Reviving Creativity

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Many people either don't think they are creative or don't know exactly how they are creative. However, everyone is creative in some way. If you've neglected your creative spark for a while, know that it's not absent, that it merely needs reviving. We'll look at some of the ways your creativity may have been stifled and explore several methods to awakening the slumbering giant of creativity within.

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Reviving Creativity

  1. Reviving Creativity Denise R. Jacobs Inspire925: Creativity Goes to Work Zurich, Switzerland 30 January 2014
  2. For the Twitters I am: @denisejacobs This fine event: @inspire295 I’m get you to: #revivecreativity
  3. O hai! Photo by Derek Kearney
  4. Creativity is critical http://www.flickr.com/photos/designandtechnologydepartment/4771136128/
  5. I’m not the only one who thinks so… http://business.time.com/2013/04/26/the-time-creativity-poll/
  6. Who here feels like they are creative? http://www.flickr.com/photos/barretthall/3036598475/ &http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/3135103537/
  7. Who here does not?
  8. Who isn’t sure?
  9. What is Creativity? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogil/1507585665/
  10. “Creativity is newness produced.” - Sir Ken Robinson, Out of Our Minds
  11. “Creativity is all about making connections and seeing patterns.” -  Bruce Nussbaum, Creativity Intelligence
  12. “Creativity makes day to day experiences more vivid, more enjoyable, more rewarding. When we live creatively, boredom is banished and every moment holds the promise of a fresh discovery.” - Mihali Csikszentmihalyi, Creativity
  13. The problem http://www.flickr.com/photos/anieto2k/8156999698/
  14. Internal: Unsupported, seems dead http://www.flickr.com/photos/22326055@N06/4883520500/
  15. External: Nothing in place to support it http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardwinchell/130344669/
  16. Re·viv·al [ri-vahy-vuhl] 1. restoration to life, consciousness, vigor, strength, etc. 2. restoration to use, acceptance, or currency. 3. a new production of an old play. 4. an awakening, in a church or community, of interest in and care for matters relating to personal religion.
  17. 1. Restoration to life, consciousness, vigor, strength, etc. http://www.flickr.com/photos/duroh/3894174362/
  18. Your relationship with your own Creativity http://www.flickr.com/photos/international-festival/3018718331/
  19. Look at fears around creativity Photo: Denise Jacobs
  20. Inner Critic http://www.flickr.com/photos/lance_mountain/2849396572/
  21. Perfectionism http://www.flickr.com/photos/diepuppenstubensammlerin/7648792510/
  22. Procrastination http://www.flickr.com/photos/irrezolut/2311904560/
  23. You become a terrorist to yourself http://www.flickr.com/photos/koomatuomio/4182554398/
  24. “Obsessing about preventing bad things from happening also prevents good things from happening, or sometimes prevents anything from happening at all.” - Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants
  25. 2. Restoration to use, acceptance, or currency. http://www.flickr.com/photos/duroh/3894174362/
  26. Refinding your Creativity http://www.flickr.com/photos/djwtwo/8323452857/
  27. Comes from recognizing your brilliance http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathan_hamner/3386076488/
  28. Love what you do. Do what you love. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmscottimd/616642026/
  29. DO NOT focus on your weaknesses http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathan_hamner/3386076488/
  30. You will only improve 10-15 % (and it will be painful) - Tom Rath, Strengths Finder 2.0
  31. R-E-S-P-E-C-T http://www.community-bar.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/
  32. 3. A new production of an old play http://www.flickr.com/photos/duroh/3894174362/
  33. Creativity is a skill. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bhenak/2664680892/
  34. Practice: Speak up Photo: Denise Jacobs
  35. Practice: Delegate http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/3645313261/
  36. Practice: Capture ALL of your ideas http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosengrant/3637839874/
  37. Yes, ALL of them http://www.flickr.com/photos/kara_allyson/5354860077/
  38. Practice: Gather sources of inspiration http://www.flickr.com/photos/gmanviz/3181410714/
  39. Tools to do so Evernote Pinterest.com Delicious.com Flickr.com Trello.com Zootool.com Gimmebar.com Dropr.com Diigo Tumblr Imgspark.com Scrnshots.com Vi.sualize.us Emberapp.com
  40. Practice: Take yourself on Artist’s Dates http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Themuse.jpg
  41. 4. An awakening in a community
  42. Creativity with others http://www.flickr.com/photos/international-festival/3019543830/
  43. External environment http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardwinchell/130344669/
  44. “Getting people together is easy, but having a culture of getting them to be good at building upon each other’s ideas is hard.” - David Kelly, Founder of IDEO
  45. Practice: Escape your silo http://www.flickr.com/photos/coffeemick/5106610165/
  46. Seek diverse environments http://www.flickr.com/photos/shirinwiniger/3680885289/
  47. Practice: Nurture the creativity of others http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyeliam/2460475510/
  48. Listen http://www.flickr.com/photos/theory/3193684688/
  49. I mean really listen http://www.flickr.com/photos/theory/3193684632/
  50. Practice: Amplify the ideas of others http://www.flickr.com/photos/roland/54381130/
  51. Make your cohorts look good http://www.flickr.com/photos/31246066@N04/4597640798/
  52. Interactions and collaborations will get stronger http://www.flickr.com/photos/schipulites/5407946699/
  53. Eating my own dogfood: Power-Push Writing Photo: Anna B. Scott
  54. Good morning, sunshine! http://www.flickr.com/photos/ableman/543078380/
  55. No matter where you http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilike/3707503212/
  56. Whether it’s with yourself http://www.flickr.com/photos/7730492@N03/4958540694/
  57. Or with others http://www.flickr.com/photos/7730492@N03/4957946157/
  58. You’ll be on the right path http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevharb/3051473068/
  59. To awakening the slumbering giant http://www.flickr.com/photos/badastronomy/4179773749/
  60. "We are awakening the slumbering giant and filling it with beautiful creative resolve." - Denise Jacobs, Reviving Creativity
  61. And finally… http://www.flickr.com/photos/theredproject/3302110152/
  62. Thanks to our Gold Sponsor!
  63. My articles for further reading netmagazine.com/features/ four-secrets-enhancingcreative-productivity alistapart.com/articles/ reigniting-your-creative-spark/ alistapart.com/articles/ banishing-your-inner-critic/
  64. How to find me DeniseJacobs.com  Sign up on my mailing list here! denise@denisejacobs.com twitter.com/denisejacobs facebook.com/denisejacobsdotcom slideshare.net/denisejacobs Photo used with permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarronwalter/4629078087/

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