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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
  5. I’m not the only one who thinks so…
  6. Who here feels like they are creative? &
  7. Who here does not?
  8. Who isn’t sure?
  9. What is Creativity?
  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
  14. Internal: Unsupported, seems dead
  15. External: Nothing in place to support it
  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.
  18. Your relationship with your own Creativity
  19. Look at fears around creativity Photo: Denise Jacobs
  20. Inner Critic
  21. Perfectionism
  22. Procrastination
  23. You become a terrorist to yourself
  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.
  26. Refinding your Creativity
  27. Comes from recognizing your brilliance
  28. Love what you do. Do what you love.
  29. DO NOT focus on your weaknesses
  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
  32. 3. A new production of an old play
  33. Creativity is a skill.
  34. Practice: Speak up Photo: Denise Jacobs
  35. Practice: Delegate
  36. Practice: Capture ALL of your ideas
  37. Yes, ALL of them
  38. Practice: Gather sources of inspiration
  39. Tools to do so Evernote Diigo Tumblr
  40. Practice: Take yourself on Artist’s Dates
  41. 4. An awakening in a community
  42. Creativity with others
  43. External environment
  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
  46. Seek diverse environments
  47. Practice: Nurture the creativity of others
  48. Listen
  49. I mean really listen
  50. Practice: Amplify the ideas of others
  51. Make your cohorts look good
  52. Interactions and collaborations will get stronger
  53. Eating my own dogfood: Power-Push Writing Photo: Anna B. Scott
  54. Good morning, sunshine!
  55. No matter where you
  56. Whether it’s with yourself
  57. Or with others
  58. You’ll be on the right path
  59. To awakening the slumbering giant
  60. "We are awakening the slumbering giant and filling it with beautiful creative resolve." - Denise Jacobs, Reviving Creativity
  61. And finally…
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  63. My articles for further reading four-secrets-enhancingcreative-productivity reigniting-your-creative-spark/ banishing-your-inner-critic/
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