A writer with a blank page can dream up the greatest story ever told; or he can write an exhilarating history of America’s advancement into the west; or he can leave the pages blank with words and simply fill them with pencil sketches.
The options are limitless. And this leads the writer to writer’s block. He has so many directions to choose from that he never gets started. Continue reading Boundaries & Creativity
So many people — myself included — will hesitate in doing something because we believe we aren’t good enough. No where else is this more true than creative thinking; it’s easy to tell ourselves that we aren’t creatives.
Yet those who we consider exceptionally creative in business and art — such as Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, and Ernest Hemingway — all had their flaws and were far from perfect.
The one thing that these creatives had that made up for their shortcomings was a love of action. Continue reading The Virtue of Action
Highly-motivated professionals will climb the corporate ladder by being connected via email and text 24/7. But overloading the brain with so much stimuli can prohibit original thoughts.
Creativity requires thinking, and thinking requires silence. Continue reading Don’t Overload Your Mind
Putting authenticity into your work has been at the core of my blog articles. It is when we see ourselves as unique individuals that true creativity can begin. Recently, I have been putting my words into effect with the creation of my new show, Creative Conjuring. Here is how I did it. Continue reading Creating a New Show
Envy is the enemy of creativity. When a person lets himself be consumed by envy, he becomes afraid to think up and share creative ideas. This envy starts with pride in oneself and ends in corporate failure. Luckily, there are steps we can all take to keep envy at bay and recognize the creative ideas of others. Continue reading Pride and the Work of Others
One of the most sought after traits in CEOs is creativity. This is because it’s so rare to find someone who is not only truly creative, but who has the confidence to share it.
Think of your favorite celebrity CEOs: Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson. These executives aren’t just businesses geniuses, they’re prime examples of how powerful confidence is.
In order to develop creativity, confidence has to also be built up. Continue reading Developing Your Creative Confidence
When everyone is taught to think the same way, there are no new ideas. This is deadly in both art and business. Without a new, fresh perspective, we will continue down the road we’re already on and watch the world progress around us. Thankfully, there are a few easy things we can do to change our perspective and think creatively. Continue reading Breaking Free of Traditional Thinking