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What Does Creativity Mean to You?

If you Google the definition of creativity, you’ll get this: “the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.” This tracks with what most people think of when they think of creativity: being imaginative, unique, and artsy. But as someone who has worked in creative fields for years, […]

How to Finish That Creative Masterpiece

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: getting started is half the battle. And the other half? Finishing. It might sound simplistic, but when it really boils down to it, the only way anyone ever accomplishes anything is by (1) starting, and (2) finishing. I’ve written a few times about the power of […]

Creativity Is a Lifelong Endeavor

Too many people treat creativity as though it were a fixed trait, like height or eye color. They think, “Either I’m creative, or I’m not.” This leads to two big problems: (1) people who don’t think they are creative believe they never will be, and (2) people who are creative take their creativity for granted. […]

Why Your Best Ideas Come to You in the Shower

Before I sat down to write this post about why your best ideas come to you in the shower, I took a shower so I could think about it. Think I’m joking? I’m not. The thing is, a lot of my best ideas come to me in the shower. And I’m not alone. Scott Barry […]

Do You Have What it Takes to Be Creative?

Creativity is needed everywhere. All industries, all organizations, and all individuals can use creativity to benefit and enrich their business, their processes, their products, and their lives. As such, creativity is one of the most important skills a person can develop. But what if you don’t feel capable of creative thinking? How can you discover […]

Creativity and Success

If I asked, “What do you think creativity can do for you?” what would you say? I know a lot of people would say that creativity will help them bring more fun into their lives, create things they love, or become a more well-rounded person. But not many people think about the more practical consequences […]

3 Signs You Need More Creativity in Your Life

Everyone can benefit from creativity. Not just artists and musicians, but accountants, lawyers, parents, pastors, and literally (literally) everyone else. But no matter how many times I say that, I always get someone who argues otherwise. They might think that they just aren’t a creative person, that their job doesn’t require creativity, or that creativity […]

Why Creativity Is the Best Self-Help Tool

If you’re reading this, chances are good that you are not new to the world of self-help. You have probably read other blogs and books, listened to podcasts, and maybe even taken classes on how to improve yourself and your life. That’s all great (I do those things, too!), but even as I have exposed […]