Who hasn’t daydreamed at about quitting their 9-5 job and jet setting on a fulfilling adventure? Be it a life-changing volunteer trip in South America, writing the next great American novel, or developing a must-have app, fear holds us back from achieving our dreams. The fear of failure, ridicule, and monetary loss prevents us from embracing our creative spirits and keeps us sticking to the status quo. The good news is that risk taking is easier than you may think. Continue reading Risk Taking and Creativity
A good life directly related to a good work ethic. But with the full schedule that most people have, it’s easy to burn out and end up killing the evening with Netflix. Thankfully, great leaders and thinkers have tackled this issue and have left us their advice. Continue reading To Live Well is to Work Well
The best marketers know they they need to be fearlessly creative to get their brand noticed.
With inbound marketing, marketers are revolutionizing the way brands present themselves by creativng unique content that drives potential customers to them, instead of just paying for expensive ads and hoping for the best.
Nearly every business and personal brand can benefit from inbound marketing and imbue their unique personality into these marketing efforts. Continue reading Inbound Marketing and the Creative Mind
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
Micro-managing is one of the killers of creativity in the office. But it’s not the only one. Here is why freedom is so important for creativity, and where to draw essential boundaries. Continue reading Freedom and Creativity
Creative thinking is a lot like running: if you want to hit your mile time, you need to put in the effort through training. Training in the gym allows a runner to bring those skills to the track. Similarly, training your creative mind outside of work will help you bring new ideas to your team.
I’ve read a lot of blog articles and books about this, and there are a ton of things that can help with creative thinking! Almost so much, in fact, that it can be overwhelming.
Here are the 5 things that have worked for me, and that will certainly allow you to bring creative thinking to your team and see the results. Continue reading 5 Ways to Think Creatively in the Office
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
The fear of failure is toxic because it holds us back from doing great things. If you want to think creatively, you must get past this fear. The fear of failing often causes failure itself; it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. Continue reading How Fear can Sabotage Creativity
The culture that a corporation develops is crucial to its success. If a company wishes to instill more creativity in its employees, it can start with developing a creative corporate culture. Continue reading How to Develop a Creative Corporate Culture
You have an idea for a short story. You grab your notebook and pen, outline your idea, and write it down. Once you manage to squeeze out a first draft, you begin editing it and really make it something magical. At the end, you have an amazing short piece of literature that you want to share with the world.
So you log on to your blog and put your story on the front page. You even make a nice graphic to add as the cover art for your story and catch eyes. Now that it’s up and public on your blog, you share it on your one to three chosen social media channels.
You’ve done everything by the book, but somehow no one visits your site to read your blog. It’s not even getting many likes on social media.
This is because, despite doing everything else right, there’s a lot of noise on social media from other creatives doing the exact same thing. So in order to get your work noticed, you need to promote it Continue reading Promoting Art on Social Media