1. I try to not let being an artist define my self-image completely.
I'm not the most prolific artist, and sometimes when I don't make work for awhile, I feel like I've lost my identity. But if your reason for maintaining a rigorous studio practice is so that you can justify calling yourself an artist, the work is serving the ego.
I try to remind myself that I have value as a person outside of what I make. If I don't make art for awhile, people will still like me. I can still call myself a creator if I only speak when I have something to say.
2. I enjoy visualizing big picture data with graphs, maps, and charts. I like to make information digestible by making it visual. I secretly love Excel.