“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people” – Leo Burnett
One of the things I love the most about working with clients and workshop participants is having them lean on their creativity.
For some people, creativity is like air. You’re in a creative mode all the time and you don’t realize you are tapping into it because it’s just there and all around you.
For others, creativity seems like something that is rare and intangible. Creativity doesn’t occur to them or tap them on the shoulder as they’re are trying to move in a new or different direction.
But, for all of us, creativity is truly a constant. It is plentiful and abundant if we allow it to flow.
When someone questions whether they are creative or not, I tell them to ask themselves these questions:
When you think about your life, what color(s) would you use to describe it?
Do you believe or think you are creative?
Do you mostly consume things (situations, time, space, moments, etc.) or create them?
How often do you spend time doing what you love?
How connected is your daily life to your top 3 core values?
Do you surround yourself with the right creative tools?
If those questions seem too hard, then I encourage them to seek out creativity and draw inspiration from what’s around them.
To spark my creativity, I’ve been enjoying the Instagram accounts below.
They help me reflect on my daily joy, keep me focused on doing my best by my own standards, and they remind me to take breaks to enjoy the here and now.
When your son has a new TK schedule that gets out at 11:10am and by 2pm you’ve already run out of ideas of what to do next 😞Then you realize it’s #teasertuesday and you want to workout anyway so why not include the little guy😃 . . We had too much fun making this, so I figured I’d keep the sound off so you didn’t need to hear our silly conversation. I probably went too much mom on you for this, but I can’t help it☺️
#Repost @fashionbombdaily (@get_repost) ・・・ We’re on the Scene @harlemsfashionrow ‘s 10th anniversary show, featuring designers like @fenoel @love_ucny @krashae @kimberlygoldson and more! Check out our Instastory for more and stay tuned for the review tomorrow! ~ @clairesulmers #nyfw #fenoel #undraceleste #blackdesigners #instafashion #fashion #instastyle #style #celebritystyle #fashionbombdaily
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