When I do creativity & innovation training workshops, I inevitably come across participants who don’t think they’re creative, who don’t believe they have a creative bone in their body.
People, if you make it through a day you’re creative.
If you’re breathing you’re creative.
If you’re a parent you’re creative (especially if you’re a parent of a teen).
If you’ve ever started a new job, traveled to a new destination, created a new friendship, or created anything for that matter, you’re creative.
One of the stumbling blocks for people believing they’re creative is the assumption that to be creative means you have to create something entirely new. We can’t all be Steve Jobs. Lots and lots and lots of opportunities for creativity exist in what I call ‘cobbling’ – putting two or more disparate things together.
Who knew a comb could help you hammer & save your fingers at the same time? Check out more examples below.
Want to find out your own creative strengths & gaps? Check out my quick creativity assessment.
(Thanks to Rania for sending these pictures my way. You can see more here.)