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A Quick Course in Creativity

A Quick Course in Creativity
by Paul McNeese This quick course in creativity is designed to give you a platform to stand on as we look at the various ways you can handle home, social and workplace situations, job-search details and career-path decisions. Let's examine what creativity might look like. Here are some of the ways in which creativity expresses itself. Perhaps the creative idea is one that mixes and matches items or ideas that haven't been combined in just this way before. A wonderful example of this comes from Anita Roddick, who founded the Body Shop, a chain of personal care products and stores. Or, perhaps the same item could be used in a different way. Perhaps you can take a new approach that works. Finally, you might use your creative powers to develop special mastery in areas that can contribute to workplace effectiveness. OK, now it's time to examine the process of creativity itself. First, there's PREPARATION. Now let's look at the ten keys to creativity. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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11 Steps to Decode the Creative Process Imagine passing through a metro station in Washington DC at rush hour. Imagine watching a violinist with an open case and with a few dollars thrown around and playing a classical tune. Imagine thinking about a street musician making a living by playing music at the subway.

How to Encourage More Creative Thinking Have you ever wished you were more creative? If you do creative work, have you ever suffered from a creative block and been stuck wondering what exactly is wrong, and how you can get yourself out of it? Of course you have, I mean, who hasn’t? 50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle.

Map: Sacred Poetry - I In the clatter and clamor of our lives, we need ways to connect deeply with our souls. Whenever we feel depleted, poetry invariably refreshes and refuels us. Poets are cheerleaders for our spirits. They lift us up with their enthusiasm, and inspire us to go on no matter what. They notice things we overlook in our haste and hurry, and tutor us in the art of long looking. They open our eyes to the wonders that abound in the natural world, to the enchantments of animals, and the glories in the galaxies. #56 – Creative thinking hacks All of us possess everything necessary to be more creative. The problem is we’ve been trained away from our creative instincts by schools, parents, movies and workplaces. The word creativity is frequently inflated by association, frequently appearing with overused, hype-laden words such as genius, brilliance, revolution and innovation. Hype mongers and creative intimidators throw those labels around like candy, scaring most people out of their own natural creative instincts.

Creativity and Madness: Shelley Carson on the Psychology of Creativity Faculty insight: Shelley Carson interview What is the psychology of creativity? Shelley Carson, a Harvard Extension School psychology instructor, discusses the historic links between creativity and depression, with Jenny Attiyeh of ThoughtCast. 60 Ways to Become The Person You Love photo credit: Niffty.. Only the time and attention we give ourselves demonstrates how much we love and admire ourselves. Self love requires that we place ourselves at the top of our priority list. Border & Edge Patterns Border & Edge Patterns Below is pictures and links to the blog with distructions for each of my Border & Edge Patterns. The border patterns are very useful when you are decorating a continuous space or panel. These patterns go around corners easily and will continue for as long as you need.

How to Find Your Creative Sweet Spot nice try. the research cited doesn't back up the claims made, let alone the prescription. You're likely most creative when you're groggy: The cited study didn't actually measure creativity. Creative problem solving is typically assessed by the use of ill-defined problems, which don't have a clear, or single, right answer. Insight problems like those used by Wieth & Zacks incorporate logic and have a single right answer. What is creativity? Decoding the DNA of pure creativity with Onedotzero’s Shane Walter The Drum, in association with Millennial Media, has launched a campaign to decode the DNA of pure creativity. Over the coming months we will be talking to creative geniuses in every sector, from music and the arts to advertising and even the restaurant industry, as we build an understanding of how creativity is conceived, nurtured and grown. We’re less interested in what they do day to day (although all are creative leaders in their own field) and more in their innate creativity and its genesis.

New Year Reading with Affirmations Here are the four cards I drew for my New Year Reading this week, and what they said to me about my journey into 2014. Note that I chose one card from each of the four suits in my deck, plus one card in the “Unknown” section. TIME IN A BOTTLE Committee Suit I am the one who feels worried and anxious about not having enough time. I am the one who wants to throw away all the clocks and never have to worry about time again.