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
The habit of reading is a common trait among the most successful people in history. Yet it’s something that can easily be tossed aside for more important tasks. What I have found is that, if I don’t get my reading done first thing in the morning, I won’t read at all during the day. But this morning ritual of reading helps to set the tone for the rest of my day and gives my brain the boost it needs to handle unknown tasks that always seem to come along. Continue reading Why I Read Every Morning
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
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
Each one of us has a creative mind. Whether you work a desk job or perform professionally, we are born with an innate sense of creativity and a longing to share it. Most of the time, this is suppressed as we grow up. Sometimes, it isn’t. Yet in those individuals who seek to develop and share their creativity, one problem will always arise:
Creative blocks. Continue reading Unblocking the Stream