"Your Hidden Creativity: Turning Potential Into Achievement" - interview with Barnet Bain, an award-winning movie producer, director, and writer, and also a transformational coach. This is a few minutes from his almost one hour interview with host Dr. Ron Stotts at The Creativity Summit March 18 – April 5, 2013. Free presentations and paid recording packages. shrd.by/ra9PDr
"It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that people find their supreme joys." Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Psychologist and creativity coach Eric Maisel says "“We need to explore bayous so as to paint them and to experience sunsets so as to write about them. Few of us do enough exploring.”
Richard Branson writes about why being such an avid adventurer has been so meaningful to him. “If you challenge yourself, you will grow,” he says. “Your life will change. Your outlook will be positive. It’s not always easy to reach your goals but that’s no reason to stop."
if we become conscious when writing, we can turn some of our daily chore writing into a creative and expressive moment. You’re probably already do many of these things, but being present when you choose your words can transform a dull daily task into a pleasure.
Here are some places to infuse some language love into your life...
"There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. "
These wonderfully inspiring and insightful comments by dancer, choreographer and teacher Martha Graham (1894-1991), refer to many of the themes of the TalentDevelop sites - such as intensity/excitability, motivation, identity and self-regard, self-criticism...
Think Jar Collective contributor and creativity expert Michael Michalko shares his insights on what we don't learn about creativity in the school system.
Douglas Eby's insight:
author Michael Michalko says in another article: “We believe many of the myths about creativity that have been promulgated over the years. We’re told creativity is rare, mysterious, magical and comes from a universal unconsciousness, a sudden spark of ‘Aha!’ or the divine..."
From Myths of Creativity and Creators – How They Hold Us Back
Dave Hoffer of Frog Design shares some insights on creativity and Shaking up habits through disruptive realism
Douglas Eby's insight:
Einstein was expelled from school for “undermining the authority of his teachers and being a disruptive influence.”
I was reminded of that item when reading the article Can Innovative Thinking Be Learned? (Forbes mag.), in which writer Erica Swallow lists several “disruptive innovators”: Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson and Pierre Omidyar, referring to the book “The Innovator’s DNA” – which fortunately also includes a number of women innovators.
The prefrontal cortex is a region of the brain that acts like a filter, keeping any irrelevant thoughts, memories and perceptions from interfering with the task-at-hand.
In a new study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that inhibiting this filter can enhance unfiltered, creative thinking.
Douglas Eby's insight:
My related post: Cognitive Filtering, Meditation, Creativity
In my earlier post Highly Sensitive and Creative: Latent Inhibition, I referred to a study which found that the nervous system of creative people appears to be more open to stimuli from the surrounding environment.
One of the authors, Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson, commented that her research “indicates that low levels of latent inhibition and exceptional flexibility in thought predispose people to mental illness under some conditions and to creative accomplishments under others.”
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