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Infinite Possibilities - Devoxx Belgium, 2014


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Sometimes making choices in our career paths is difficult. Wouldn't it be helpful to have guidelines to help us make decisions that open up your options rather than shut them down? Discover how choosing creativity, a growth mindset, finding your Flow, and being a Maker puts you on the path of having infinite possibilities in your career, creating a clear path to a future where you can not only be awesome, but also do meaningful work.

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Infinite Possibilities - Devoxx Belgium, 2014

  1. Infinite Possibilities Denise R. Jacobs Devoxx BE Developer’s Conference | Antwerp, Belgium 13 November 2014
  2. @denisejacobs @Devoxx #Devoxx #infinitepossible
  3. Photo by Derek Kearney Change!
  4. Founder + Chief Creativity Evangelist
  5. 1,1,2,3…
  6. It’s important
  7. Part of our goal at Devoxx
  8. Possible selves
  9. It starts here
  10. CHOOSE
  11. All about choice
  12. Non-Creative or Creative? &
  13. Creative? Me! Yes! &
  14. “Creativity is all about making connections and seeing patterns.” Bruce Nussbaum, Creativity Intelligence
  15. “Creativity is something you practice, not just a talent you’re born with.” Tom and David Kelley of Ideo, Creative Confidence
  16. In Tibetan, creative = natural
  17. “If I try to be creative, rather than just accepting that I am creative, I fail.” Andrew J. Epstein
  18. Fixed or Growth Mindset? &
  19. Perfectionism
  20. Growth Mindset
  21. Release the Tyranny of the Expert
  22. Embrace and enjoy learning
  23. 1) Listen to your Fixed Mindset voice
  24. 2) Recognize that you have a choice
  25. 3) Talk back to it with a growth mindset voice
  26. 4) Take growth mindset action
  27. Adopt a beginner’s mind
  28. Learn something new
  29. Photo: Denise Jacobs Eating my own dogfood: Improv class!
  30. Blocked or in Flow? &
  31. Internal fears Photo: Denise Jacobs
  32. Your brilliance is @ the Sweet Spot
  33. Enjoy + Good at + Feeling Empowered
  34. = Empowered Play
  35. Finding Flow
  36. Your brain on Flow
  37. Find your Flow
  38. Uninterrupted, focused time
  39. (Instill the Headphones Rule)
  40. Risk/Challenge
  41. Immediate feedback
  42. Taker or Maker? &
  43. Has little regard for their potential to shape the future or ability to take action on issues that truly motivate them. Taker
  44. A maker’s work is characterized by morality, creativity, craftsmanship, and purposed problem solving. They view their work through the lens of service. Maker
  45. “…A maker’s work is characterized by morality, creativity, craftsmanship, and purposed problem solving….Makers choose their work based on impact and happiness.” Jason Cavnar, "Why developers should start choosing conscience over profit"
  46. Become a passionate problem-solver
  47. Make “Bug” Lists
  48. Cultivate a healthy disregard for the impossible
  49. Be clear on your “Why”
  50. Who are you helping?
  51. Choose bigger, more creative problems to solve
  52. Cultivate a culture of creativity around you,_Inc.
  53. Like folks at Pixar
  55. What do you get?
  56. Life is complex and so are decisions
  57. Guidelines; stars to navigate by
  58. “Clarity brings about purpose, purpose brings about action, action brings about change.” Joel Yeo
  59. Mobilize that which lay dormant
  60. While we can’t predict the future
  61. “We are the creators of the future.” Umair Haque, “How to Have a Year That Matters”
  62. Another way of putting it is
  63. All about
  64. The universe is expanding, and so are we
  65. First step: choose
  66. Connect, Chat, and Collaborate!  Sign up on my mailing list here! Photo used with permission:
  67. THE CREATIVE DOSE A Creativity + Innovation Collective Work Better. Create More. Create Betterness. Creative Thinking & Problem-solving Applying an Innovation Mindset Creative Collaboration Team Communication & Cohesion @thecreativedose