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Creative Thinking Exercise - The Church Lady Elevator Speech

Creative Thinking Exercise - The Church Lady Elevator Speech | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
I'll admit to struggling with an elevator speech showcasing The Brainzooming Group and what we do. Part of it is my particular resistance toward trite labels and glib descriptions about businesses ...
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This is a post about ambition and I blame the Olympics

This is a post about ambition and I blame the Olympics | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
I sat down to write a post about creativity, but what emerged was a meditation on ambition. This is my parents' fault. And the Olympics'. (Stupid international celebration of human excellence, grum...
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The INTJ Personality and Being Creative Part 2

The INTJ Personality and Being Creative Part 2 | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
[Continued from Part 1.] // Psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman comments in an article about some of the problems with categorizing and typing people: “The most common misunderstanding of the extraversion-introversion dimension is that introverts...
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These Short Video Blasts Will Make You Perform Better And Be Happier, With Science

These Short Video Blasts Will Make You Perform Better And Be Happier, With Science | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
These 4 short, evidence-based, highly-actionable video blasts will show you how to optimize your cognition, performance, and mood.
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Brenna Layne on Tea, Loss, and Creative Process

Brenna Layne on Tea, Loss, and Creative Process | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Steeping Time: Brenna Layne on Tea, Loss, and Creative Process. A guest post on the muz4now blog.
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Creating subconscious influences for inspiring creativity

Creating subconscious influences for inspiring creativity | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Even if you aren’t aware, right now you are priming your brain to either think creatively or not.
Priming is the process of preparing something for a particular use, and the brain inside your head is...
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How to Become a Creative Genius: Trade Secrets From Picasso, King and Einstein

How to Become a Creative Genius: Trade Secrets From Picasso, King and Einstein | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Today, we're going to explore the working processes of three of the world's most creative people: Pablo Picasso, Stephen King and Albert Einstein -- and learn how you can apply their creativity secrets directly to your own life....
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How Caffeine Can Cramp Creativity - The New Yorker

How Caffeine Can Cramp Creativity - The New Yorker | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Honoré de Balzac is said to have consumed the equivalent of fifty cups of coffee a day at his peak. He did not drink coffee, though—he pulverized coffee beans into a fine dust and ingested the dry powder on an empty stomach. He described the approach as “horrible, rather brutal,” to be tried only by men of “excessive vigor.” He documented the effects of the process in his 1839 essay “Traité des Excitants Modernes” (“Treatise on Modern Stimulants”): “Sparks shoot all the way up to the brain” whil
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Advice from Artists on How to Overcome Creative Block, Handle Criticism, and Nurture Your Sense of Self-Worth

Advice from Artists on How to Overcome Creative Block, Handle Criticism, and Nurture Your Sense of Self-Worth | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Mastering the balance of restriction and imaginative play, or why unbridling your self-worth from your professional success is essential for
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Easily Distracted By Noise? You Might Just Be A Creative Genius

Easily Distracted By Noise? You Might Just Be A Creative Genius | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
What did Charles Darwin, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Marcel Proust all have in common? Besides being creative geniuses, they shared an odd quirk: The luminaries were abnormally sensitive to noise, and often required solitude to work.

Proust, f...
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Four ways you can help someone be more creative

Four ways you can help someone be more creative | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Though our inspiration levels fluctuate from time to time, we all differ in our baseline levels of creativity. But can you coach someone to be more creative?
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Perfectionism and Creative Thinking | The Creative Mind

Perfectionism and Creative Thinking | The Creative Mind | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
“I’m a maniacal perfectionist. And if I weren’t, I wouldn’t have this company. It’s the best rap!” Martha Stewart added, “I have proven that being a perfectionist can be profitable and admirable when creating content across the board: in television, books, newspapers, radio, videos… All that content is impeccable.” [Oprah.com] Filmmaking and other arts often [...]
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How to Enhance Personal Creativity

How to Enhance Personal Creativity | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Creative thinking skills are closely aligned to the critical thinking skills. Both types of thinking will allow you to process information more effectively and productively. Creative thought is built upon a foundation of critical thought;...

Via Creativity For Life, Lynnette Van Dyke
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The Creative Life and Well-Being

The Creative Life and Well-Being | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
The Creative Life is full of new possibilities, discoveries, exploration, experimentation, self-expression, and invention. It’s a habit, a way of being, a style of existing. But is the Creative Life full of well-being?
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The INTJ Personality and Being Creative

The INTJ Personality and Being Creative | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
“My psyche’s fight, my whole life, has been the head against the heart.” // According to PersonalityPage.com, a website “about Psychological Type, created by the view from the shoulders of Carl G. Jung, and the work of Isabel...
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Trusting Your Instincts to Be Creative

Trusting Your Instincts to Be Creative | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Being creative, realizing our talents and crafting a fulfilling life involve self-awareness and respecting who we really are, including our unconscious depths. Many artists, psychologists and others refer to access to our creative inner depths as instinct...
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Of Dead Computers and Really Living - @muz4now

Of Dead Computers and Really Living - @muz4now | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Life went on in spite of my dead computer. There are many distractions from living. The trick is to learn what brings us alive and do it.
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Isaac Asimov On How To Be Creative | The Creative Mind

Isaac Asimov On How To Be Creative | The Creative Mind | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
"Creativity is essentially the same in all its branches, so the evolution of a new art form, gadget, new scientific principle, all involve common factors."
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creative flow from compassionate grit - @muz4now

creative flow from compassionate grit - @muz4now | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Grit can be a way to get things done. Compassion can, too. What if you combine them into your own creative flow? Compassionate grit for creative flow.
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5 Traits of Creativity Geeks

5 Traits of Creativity Geeks | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
The timing was perfect: Mere days before leading a workshop on creative thinking at the Florida Creativity Weekend, my memoir Committed was named to a list of "40 Books to Unlock Your Creativity an...
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When The Creative Tide is Out: Guest Post by Patrick Ross - melissacronin.com

When The Creative Tide is Out: Guest Post by Patrick Ross - melissacronin.com | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Am I an artist who is in it for a lifetime? I’d like to think so. That was a theme of my travel memoir Committed: A Memoir of the Artist’s Road. While on a cross-country trip interviewing artists of every type who had embraced an art-committed life, I found myself inspired to live the same way.
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Perfectionism Keeps You From Being Safe

Perfectionism Keeps You From Being Safe | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
The fear that we're not good enough leads to perfectionist habits that keeps us from being safe. Our real safety is found in being prolific.
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Creative Wisdom from COMMITTED Creatives

Creative Wisdom from COMMITTED Creatives | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Long before Committed: A Memoir of the Artist's Road was published, I had been sharing wisdom on the creative process I learned from artists interviewed on my 2010 cross-country road trip here on t...
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