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10 Reasons Why We Struggle With Creativity - Forbes

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VideoSisyphus the Titan pushing his infamous boulder up the hill; image credit Wikipedia “There is always room, if only in one’s own soul, to create a spot of Paradise, crazy though it may sound.” --Henry Miller, Preface to Stand Still Like the Hummingbird...

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Sharolyn S. Griffith's curator insight, March 26, 2013 7:35 AM

Creativity is essential as a skill for this century.

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If there is one area where we could really use some creativity is in the area of PD! I could really appreciate this quote, "Spurts of time riddled with interruptions aren’t conducive to creativity because each time our focus is wrecked, we struggle to get back to the point we’d reached in our creative “flow”." Time is always an issue but it's so necessary to creativity.

academiPad's curator insight, May 10, 2013 1:08 PM

This is a must read for everybody who needs to be creative - that is everybody. Some tips include carving out time, making this non-negotiable, and recognizing that you have to work yourself into your creative zone are only some of the things discussed. Plus you get to watch a video on the topic from John Cleese - come one, JOHN CLEESE! Great read!!

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The Unusual Habits Of 8 Famous Creative Minds

The Unusual Habits Of 8 Famous Creative Minds | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
From Jay-Z to de Balzac, these famous creative minds have developed some odd habits on the path to genius.

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creative idiosyncrasies!!

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Start With 10 Acts of Creative Expression

Start With 10 Acts of Creative Expression | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
A friend recently posted a list of
101 Things to Do in 1001 Days. I was inspired and began working on my own list,
but quickly concluded that I should probably focus on marking 101 things off my existing list before adding to
it.

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Maggie Taylor: Making Images That Invite Reverie

Maggie Taylor: Making Images That Invite Reverie | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Maggie Taylor creates digital photomontages "to invite the viewer to engage and recollect, almost like entering a stage set or a scene from a dream... Making images for me is a way of life. I can’t imagine not doing it."

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What Kind of Creative Person Are You? - The Creative Mind

What Kind of Creative Person Are You? - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
There are many kinds of creative people: playwrights, novelists, dancers, botanists, economists, chemists, physicians, psychologists and many others.
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Identity and Being Creative

Identity and Being Creative | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

How does identity impact our lives and creative expression? Don't most of us who are unusually sensitive, intelligent or creative, feel like an outsider?


"I have weird tattoos and weird hair — I'm a weird person. And I don't think I've lost that yet." Musician Ed Sheeran 

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Heidi Grant Halvorson on Creative Success - The Creative Mind

Heidi Grant Halvorson on Creative Success - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

One of the themes of research, and many psychologists and creativity coaches, is how crucial beliefs and attitudes are in developing our creative abilities.


"If you ask people what made Steve Jobs so successful, one of the first words they would use is 'genius.' It's how we explain things." Psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson

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The Creativity Conference with David Burkus | TalentDevelop

The Creativity Conference with David Burkus | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Online conference teaching strategies to enhance creative thinking, with thirty interviews with creativity leaders on innovation, creative work and success.
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Programs for Authors and Aspiring Writers

Programs for Authors and Aspiring Writers | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

These programs can provide substantial guidance and resources to enhance your success as an author and writer entrepreneur:

Mark Matousek’s  Writing Through Fear course
The Transformational Author Experience
The Creative Penn Training
The Writer’s Circle -- and more

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Books To Fuel Your Creative Mind

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"I'm an obsessive reader & I think that's another reason I became an actor." Nicole Kidman


See more of her quotes on this page: A listing of selected books to help develop your creative thinking and business innovation, and enhance your creative life.

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Developing Creativity newsletter

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Articles include: Impostor Feelings & Your Creativity  //  The gifted adult personality – too much for others?  //  Feminine Power free webinar May 14 2014  //  Jennifer Capriati on her depression  //  Traumatic Childhood, Creative Adult // Eliminating the Fear of Public Speaking & more

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Do Artists Have Unique Brains? | The Creative Mind

Do Artists Have Unique Brains? | The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

A BBC news story reports on research that concludes “Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists." With the flood of brain imaging studies, it is worth noting there are critiques of the validity and meaning of the technology.



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Writing wherever; Artist myths; Fraud feelings | The Inner Writer

Writing wherever; Artist myths; Fraud feelings | The Inner Writer | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it


Many writers don't have a writing studio, or a schedule always under their control. And writers can be affected by artist myths, and fraud feelings.


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Do You Feel A Calling to Be Creative? | The Creative Mind

Do You Feel A Calling to Be Creative? | The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

What leads, urges, even compels so many of us to be creatively expressive?


Given that everyone is creative to some degree, why do many people choose careers in the arts, or work that actively engages their creativity?


Most of us will never be actors or other filmmakers – especially ones that are seen and acknowledged publicly – but many of those creators talk about what calls them to engage in creative work, despite the challenges.

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» Feeling Pressured To Create - The Creative Mind

» Feeling Pressured To Create - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
One kind of pressure is feeling an intense urge to create as a creative person. But other pressures can lead to stress and overwhelm.
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Miss Aniela: Bringing Dreams to Life With Fashion Photography

Miss Aniela: Bringing Dreams to Life With Fashion Photography | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Fashion photographer Miss Aniela says "Going to one’s dreams, or life experiences/subconscious, I have found to be the best way to conceive images."
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Collaborating With Our Shadow Side

Collaborating With Our Shadow Side | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Many artists know that our inner depths provide the material for creative expression. How can creative people make better use of it?


“Going to one’s dreams, or to one’s own life experiences/subconscious, I have found to be the best way to conceive images that might not even be truly original, but lack cliches, and come genuinely from the artist’s soul and heart…. often with a message for others.”

Fine-art and fashion photographer Natalie Dybisz / Miss Aniela

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Pursuing Creative Passion: Photographer Natalie Fobes

Pursuing Creative Passion: Photographer Natalie Fobes | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

How does our self concept, our identity, affect creative expression?
How do we find creative passions and how does pursuing them demand changes in our life?
One example of an artist who has addressed these questions is photographer Natalie Fobes.

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The Developing Creativity Newsletter

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"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." Maya Angelou


Fuel Your Creative Mind - The free newsletter delivers weekly excerpts of articles, plus quotes, books, products and more

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» Misfits and Innovators - The Creative Mind

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“It’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy.” Steve Jobs


According to some writers and research, some of the "big names" of creativity and innovation share personal qualities with various sorts of "misfits."

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The Transformational Author Online Classes

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“Every great transformational book (and every great transformational business) begins with a PERSONAL transformation.” Christine Kloser - Author, entrepreneur, coach and host of the Transformational Author Experience May 19-30 with 22 teachers for published and aspiring authors.


Two free classes each day, plus recordings available - go to the site for more details:   The Transformational Author Experience

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Joanna Penn: Eliminate What Keeps You From Being Productive | The Inner Writer

Joanna Penn: Eliminate What Keeps You From Being Productive | The Inner Writer | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Author Joanna Penn is a writer entrepreneur who uses approaches to reduce overwhelm and distractions in order to create more books and products.


"Indie authors are control freaks! That’s partly why we love doing everything associated with our books." But, she asks, "How do you manage your time? What steps are you taking to manage your overwhelm?"

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Can Anyone Be Creative? How? What next?

Can Anyone Be Creative? How? What next? | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Is creativity MORE important than all of the other attributes that demand our time, attention, and resources?

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Audio interview: James C. Kaufman, PhD on creativity research

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From James C. Kaufman and The Creativity Post.

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» Do Impostor Feelings Dampen Your Creativity? - The Creative Mind

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Impostor feelings about abilities can lead to a sense of insecurity that can stand in the way of embracing or more fully developing our creative talents.


"I always feel like something of an impostor. I don’t know what I’m doing.” Jodie Foster

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Multitasking is really task-switching. Some people are good at it.

Multitasking is really task-switching. Some people are good at it. | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Humans don't really multitask, says research by the Stanford Multitasking study. We just switch very quickly between tasks. Some people do it very well.
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Mistakes Fuel Creativity and Innovation | The Creative Mind

Mistakes Fuel Creativity and Innovation | The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

What seems like a mistake, setback, or limitation, can often be valuable for encouraging more creative thinking and innovation.


For example, two “mistakes” that resulted in very successful products: Post-It-Notes & the tea bag.

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