“Psychologists have known for many years that mindsets have a huge impact on your mood, your perceptual abilities and your general level of happiness. And mindset is probably the most important influence on your creative ability.”
From description in my article for the Mastering Creativity course by Michael Gelb. Also read about his other classes and books.
“Swept up by the deeper states of play, one feels balanced, creative, focused…” Diane Ackerman is a poet, essayist and naturalist who has taught at a number of universities, including Columbia and Cornell. In her book “Deep Play”...
"Psychologists have known for many years that mindsets have a huge impact on your mood, your perceptual abilities and your general level of happiness. And mindset is probably the most important influence on your creative ability." -
Mastering Creativity program with New York Times bestselling author Michael Gelb - Live training starts Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Online course for "Reverse Engineering the mental frameworks that geniuses from Jobs to Da Vinci used to dominate their fields."
Instructor Timothy Kenny is the author of “Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs.” “He teaches classes and speaks to groups about how to accelerate their learning so that they can build successful businesses faster and with more confidence in their success.
“Timothy has taught at the Harvard Innovation lab, The Tufts University Entrepreneurs Society..."
Harvard Professor of Psychology Ellen Langer comments:
“When we live our lives mindlessly, we don’t see, hear, taste, or experience much of what might turn lives verging on boredom into lives that are rich and exciting. We are essentially ‘not there’ to notice much of the world around us…
“Beginning an artistic activity is one way to help us..."
Creative people and writers about the creative process often say creative work is a way to release or make use of inner chaos; what is this turmoil?
"The very impulse to write, I think, springs from an inner chaos crying for order, for meaning, and that meaning must be discovered in the process of writing or the work lies dead as it is finished." Arthur Miller
Ocean Robbins and his father John are examples of transformational authors, and give tips on writing and developing creativity.
“Then for ten minutes, write stream of consciousness style, without letting your pen leave the paper except to move to a new letter, on the topic you selected. Don’t censor, don’t edit, and don’t stop..."
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