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Stuck? Explore Solutions You Know Are Wrong Anyway

Stuck? Explore Solutions You Know Are Wrong Anyway | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it
Innovative ideas don't usually come overnight in the heat of a eureka moment. It usually takes hard work, but sometimes it's easy to get stuck on something and have no place to go with it.
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How we grow out of our creativity

How we grow out of our creativity | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it
If you ask a kindergartner to tell you a story, chances are you'll hear a nonsensical and fabulous tale.
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Artist or Business Person - Can They Be One?

Artist or Business Person - Can They Be One? | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it
Can a great artist be a successful business person? We write a lot about combining the two to create and sell great art. But is this realistic?
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» Creativity is an Ebb and Flow Process - The Creative Mind

» Creativity is an Ebb and Flow Process - The Creative Mind | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it
For many creative and gifted people, it may be a real challenge to allow the natural ebb and flow of the creative process.
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The Cha-Cha Effect

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My grandmother used to say that the secret to living a good life is maintaining a flexible spine and a flexible mind. Whether we're talking about joints or brains, there's just no room for rigidity.
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Seeing Through New Eyes

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If you've ever gone to a costume party, dressed up for Halloween, disguised your voice or pretended to be someone else, you've already experienced one of the most powerful tools for stimulating creativity: changing your persona - that is, your public "face.")

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Reclaiming Your Creativity – Your Creative Circumference | A Big Creative Yes

Reclaiming Your Creativity – Your Creative Circumference | A Big Creative Yes | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it

How creative we are is dependent on a number of different factors.

But it’s not as dependent on as many different factors as we often think it is.

Another way of looking at this might be to say that we are far more in control of how creative we are, than we think

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David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Is your school or workplace divided into "creatives" versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few.
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201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity

201 Ways to Arouse Your Creativity | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it

Creativity is like sex. You fumble your way through, you get lost in it, you fall in love. Both are passionate, rhythmic, pleasurable, and flowing. Both can bear fruit. And both can rack your soul with vulnerability, bliss, fear and awkwardness.

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Ten Commandments for Creatives

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Which one of the ten commandments for creatives is your current focus… or needs to be?

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The Incubation Effect: How to Break Through a Mental Block — PsyBlog

The Incubation Effect: How to Break Through a Mental Block — PsyBlog | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it
Taking a break may help bring that Eureka moment, but what part does the unconscious play?

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What's a quick way to reduce procrastination and increase creativity and self-control? - Barking up the wrong tree

What's a quick way to reduce procrastination and increase creativity and self-control? - Barking up the wrong tree | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it

 Reduce procrastination and increase creativity and self-control?


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Meditation makes you more creative (but some kinds work better than others)

Meditation makes you more creative (but some kinds work better than others) | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it
Certain meditation techniques can promote creative thinking.
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Being "scattered" and proud of it

Being "scattered" and proud of it | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it
Barbara Sher says, "Unlike those people who seem to find and be satisfied with one area of interest, you're genetically wired to be interested in many...
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The Positive Way To Becoming More Creative, And Overcoming ...

The Positive Way To Becoming More Creative, And Overcoming ... | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it
The moral of the story is, if you want to be more creative, or if you can't seem to find your way out of a creative block, the best thing you can do is to become more positive about your life in general.

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How to Sell Without Selling

How to Sell Without Selling | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it

"Simply created the conditions that allowed us to buy (which some people, I know, will think is really just a clever form of selling, but it wasn't.)"

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Nobody Tells People Who are Beginners by Ira Glass

Nobody tells beginners


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Janet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing -- which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge.
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The Synchronicity Fairy

The Synchronicity Fairy | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it

I think it is time to introduce you to my Synchronicity Fairy. She is a first cousin of the Tooth Fairy and they share many of the same characteristics.

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How To Become The Artist (And The Person) You Know You Can Be

How To Become The Artist (And The Person) You Know You Can Be | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it

To keep yourself focused and on track towards leading the life you want to lead, take the time periodically to write two simple lists

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What Peeling A Banana Can Teach You About Thinking Creatively

What Peeling A Banana Can Teach You  About Thinking Creatively | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it

 I’ve been eating bananas since I was a wee babe, and peeling them almost as long. It wasn’t until I saw this video that I realized I was taking a basic skill at face value.

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20 Reasons Why People Get Their Best Ideas in the Shower

20 Reasons Why People Get Their Best Ideas in the Shower | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it

And so, at the risk of overstating my case, I hereby offer you 20  reasons WHY the shower is so conducive to new ideas.

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Creativity Killers

Creativity Killers | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it
We want your creativity to flourish. We want you to think like a child and let your mind wander. Unfortunately, aspects of our society and culture advise you to think otherwise. Standard education readies people for traditional jobs and careers.

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Nurture Your Creative Life: Making Time and Space

Nurture Your Creative Life: Making Time and Space | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it

10 tips to find the time, energy, and space for your creative life.


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Take the Opportunity: See the Creativity in What you Do

Take the Opportunity: See the Creativity in What you Do | Creative Life-The Artist's Way | Scoop.it
So, maybe if we find ourselves stuck in a job or in a life that isn't in a process of creating we become depressed. After all – this is our purpose. As living entities we are driven to create. Em's point was that simply by tidying her ...

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