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Information and inspiration: psychology & creativity. http://talentdevelop.com
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Seth Godin On Success For Creative Freelancers

Seth Godin On Success For Creative Freelancers | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

How can being a freelancer work out for creative people? Creative freelancers include web designers, copywriters, programmers, photographers and others.

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“Think about the people who are truly great. The programmer who can save you months.

“The cartoonist who draws life-changing images on the backs of business cards. The guitar player who can sit in on a recording session and change everything…

“These people are first class. They’re in charge. Top of their game. The best of the best.

“That’s the freelancer each of us is capable of being.”

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Who do you think you are to be creative?

Who do you think you are to be creative? | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Who do you think you are to be creative?

Do you feel confident about calling yourself an artist, or a creative person? Or do self-doubts get in the way?

 

Artists are at times depicted in movies and media in ways that promote myths about what it takes to be a “real” singer, writer, actor, painter or other creator.

Buying in to the negative aspects of those depictions and myths – for example, the “crazy artist” idea – can distort our self concept, our sense of identity as a creative person, and limit what we think we can do creatively.

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Attitudes to be creative and more innovative

Attitudes to be creative and more innovative | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Attitudes to be creative and more innovative

 

“I don’t see myself in terms of artifice. I see myself as a real person who chooses to live my life in an open way – artistically.” Lady Gaga

How do attitudes we hold about ourselves and the world impact our creative thinking? Can we change those attitudes to be more creative?

In her research publications and book The Creativity Challenge, KH Kim describes a model and series of concepts for helping children and adults be more creative and productive.

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The INTJ Personality and Being Creative

The INTJ Personality and Being Creative | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“My psyche’s fight, my whole life, has been the head against the heart.” Jodie Foster


Another famous INTJ: Isaac Asimov. He has commented: “[People think] a scientist is cold… and uses only his reason; he argues carefully step by step, and needs no imagination. That is all wrong… The true scientist is quite imaginative as well as rational..."


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How to Be Creative: Michael Gelb on Creativity and Innovation

How to Be Creative: Michael Gelb on Creativity and Innovation | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“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.


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Developing Creativity newsletter

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Developing Creativity newsletter: *Director Alejandro Inarritu on Creative Work *Developing Creativity Course for Entrepreneurs *Mindfulness and Developing Creativity *Being A Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur *Gaining Reasonable Confidence Online Course

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Developing Creativity newsletter

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Developing Creativity newsletter :

* Stories about your introversion;

* Energy Management;

* Emotional Health Resources;

* Letting Go of Perfectionism

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Developing Creativity newsletter 9-15-14

Developing Creativity newsletter Sep 15 - *Work-Life-Creative Balance video; *Self-Esteem video; *Facebook Community for Introverted Artists; *Books to fuel creation - and more

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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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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 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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» 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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Developing Creativity: Fear Is Not A Disease | TalentDevelop

Developing Creativity: Fear Is Not A Disease | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"As children, fear is a natural part of our lives, but as adults we view fear as a disease. It’s not a disease." - Psychologist Robert Maurer //

 

“Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.” James Thurber  //

 

Ben Stiller stars in and directs a movie version of Thurber’s famous story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and comments, “At a certain point, you want to be taking chances. That’s when you’re having the most vital experiences.”

 

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 24, 2013 1:56 PM

Without fear, we are not moving forward into new and uncharted waters.

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Four books on the creative mind – plus videos

Four books on the creative mind – plus videos | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Here are four books with related videos for exploring your creative mind, and helping you, your children and students be more creative.
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Emotional Intelligence for Innovation

Emotional Intelligence for Innovation | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

This skill of emotional intelligence is important for living well in general, for individual creative expression, and for business success and innovation.

 

KH Kim, author of "The Creativity Challenge: How We Can Recapture American Innovation" says "Innovators experience deep emotions, are sensitive to the environment, and are emotionally expressive."

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Fear and Creativity: Robert Maurer and Elizabeth Gilbert

Fear and Creativity: Robert Maurer and Elizabeth Gilbert | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Psychologist Robert Maurer cites research: "if you have people have to mix during the course of their day, they will sometimes create ideas they would never do as they’re isolated in their cubicles.”

 

Elizabeth Gilbert addresses a number of topics related to being creative, including dealing with fears.

In an essay from her book on creativity, she notes: “I made a decision a long time ago that if I want creativity in my life – and I do – then I will have to make space for fear, too.

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Leaky Attention and Being More Creative

Leaky Attention and Being More Creative | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

A Northwestern University study found “physiological evidence of a connection between creative thinking and sensory distractions, or what they call ‘leaky attention.’"

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Mastering Creativity program with Michael Gelb

Mastering Creativity program with Michael Gelb | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"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.

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Developing Creativity newsletter

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Contents include: * Pushed to Excel; * Creative and Multitalented; * Programs for Introverts and Highly Sensitive People; * Why Smart People Hurt book - & much more.

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Developing Creativity newsletter 9.27.14

Developing Creativity newsletter : Chaos and Creative Expression; Nurturing Self-Esteem; Challenged By Being So Smart; much more.

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Developing Creativity newsletter

Developing Creativity newsletter - contents include: * Nurturing Self-Esteem; * Transformational Writing; * Introvert Resources; * Intuition Course, and much …
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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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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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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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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, 2014 3:51 AM

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