How to Spark Your Creativity
10 ways to be Creative - No Talent Necessary
Would you like to be more creative but don’t believe you can?
Creativity is not just for artists. We have been conditioned to believe that we are not creative. Poppycock! We are all born with creative potential but sadly for many this potential withers in the barren lands of our education systems and some sectors of society.
Creativity is imagination in action and this course will stimulate your imagination and spur you into action. During the course you will learn how to stretch your creative muscles and put into place habits and routines that help you be more creative. By looking at, and replicating some of the habits of highly successful creative people, we can bring creativity alive in our own lives. It’s easier than you might think to be creative, to imagine and to make things happen.
The world needs its creative thinkers and doers now more than ever. Businesspeople need to look for new ways of recruiting the right staff and bringing in more clients. Parents need their children to grow up with the broadest possible vision of the world. Teachers have to invent energetic and more interesting ways of bringing their subject to life. Office-bound individuals have to look for ways of doing routine tasks differently and adding another dimension to their day-to-day work. Businesses need to get creative or face the consequences that more creative competitors will grab what’s out there. Individuals need to get creative to make the world a more beautiful place in all its senses.
The habits and routines of creative and performing artists are not exclusive and all of us can learn how to use these habits and ways of thinking in order to make subtle or great changes in our own lives.
Rediscovering our creative potential is an exciting journey and means learning to love the creative being inside of us and introducing some new routines and patterns into our lives. It takes skill and love to bring something that you have imagined into reality.
Creative people are open to new ideas and ways of doing things. Creative people challenge rules and the status quo. Creative people surround themselves with people and objects that will inspire them to do their best work. Creative people work hard but never forget to play. Creative people exhibit courage and curiosity. They have a vision of how things should turn out and they have the ability to make it happen. You have this capacity too.
Once you realise and accept that we are all born with enormous creative potential, you can begin to have a look at how to use this in your everyday life. Being creative will then become the norm for you.
THE COURSE INCLUDES
- Mastering the top ten habits that make creative people successful. These include discovering how you are creative, honing your skills, learning to be curious, knowing how and when to challenge, spending time alone and making your projects real.
- Having fun experimenting with these new ways of thinking and behaving
- Adapting these new possibilities into your own routines
This 10-lesson text-based course is for those who already know something about themselves and their creativity and who would now like to take that knowledge to the next level.
The course was previously published as “Top 10 Habits of Highly Creative People” and available on Daily OM.
The lessons cover topics such as the value of creativity through play, igniting your curiosity and being creatively courageous.
Each of the 10 lessons should take approximately 1h to read, reflect on and make a start on the activities. The activities are key – the deeper you go into them, the more you will gain.
International creativity developer Vivien hails from UK but is often to be found on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Viv’s passion is helping people get the best out of themselves. She absolutely loves theatre, cinema, reading, yoga, travelling and music and adores being with friends.
Viv offers talks and workshops throughout Europe and beyond as well as running on-line courses and working with clients.
When she isn’t working she eats chocolate, reads everything and anything she can get her hands on and listens with a tear in her eye to Freddie Mercury.
Vivien would like to live in a world where people cared less about being right and more about each other.