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Definition of a Linchpin:

1. a pin inserted through holes at the end of an axle, so as to secure a wheel.

2. (figuratively) a central cohesive source of stability and security; a person or thing that is critical to a system or organisation.


Manifesto of a Linchpin:

I AM AN ARTIST ° I TAKE INITIATIVE ° I DO THE WORK, NOT THE JOB ° WITHOUT CRITICS, THERE IS NO ART ° I AM A LINCHPIN ° THE LIZARD BRAIN IS POWERLESS IN THE FACE OF ART ° I MAKE IT HAPPEN. EVERY DAY ° EVERY INTERACTION IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A CONNECTION ° THE PAST IS GONE, ITS HAS NO POWER ° THE FUTURE DEPENDS ON CHOICES I MAKE NOW ° I SEE THE ESSENTIAL TRUTH UNCLOUDED BY WORLDVIEW, AND THE TRUTH DRIVES MY DECISIONS ° I LEAN INTO THE WORK, NOT AWAY FROM IT ° TRIVIAL WORK DOESN'T REQUIRE LEARNING ° BUSYWORK IS TOO EASY ° RULE-BREAKING WORKS BETTER AND IS WORTH THE EFFORT ° ENERGY IS CONTAGIOUS ° THE MORE I PUT IN, THE MORE THE WORLD GIVES BACK ° I RAISE THE BAR. I KNOW YESTERDAY'S INNOVATION IS TODAY'S STANDARD ° I WILL NOT BE BRAINWASHED INTO BELIEVING IN THE STATUS QUO ° ARTISTS DON'T CARE ABOUT CREDIT. WE CARE ABOUT CHANGE ° THERE IS NO RESISTANCE IF I DON'T ALLOW IT TO DEFEAT ME ° I EMBRACE A LACK OF STRUCTURE TO FIND A NEW PATH ° I AM SURPRISING AND OFTEN SURPRISED ° I DONATE ENERGY AND RISK TO THE CAUSE ° I TURN CHARISMA INTO LEADERSHIP ° THE WORKS MATTERS ° GO MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN °°