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Infinite Possibilities - EclipseCon 2015

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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 - EclipseCon 2015

  1. Possibilities Infinite Denise R. Jacobs EclipseCon | San Francisco, CA 10 March 2015
  2. @denisejacobs
  3. @EclipseCon #EclipseCon #infinitepossible
  4. The slides are here: creativedo.se/EclipseCon-ip
  5. Photo by Derek Kearney From developer à Creativity Evangelist
  6. à Founder + Chief Creativity Evangelist http://TheCreativeDose.com/
  7. Part of our goal at EclipseCon https://prestonblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/2502528498_98fb0baae9_o.jpg
  8. 1,1,2,3… https://www.flickr.com/photos/bdunnette/143567420
  9. It’s the new Black http://www.flickr.com/photos/designandtechnologydepartment/4771136128/
  10. Time Magazine Creativity Poll, 2013 http://business.time.com/2013/04/26/the-time-creativity-poll/
  11. IBM CEO Study, 2010 https://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/31670.wss
  12. Survey of 684 Developers https://www.flickr.com/photos/ter-burg/8812567121
  13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/barretthall/3036598475/ & http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/3135103537/ Who here is creative?
  14. This is Water. https://www.flickr.com/photos/seotaro/2101165162
  15. Binary option? https://www.flickr.com/photos/davecobb/10660903665
  16. Possible selves
  17. It starts here https://www.flickr.com/photos/gdvan/14910785913
  18. All about choices
  19. The paradox of choice http://www.flickr.com/photos/x1brett/2279939232/
  20. CHOOSE https://www.flickr.com/photos/buttersponge/4955768144
  21. Non-Creative or Creative?
  22. http://www.flickr.com/photos/barretthall/3036598475/ & http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/3135103537/ Who here is creative?
  23. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kosmotesto/3794445313/ “Creativity is all about making connections and seeing patterns.” Bruce Nussbaum, Creative Intelligence
  24. Child, please. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mahalie/276780530/
  25. My response:
  26. In Tibetan, creative = natural https://www.flickr.com/photos/norte_it/2340805781
  27. Creativity ≠ Trying to be Creative http://www.theprofessionalcreative.com/take-the-first-step-to-become-creative/
  28. Trying ≠ Practicing
  29. http://www.wallpaper4me.com/images/wallpapers/do_or_do_not_w1.jpeg “Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” Yoda
  30. “If I try to be creative, rather than just accepting that I am creative, I fail.” Andrew J. Epstein
  31. What’s your creative frequency? http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sine_waves_different_frequencies.svg
  32. Tune in https://www.flickr.com/photos/flavijus/566174947
  33. How often do you show up to your creativity? https://www.flickr.com/photos/joelanman/367425390
  34. Ideas a day https://www.flickr.com/photos/evaekeblad/15294401442
  35. “Deciding for creativity does not guarantee that creativity will emerge, but without the decision, it certainly will not.” Robert Sternberg
  36. Decide upon Creativity. Choose it. Then, amplify your creative frequency.
  37. Fixed or Growth Mindset?
  38. Fixed mindset https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethscupham/7328405210
  39. Perfectionism http://www.flickr.com/photos/diepuppenstubensammlerin/7648792510/
  40. Growth Mindset
  41. Embrace and enjoy learning http://davidseddl511.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/6a00d83451b44369e200e54f480b498834-800wi.jpg
  42. How do you change from fixed to growth? http://www.flickr.com/photos/f-oxymoron/5005673112/
  43. 1) Listen to your Fixed Mindset voice http://www.flickr.com/photos/theory/3193684632/
  44. 2) Recognize that you have a choice https://www.flickr.com/photos/cjsmithphotography/6804513809
  45. 3) Talk back to it with a growth mindset voice
  46. 4) Take growth mindset action
  47. Growth mindset actions http://www.flickr.com/photos/onegiantleap/4124211492/
  48. http://www.flickr.com/photos/seandreilinger/959867550/ &http://www.flickr.com/photos/seandreilinger/959864706/ Adopt a beginner’s mind
  49. Release the Tyranny of the Expert https://www.flickr.com/photos/64540855@N07/5878418781
  50. Rediscover the familiar https://www.flickr.com/photos/77654185@N07/8428225936
  51. Re-learn something from a friend https://www.flickr.com/photos/ribbitvoice/2339351666
  52. Learn something entirely new http://www.flickr.com/photos/13723940@N04/2648317554/
  53. Photo: Denise Jacobs Eating my own dogfood: Improv class!
  54. Learning from experience is key
  55. Approach everything with openness and eagerness. Expand your knowledge and yourself.
  56. Blocked or in Flow?
  57. Creative blocks? http://www.flickr.com/photos/99301367@N00/8497106802/
  58. Internal fears Photo: Denise Jacobs
  59. Creative Flow http://www.flickr.com/photos/7730492@N03/4958540694/
  60. Is @ the Sweet Spot
  61. Enjoy + Good at + Feeling Empowered http://www.flickr.com/photos/h-k-d/3310336516/
  62. = Empowered Play http://www.flickr.com/photos/anieto2k/8216666102/
  63. Your brain on Flow https://www.flickr.com/photos/arselectronica/13994747444
  64. Flow banishes the inner critic
  65. How do you reach Flow?
  66. Uninterrupted, focused time
  67. (Instill the Headphones Rule) https://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/9824922293
  68. Helps create space for ideas https://www.flickr.com/photos/creativedc/2939649520
  69. Risk/Challenge http://www.flickr.com/photos/librarianavengers/2495352933/
  70. Immediate feedback http://www.flickr.com/photos/anieto2k/8124124586/
  71. Find your Flow to dispel fears and experience continuous creative growth.
  72. Taker or Maker?
  73. …Has little regard for their potential to shape the future or ability to take action on issues that truly motivate them. A Taker…
  74. …A maker’s work is characterized by morality, creativity, craftsmanship, and purposed problem solving. They view their work through the lens of service. A Maker…
  75. “….Makers choose their work based on impact and happiness.” Jason Cavnar, "Why developers should start choosing conscience over profit" http://venturebeat.com/2013/02/18/developers-choosing-conscience-over-profit/
  76. Become a passionate problem-solver http://www.flickr.com/photos/argonne/4435608143/
  77. Make “Bug” Lists
  78. Cultivate a healthy disregard for the impossible
  79. Be clear on your “Why” http://www.flickr.com/photos/zlz212/198759134/
  80. Infuse meaning https://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/5932362950
  81. Who are you helping? http://www.codefevermiami.com/
  82. Choose bigger, more creative problems to solve
  83. Cultivate a culture of creativity around you http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsters,_Inc.
  84. Like folks at Pixar
  85. Make things that matter – to both you and others.
  86. PROGRESS http://www.flickr.com/photos/harryharris/381154280/
  87. What do you get? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dlaughland/3475448568/
  88. Life is complex and so are decisions
  89. Two tracks
  90. Guidelines; stars to navigate by http://www.flickr.com/photos/anieto2k/9255191990/
  91. “Clarity brings about purpose, purpose brings about action, action brings about change.” Joel Yeo
  92. Mobilize a dormant creative confidence http://www.flickr.com/photos/badastronomy/4179773749/
  93. While we can’t predict the future http://fusible.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/crystal-ball.jpg
  94. Because of the unknown http://hub.salford.ac.uk/energymonitoring/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2012/01/known-knowns1.jpg
  95. “We are the creators of the future.” Umair Haque, “How to Have a Year That Matters”
  96. Another way of putting it is
  97. All about http://www.cdmdirect.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Choices.jpg
  98. The universe is expanding, and so are we https://www.flickr.com/photos/rammorrison/2718543921
  99. All starts with the first step
  100. My vote? Choose http://www.flickr.com/photos/designandtechnologydepartment/4771136128/
  101. DeniseJacobs.com  Sign up on my mailing list here! denise@denisejacobs.com twitter.com/denisejacobs facebook.com/denisejacobsdotcom slideshare.net/denisejacobs Connect, Chat, and Collaborate! Photo used with permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarronwalter/4629078087/
  102. 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.com @thecreativedose
  103. Get the slides! creativedo.se/EclipseCon-ip
  104. And finally… http://www.flickr.com/photos/theredproject/3302110152/

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