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Information and inspiration: psychology & creativity. http://talentdevelop.com
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» Do Impostor Feelings Dampen Your Creativity? - The Creative Mind

» Do Impostor Feelings Dampen Your Creativity? - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

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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Success As A Creative Entrepreneur | The Creative Mind

Success As A Creative Entrepreneur | The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Business consultant and artist Lisa Sonora Beam writes about a variety of challenges creative people face in developing artwork, a business, or themselves.
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Solitude and creative expression | Developing Multiple Talents

Solitude and creative expression | Developing Multiple Talents | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Many artists acknowledge the value of working with others. But solitude or working alone can also be a way to nourish creative thinking and projects.


“Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to nurture it in solitude." Erica Jong / Photo: Virginia Woolf

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Developing Creativity

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Developing Creativity newsletter - "A Calling to Be Creative"; "Pain and suffering and developing creativity"; "Steve Jobs and Thinking Differently"; much more

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Developing Creativity: Max Ehrman; Elizabeth Olsen; Julia Cameron | TalentDevelop

Developing Creativity: Max Ehrman; Elizabeth Olsen; Julia Cameron | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Many artists express ideas about developing creativity that can be helpful to other creative people. Here are a few examples.


"I was always surrounded by creative people and I had teachers who were really great in high school and that gave me the confidence to pursue it for real, as opposed to a fun fantasy." Elizabeth Olsen

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Developing Creativity newsletter

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Developing Creativity newsletter - articles include:
* Cheryl Richardson and Alanis Morissette Self-Care Retreat
* Artists and Addiction
* Peak performance requires stress relief
* Can Tetris or other games enhance your brain?
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Journaling to Bring Creative Ideas to Life - The Creative Mind

Journaling to Bring Creative Ideas to Life - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Artists, as well as entrepreneurs and other creative people, often use storyboards, journals, mindmapping and other idea tools for developing creative projects.


Maybe you kept a diary, or still do. Or use a notebook as a helpful tool for personal growth, and to track your thinking and inspiration. In one video here, en*theos CEO Brian Johnson comments, “I love using journals to capture my thoughts.” In another video, Lisa Sonora Beam talks about the power of visual journaling.

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AleksBlumentals's curator insight, May 6, 3:51 AM

Essential hard work that is

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Books To Fuel Your Creative Mind - TALENT DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

Books To Fuel Your Creative Mind - TALENT DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
A listing of selected books to help develop your creative thinking and business innovation, and enhance your creative life.
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Emotional Health Resources - TALENT DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

Emotional Health Resources - TALENT DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"Finding ways to maintain that optimal zone where we are neither under- or over-stimulated allows us to use our minds to respond rather than to react. The greater access you maintain to yourself, the richer and broader your array of creative tools.” Psychologist Cheryl Arutt

- See more quotes, books, articles and sites to improve your emotional balance and enhance your creative life.

 

 

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The Inner Entrepreneur

The Inner Entrepreneur | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Inspiration and resources for creative entrepreneurs
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The Creative Adult is the Child Who Has Survived

The Creative Adult is the Child Who Has Survived | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"Imagination is not a "soft skill.' It is the workspace of your brain, the place where connections are made between ideas to create something new."

 

 

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Survival: Many, if not most, people experience some kind of trauma in life. How does creative expression help people deal with it, to heal and recover? How can surviving painful experiences sometimes fuel creativity? See article: Creative People, Trauma and Mental Health. http://talentdevelop.com/6550/creative-people-and-trauma/

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Monica Ambrosini's curator insight, January 19, 4:38 AM

very much true …despite it might sound a consolation

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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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Positive Obsessions To Be Creative | Developing Multiple Talents

Positive Obsessions To Be Creative | Developing Multiple Talents | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Negative obsessions are unhealthy, but most creators need positive obsessions to avoid periods of blockage and repetitive work, and to maintain inspiration.
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Creative People, Trauma and Mental Health | TalentDevelop

Creative People, Trauma and Mental Health | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
We all experience some trauma in life; how do people use challenging experiences in creative work, to help recover self esteem and mental health?
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» A Calling to Be Creative - The Creative Mind

» A Calling to Be Creative - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
What leads so many of us to be creatively expressive? Why do many people choose careers in the arts, or work that actively engages their creativity?


Lupita Nyong’o thanked “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen: "You charge everything you fashion with a breath of your own spirit. Thank you so much for putting me in this position, it’s been the joy of my life."

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Creative Talent: Genetics, A Muse, Or Hard Work? | TalentDevelop

Creative Talent: Genetics, A Muse, Or Hard Work? | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

How we think about where we get abilities can impact using them, even exploring our potential talents well enough to create something worthwhile.


"Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent." Sophia Loren

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Luigina Sgarro's curator insight, February 22, 11:01 AM

Hard work and great talent.

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The Power of Vulnerability - Brené Brown | Personal Growth

The Power of Vulnerability - Brené Brown | Personal Growth | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
"Too often we lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.”
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Developing Creativity

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Developing Creativity newsletter - view and subscribe online - contents in latest weekly issue:
* Video: How to Succeed Doing What You Love, with Melanie Duncan
* Emotional Health Resources - Programs, books, articles and sites to improve your emotional wellbeing and enhance your creative life.
* Valerie Young on the Expert Trap
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How Technology Enhances Creativity

How Technology Enhances Creativity | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

The truth is that by expanding possibilities and automating part of the creative process, we can all be more creative and productive. In a virtual world of infinite abundance, only creativity could ever be in short supply.

 

"The ugly truth is that most creative acts are failures, which is why, as Robert Weisberg points out in his book Creativity, outstanding creative work is tightly linked to prolific output

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Also see more titles on my list: Books To Fuel Your Creative Mind http://talentdevelop.com/books-fuel-creative-mind/

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Library@NYP's curator insight, January 28, 11:58 AM

Technology has transformed human experience in unlimited possibilities that we can ever imagine. 

Karen Goldfarb Copywriter's curator insight, January 28, 1:06 PM

"...technology enhances creativity [beccause it] drastically reduces the cost of actualizing our intent. We can search domains, mix and match ideas and test concepts almost effortlessly. That means we can try out a lot more possibilities and increase the chances of producing something truly outstanding." A really great read on the process of creativity in today's technological world.

Jan Hendrik van Dalen's curator insight, January 29, 5:44 AM

Succesvol innoveren vraagt om een duidelijke richting en het combineren van de juiste insights ....

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Developing Creativity newsletter

Developing Creativity newsletter | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Developing Creativity newsletter - articles include:

*Creative Expression and Sexual Abuse

*Self Care For Your Creative Life

*Perfectionism and Depression

*Healing and art – Jenna Forrest on transcending sensitivity

*The mind’s potential – Josh Waitzkin: The Art of Learning

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» Calling Yourself an Artist - The Creative Mind

» Calling Yourself an Artist - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
How important is it to identify yourself as an artist - to others, and especially to yourself? What if you don’t get awards for your creative work?
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Carlo Cuesta's curator insight, January 20, 8:44 AM

Did you overlook your own creativity today?