris Do is only one of the five speakers that spoke during the Likha: Creative Entrepreneurship Summit. Other speakers included Kia Abrera, Lyqa Maravilla, Prim Paypon, and AJ Dimarucot. The summit aimed to help out freelancers, agencies, and Filipino creatives. This happened last weekend from September 17 to 18, 2022. It also brought Filipino creative talents to a global scale and pursued community-driven growth and impact as one.
Angela Grace P. Baltan is a Communication graduate from Colegio de San Juan de Letran. She doesn’t hesitate to be opinionated in analyzing movies and television series. As a writer, she uses her articles to advocate for feminism, gender equality, and mental health among others.