PROGRAMME1. Reference2. Objective3. Introduction4. Creativity: dimensions5. Myths/lies about creativity6. Truth about creativity7. How to stir-up creativity?8. Maximizing creativity9. Conclusion
CONFERENCE DECLARATION I am born to fulfill God’s purpose and not my private ambition! I am designed for global impact, and not to become a local champion! I am packaged for excellence and not mediocrity!
OBJECTIVEGeneration of globalreferences/pathfinders/leaders in business,career and ministry.
REFERENCE: Gen 1:26-28 (KJV) 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
TRUTHS ABOUT CREATIVITY1. Man was designed with inherent creative powers. (Gen.1:26).2. Man’s leadership mandate is only possible on the platform of creativity. (Gen.2:15).3. Personal, business, organizational, national and global transformation is tied to creativity. (Gen.2:20-23).
TRUTHS ABOUT CREATIVITY4. Man’s creative exploration will be limited with his disconnection from his source. (God called creatures from their respective sources) Job 32:8.5. Creativity is a function of the mind. Your spirit only takes off the human limit. Ps.119:96.6. Creativity is a lifetime responsibility. No man and not even God will be creative for you. It is your responsibility!
ModificationIdentificati Decision- on of making/plopportuniti anning es Creativity: dimensions Invention Invention
CREATIVITY: DIMENSIONS Modification: creating a brand out of an existing brand. Adding-value to pre-existing ideas, brands, products etc. Invention: is an upgrade of pre-existing ideas, devices, products, brands as raw materials to generate a new idea, device, products, brand that will be more efficient (upgrade in laws and principles.) Decision-making/planning (Lk.14:28-30, Prodigal son).
CREATIVITY: DIMENSIONS Innovation: Generating ideas to find newer, better, faster and cheaper or easier ways to accomplish a result, you are functioning at your highest level of creativity. [Isaac (irrigation farming), Noah (Boat), Jacob (genetics), Joseph (economics/administration)]. Identification of opportunities: the greatest opportunities are opportunities in disguise. SWOT ANALYSIS.
MOST VALUABLE OPPORTUNITIES1. People (Jesus) Lk.4:24-26.2. Resources (widow of Zarephath) 2Kg.4:1-10.3. Natural abilities (David) 1Sam.16.4. Personality (physique) 1Sam.16.5. Uncommon experiences (David & Goliath) 1Sam.17.6. Time.
SWOT ANALYSIS Strength: means the things you have that can enable you take advantage/explore the market. Weakness: means what you don’t have or have in little that you can/may improve to explore the market. Opportunities: means availability of an existing market. Threat: means resistance to your expected result (internally or externally).
MYTHS/LIES ABOUT CREATIVITY1. Only few are genius: everyone is a potential genius. You and me are smarter than we can ever can imagine. You have more raw brain power and creative ability than you have ever used. (Not even dependent on race, tribe, religion, location). The human brain has100 billion cells, each of which is connected to as many as 20,000 million cells by a complex network of neurons and dendrites. In other words, your ability to develop new ideas to help you succeed is infinite and unlimited.
MYTHS/LIES ABOUT CREATIVITY2. Failure-experiences does not signify failure as a personality: failure could either be an ‘event’ or a ‘personality’. It is a choice! God does not use people without failure experiences. Christians are always to fail (…righteous man falls 7 times…) Fear of failure is failure in disguise.
MYTHS/LIES ABOUT CREATIVITY3. Creative people are lucky; it’s a choice: there is no ‘favorite’ or ‘lucky’ person in existence.
MYTHS/LIES ABOUT CREATIVITY4. Creativity is not race-dependent, location-dependent, career-dependent, or otherwise: it is a function of our creation. ‘and God said it was good’. Everything He ever created was created with creative powers.
HOW TO STIR-UP YOUR CREATIVE POWERS?1. Supernatural dimensioni. Prayer/fasting (Dan.2:17-19, Gen.41:16, 2Chron.20:20).ii. Worship (2Kg.3:15-16).iii. Word encounter (Ps.119:97-100).iv. Sacrifice (1Kg.3:3).
HOW TO STIR-UP YOUR CREATIVE POWERS?2. Psychological dimensioni. Let setting SMART goals be your habit: S-specific, M- measurable, A-attainable, R-realistic, T-timely.ii. Learn to solve pressing problems: don’t transfer responsibility to others, give excuses why things can’t be done, murmur at the showing up of assignments and procrastinate when things should be done at the right time.iii. Ask yourself optimal thinking questions: optimal Thinking is the language of your highest self. It empowers you to be your best and stops you from settling for second best. examples are listed below:
What is most important to me? What’s my major objective? Which resources will be most beneficial in helping me to achieve it? What are my greatest talents and abilities? How can I make the best use of them? What is the most constructive action I can take right now? Who are the right people with whom to share my goals and dreams? How can I optimize my gratitude for life? What’s the best way to handle this? what’s the best solution? What’s your highest priority right now? What’s the best opportunity you can act upon right now?
HOW TO STIR-UP YOUR CREATIVE POWERS?i. Exercise an open-mind: -stimulate your eyes and ears to learning, -learn about different industries; their processes, culture and systems of approach,-take unusual classes and seminars in your field of profession,- join professional associations.ii. Access creative atmospheres: such as -research and study,-observation,-meditation,- brainstorming and evaluation of your performances.
HOW TO STIR-UP YOUR CREATIVE POWERS?3. Positional/physical dimensioni. Association through printed & audio-visual materials, developing sound relationships (it is by choice). Acts 4:13.ii. Mentorship (Moses & Joshua, Elijah & Elisha etc)iii. Exposure to current developmental trends in any field, such as technology, science, politics, economics, leadership, management etc.
MAXIMIZING YOUR CREATIVE POWERS1. Develop a positive self-esteem Capacity to appreciate your unique gifting, irrespective of size and level of experience. Ability to appreciate your uniqueness
MAXIMIZING YOUR CREATIVE POWERS2. Stay in His plan.3. Celebrate your little success and even failures.4. Do not prioritize money/position/power before influence.5. Value excellence.