Boring movies, boring food, boring books, boring people, and boring portraits––it’s our duty to refrain from adding to those categories and making them grow even more. There’s way too much of it out there already. Instead, stay intellectually sharp and alert. Create new concepts and produce innovative work. Practice breaking the mold with innovation. Be aware of what’s out there and what you can do to improve upon it. If you’re determined to avoid the boring trap, start by not getting stuck with a boring portrait of yourself. If you look confident, prosperous, and approachable, people will pick up on that, and so will you. Your clients, customers, followers, fans, friends, and colleagues will be impressed with what a cool person you are. Make it exciting, not boring. It’s easy: good portrait = good response.