Demands for creativity spark excitement for some, but fear in others. Where each of us lands depends greatly on our mindset.
Sadly, our creative potential is often locked behind a door of indecision.
In the following 7 Medium posts, I examine hurdles for unpacking and unlocking our creativity. Each of them are short, 2-3 minute reads. I explore the mindset, the process and the confounding alchemy of creativity.
Have a look, to see what resonates.
|(1)Two Roads Diverged. On Structure vs. Flow. 2m.||7/11/17||124||23 claps from 19 readers + 5 highlights|
|(2)Minimal: The New Black. Can our creativity emerge in smaller packages? 2m.||227||46 claps from 31 readers + 12 highlights|
|(3)Inception. When big ideas spark; 7 ideas for achieving our best. 2m.||8/7/17||181||15 claps from 10 readers + 13 highlights|
|(4)The Creative’s Journey. Key forces and 5 ephinanies. 3m.||9/21/17||517||63 claps from 10 readers + 2 highlights|
|(5)Morsels of Creativity. Economy & Eloquence. 3m.||10/26/17||146||91 claps from 15 readers + 11 highlights|
|(6)Making space for inspiration. From the East, 4 dimensions of space beyond desk & blotter. 2m.||2/1/18||71||7 claps from 3 readers|
|(7)The Creative Riff. Where good ideas come from. 2m.||8/15/17||233||21 claps from 8 readers + 3 highlights|
My thinking has broader implications than you might think. The benefits go beyond writing, art and photography. Think about more generalized problem solving and solution design, where new ideas are at a premium.
In every setting imaginable, teams can (and ultimately, must) learn to leverage creative skills. Like artists, teams must patiently remove hurdles until something new emerges. Teams, if they’re to be successful, must stay focused until their new ideas take life, ultimately, painstakingly, becoming reality.
To navigate change and sustainability, there’s a new bottom line: creative skills are essential for solving complex problems.
There’s really no limit to what we might achieve if we unlock our fears and uncertainties, if we can, like artists, be willing to take some chances.
I hope you’ll join my quest to unpack creative possibilities.
Reach out. Let me know your thoughts.
Chris aka @sourcepov, Charlotte NC