Hacking Creativity: How to Find and Act on Inspiration

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There’s more to being creative than creativity. Find out how to come up with ideas, keep track of inspiration and move from ideas to action in this presentation by Sharon Hurley Hall.

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Hacking Creativity: How to Find and Act on Inspiration

  1. 1. Hacking Creativity How to Find and Act on Inspiration A presentation by Sharon Hurley Hall
  2. 2. Being creative isn’t hard 2
  3. 3. Ideas are everywhere! 3
  4. 4. They distract you when you’re thinking about something else 4
  5. 5. They come up in conversation 5
  6. 6. You find them when people share on social media 6
  7. 7. You get inspiration from what you read 7
  8. 8. You find them by walking around and observing people and things 8
  9. 9. But being creative is not enough 9
  10. 10. It’s what you do with your ideas that counts! 10
  11. 11. Otherwise, there’s no point in being creative 11
  12. 12. First, you have to capture your ideas 12
  13. 13. Then, you have to act on them 13
  14. 14. To capture ideas, you need tools: 14
  15. 15. a notebook, a recorder or an app 15
  16. 16. Capture everything. You never know what will be useful later 16
  17. 17. Then ACT! 17
  18. 18. How do you move from ideas to action? 18
  19. 19. One step at a time 19
  20. 20. Too many ideas can paralyze you 20
  21. 21. So pick your best idea 21
  22. 22. Then make a plan 22
  23. 23. Use planning tools like whiteboards, paper, mind mapping – you choose! 23
  24. 24. I like Workflowy and Google Keep 24
  25. 25. But even planning isn’t enough 25
  26. 26. You also need to be ACCOUNTABLE 26
  27. 27. Set milestones 27
  28. 28. Get an accountability partner 28
  29. 29. Check in 29
  30. 30. Use email reminders to motivate yourself 30
  31. 31. Join a mastermind group 31
  32. 32. Being accountable turns ideas into action 32
  33. 33. That’s how you get results from creativity 33
  34. 34. And it’s WAY better than just being creative 34
  35. 35. Learn more: Creativity Alone is Not Enough! 35
  36. 36. Thank You Connect with me online: – shurleyhall – SharonHurleyHall – Sharonhh – SharonHurleyHall – shurleyhall Images courtesy of Pixabay Sharon Hurley Hall – www.sharonhh.com 36

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