YOU   ARECREATIVEeven   if you were told you are not
Created 2012by Tom CurtisBlog: www.onimproving.blogspot.comPresentations: www.slideshare.net/onimproving Email: ideamercha...
Do you rememberwhen you were firsttold you were   not   creative?
was it by       an expert     who knew you   really really well,had observed you over      a long time,     and who was lo...
OR
was it by a busy, unthinking, or unkind          individualwho does not even remember doing it?
i am   almost certainit was the latter,
BUT
YOU
REM      EM           BER              ,
don’t
YOU?
it     can     still    make    you feel small,can’t it?
So, here is thething...
their pronouncement         was   not       true   THEN       and        it        is   not       trueNOW!
let’s look at a few simple questionsto help us come to believe again in our ability to create
Do you solve problems?                         Do you get dressed? Do you raise children?           Do you read?Do you adj...
if you answered             yes to one or more of those questions,          YOU        ARECREATIVE
so, what does creative look like?
creatingcomes in allshapes and    sizes
and allcolors
working         learning   struggling        trying                                     listening       sleeping         g...
creative often looks or feels    different          than you were taught and believe(yes, it may be something other than p...
and that other part that still bothers you...the work does   not come out perfect the first time             even          ...
they...                     practice                     rewrite                      rework                      restart ...
effort        &willingness       are   nonnegotiable
bottom line:         messy           creative is(we just usually see an end product after the clean up)
so, what makes someone creative?
creating.
there was a time   you did that without thinking                   and
there   is a sparkstill inside you that believes    you can.
it may require   COURAGE                 to create again..
but the   choice   is yours            andyours   only              ...
the   world   is missing what you can do...
soplease come back      and start creating                  again!
we will all be   glad   you did.
YOU  ARECREATIVE
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You are Creative even if you were told you are not

  1. 1. YOU ARECREATIVEeven if you were told you are not
  2. 2. Created 2012by Tom CurtisBlog: www.onimproving.blogspot.comPresentations: www.slideshare.net/onimproving Email: ideamerchants@gmail.comTwitter: @onimproving
  3. 3. Do you rememberwhen you were firsttold you were not creative?
  4. 4. was it by an expert who knew you really really well,had observed you over a long time, and who was looking out for you?
  5. 5. OR
  6. 6. was it by a busy, unthinking, or unkind individualwho does not even remember doing it?
  7. 7. i am almost certainit was the latter,
  8. 8. BUT
  9. 9. YOU
  10. 10. REM EM BER ,
  11. 11. don’t
  12. 12. YOU?
  13. 13. it can still make you feel small,can’t it?
  14. 14. So, here is thething...
  15. 15. their pronouncement was not true THEN and it is not trueNOW!
  16. 16. let’s look at a few simple questionsto help us come to believe again in our ability to create
  17. 17. Do you solve problems? Do you get dressed? Do you raise children? Do you read?Do you adjust? Do you cook? Do you speak? Do you build? Do you organize? Do you work? Do you make friends?Do you play? Do you think? Do you change? Do you decide?Are you alive?
  18. 18. if you answered yes to one or more of those questions, YOU ARECREATIVE
  19. 19. so, what does creative look like?
  20. 20. creatingcomes in allshapes and sizes
  21. 21. and allcolors
  22. 22. working learning struggling trying listening sleeping growing tweaking tellingrelating playing reading and can happen in our manysituations remaking studying writing testing interpreting teaching joking makingtranslating solving applying failing recognizing
  23. 23. creative often looks or feels different than you were taught and believe(yes, it may be something other than painting or drawing)
  24. 24. and that other part that still bothers you...the work does not come out perfect the first time even for the BEST
  25. 25. they... practice rewrite rework restart refine test fail retry struggle work hard(like you and I, but a whole lot more and on purpose)
  26. 26. effort &willingness are nonnegotiable
  27. 27. bottom line: messy creative is(we just usually see an end product after the clean up)
  28. 28. so, what makes someone creative?
  29. 29. creating.
  30. 30. there was a time you did that without thinking and
  31. 31. there is a sparkstill inside you that believes you can.
  32. 32. it may require COURAGE to create again..
  33. 33. but the choice is yours andyours only ...
  34. 34. the world is missing what you can do...
  35. 35. soplease come back and start creating again!
  36. 36. we will all be glad you did.
  37. 37. YOU ARECREATIVE

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