Look at the possibilities you're missing. Set some time aside to think big. Bigger. There'll be time later for evaluating, categorizing, weighing the pros and cons etc. For now don't set any limits. Repeat. No limits. Sing to yourself. Move. Enjoy. Enough said. … [Read more...] about What we adults can learn from kids on how to stay positive & not set limits for ourselves
How creative are you? Do you know your creative assets and blind spots? Keep reading for a simple way to discover them. With help from the wonderful Dolly Hopkins, I created a creativity skill set called E.S.C.A.P.E. Each of the letters stands for a different creativity skill. The 'A' stands … [Read more...] about How to get creative – backwards and forwards
I was driving to pick up my hubbie from the airport and listening to Stuart McLean's the Vinyl Cafe on CBC radio. The tunes were great and I was bopping and singing along, a great big grin plastered wide on my face. Stuart was relaying his tales of growing up in Montreal, and, as only he can, … [Read more...] about How do you get creative? Why use a mosha cup of course
Do you have a hard time getting dreams out of your head and into reality? Not sure what to do with inspiration when it hits mid-meeting or at midnight? While you may be able to come up with new ideas, what to do with the pesky, flighty fellows is a whole other matter. Based on a gobsmacking, stop … [Read more...] about 4 simple steps for how to get dreams out of your head & into reality
What are your creative strengths and gaps? Take this 6 question, multiple choice creativity assessment and find out. Oh and if your (un)creative devil is whispering sweet and sour thoughts into your ear like ... "I'm not creative" "I don't have a creative bone in my body" "I don't ____ (fill … [Read more...] about Want to know how you measure up on creativity skills?
Can you walk on water? These guys can. Check out the video below to see how they do it. "You have to believe ... it's not impossible." "We're discovering it as we go along." Some of it "was by mistake." "It takes a lot of practice." "If you fall down try again." All words of advice from these … [Read more...] about Kick the rabbit in the butt & suspend disbelief – it'll lead to breakthroughs
The other day my 13 year old nonchalantly took my IPhone and placed it in the radio (see above). What was he doing? Using the radio to play the music off my IPhone. Simple? For him, yes. For me, no. I had banded my thinking, which is a creativity killer. Banded thinking is placing … [Read more...] about What is creativity? Making a radio out of a phone
On the last day of the Every Woman conference I got to listen to Ashleigh McIvor, the first Olympic gold winner of the women's ski cross at the recent Winter Olympics. She's tall and lithe and she had some surprising things to say. How often do you think she thought about winning gold? Would it … [Read more...] about What does it take to win Olympic gold in women's ski cross?