From a fabric broker to becoming a fashion designer, art curator, and entrepreneur is what Behnood Javaherpour all about.
It is said that when things go all easy in our personal and professional lives, a person tends to be more creative and productive. However, when things get tough, or people face challenging times in their lives, this very creativity can go for a toss and also, people’s abilities to create something or artistically move forward in their careers can get challenged. But it is imperative to understand that through these tough times of loss, anxiety and stress, creativity can actually help people sail through, and no matter how tough this may sound, it isn’t impossible to work more around honing creative skills, explains a creative soul himself, Behnood Javaherpour, who is an established name in the world of fashion, business and art.
Behnood Javaherpour (35 years), originally from Tehran and now from Dubai, who owns “Behnoode”, his clothing brand and “Behnoode Foundation”, his art museum, lays out three ways to stay creative during such challenging times.
• Keep practicing: Any creative professional, be it from any field or niche, can only become the best in the industry through constant practice and learning. Behnood Javaherpour says that people must focus on the most gratifying aspects of their creativity. The creative efforts one explores amidst the trying times must be natural and not too overly technical. What one loves most about creating their art is what they must focus on the most to stay creative.
• Turn pain into passion: This is easier said than done; however, Behnood Javaherpour says it is important to let the difficult times fuel the work the best they can do. Even in history, sorrow and hardships have fuelled many success stories. People should also not try to be judgemental of what they feel or how they create.
• Accept the flaws: It is not necessary that the artist one was before these challenging times would be the same during or after it. People may get too negative about their inabilities or limitations. But Behnood Javaherpour says that people must put all their energy into accepting their flaws or limitations and face their situations honestly. This will help in building a positive mindset, and they can still stay creative during such times.
Lastly, Behnood Javaherpour, who is already a well-renowned art curator and researcher, fashion designer and entrepreneur from Dubai, says that never giving up and choosing to walk one’s path determinedly will also help increase their confidence to create more creative, innovative, and meaningful art. To know more about this man, follow him on Instagram @behnoodjavaherpour.