I’m always looking for a way to make myself more creative. Breaking out of ruts, trying to make creativity a habit, and studying new skills are all things I’ve tried and continue to try to keep my creativity flowing. The number of ways to spark creativity, eliminate writer’s block, or shift one’s creative perspective are […]
We’ve reached the end of ideas. This was the apocalypse the Mayans were talking about. No reason to keep a calendar if nothing new is ever going to be created beyond this point. It is time to declare Creativity Bankruptcy.
I still believe that sitting down and reading a book is the best way to really learn something. – Eric Schmidt Recently, I wrote about the role of noise in creativity and how to use the sense of smell to encourage creative problem solving. I even wrote a small post on conflict spurring creativity. Yes, […]
The idea of ‘sleeping on a problem’ is well known and accepted as a perfectly acceptable way of dealing with a mental block. A new study performed by a team led by Simone Ritter of the Radboud University Behavioral Science Institute in the Netherlands successfully linked smell with the success of ‘sleeping on it’. Participants in the study […]
The absolute worst thing for creativity is repetition. Repetition is wonderful for developing skills, learning how to do something really well, but it kills creativity. Repetition allows the creative parts of the mind to shut down. It sort of kicks back, flips on the TV, and watches five hours of Singing and Dancing Chef Models […]
I’m a proponent of boldness. Bold thoughts and bold actions create change, cause disruption, and shift power. Boldness is the trait to be able to act against the status quo, set aside self-interest and do something for the greater good. Boldness is one of those traits that needs to be practiced. It isn’t about waiting […]