Many creatives are feeling threatened by artificial intelligence (AI). There are stories of jobs vanishing, and of AI automating anything and everything. Some of that is true, AI is automating various aspects of work. There’s no need to become a postmodern Luddite. There’s still a significant role for human creativity.
Here’s how creatives can not only respond but thrive in this changing landscape
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The need to provide an exceptional customer experience is more urgent than ever. Everywhere, former successful service businesses are closing. Whether it’s pubs closing in Britain or business owners retiring, change is in the air.
But what sets apart the truly remarkable brands? It’s their ability to infuse creativity into every customer touchpoint.
Creativity isn’t just for artists and designers. It’s a powerful tool for enhancing customer experiences. Think of new ways to surprise and delight your customers. It’s good for your marketing, it’s good for your sales. And it’s good for your profits. Continue reading “Boost your Customer Experience with Creativity”
If you are a small business owner, you know how challenging it can be. Trying to fit into a community while standing out from the crowd. And always, with an eye on attracting more customers. You’ll know how important it is to manage your time, money, and energy. And all the while, balancing your personal and professional life. How can you do all that and still be creative?
That’s the wrong way of thinking. You need creativity in abundance to do all that.
Creativity isn’t a talent that some people have and others don’t. It is a skill that you can learn and practice, and it can help you grow your small business in many ways. Here are some benefits of creativity for small businesses: Continue reading “Small Business Creativity: Thriving on Limited Resources”
When you think of creativity, you might imagine artists, writers, musicians, or inventors. But creativity is not limited to these fields. Personal care professionals – massage therapists, dentists, veterinarians, opticians, and others rely on creativity. The very best also use intuition to provide excellent service to their clients.
Creativity is the ability to produce something new and valuable.
Intuition is an inner sense of knowing what to do without conscious reasoning. It is often based on subconscious cues, patterns, feelings, or impressions. It helps guide the decision-making process and enhances the creativity of the professional.
Both creativity and intuition develop from training, experience, and instinct. Continue reading “Creativity and Intuition for Professionals”
Whatever your field – writing, illustration, design – there’s one universal truth. Creativity is your superpower. But all creatives need to harness their bravery when it comes to prospecting for new business. From there, they need courage to turn clients into satisfied partners.
The Journey of Courage
Prospecting is the gentle art of seeking new business opportunities. It’s an essential first step to creative success. Some people love the process. They see it as an adventure that requires both creativity and courage. The journey sometimes begins with careful identification of potential clients or collaborators. Other times circumstances means you have to dive headfirst into the unknown. You swallow your fears and you present your ideas with no prior planning – the famous elevator pitch. Continue reading “Prospecting for Creative Success”
Building a strange new world is a great way to get your creativity juices flowing. It’s so liberating to exist in a space where your imagination knows no bounds. You don’t like it? Fine! Change it. And change yourself in the process.
Dystopias are where you can venture into the unknown and stare at the future or the past. Imagine exploring all the possibilities – because you can.
This is where speculative fiction and art intersect. Dystopian landscapes challenge our perceptions of reality and ignite our creative spirits. In many respects, every work of fiction depends on creating a dystopia. Even the most mild romance novel relies on a created world. And opera – people burst into song at random moments. Continue reading “Throw your heart over the wall”
Creativity isn’t about producing art or innovation. It’s a dynamic force that weaves with our well-being and positive human functioning. The act of creation has far-reaching effects that extend beyond the canvas, the page, or the screen. It impacts our mental, emotional, and even physical dimensions. In short, it contributes to a holistic sense of fulfilment and vitality.
At its core, creativity, how ever you present it, is a form of self-expression. It allows us to channel our thoughts, emotions, and experiences into tangible forms. Creativity provides an outlet for the complexities within us. The process of self-expression also fosters a deeper understanding of our inner world. It contributes to enhanced emotional intelligence and self-awareness. Continue reading “Creativity sparks up your life”
You need a creativity coach – let’s not fool around. Here are eight key reasons why creative professionals must get creativity coaching: Continue reading “Why you need a creativity coach”
The pursuit of artistic mastery is often intertwined with the quest for personal growth and fulfilment. Amid the whirlwind of creative endeavours, a powerful practice emerges that not only enriches your creative process but also feeds your soul: the act of doing good for others.
Picture this: you’re deeply immersed in your creative work, pouring your heart and soul into every stroke, note, or word. It’s a process that demands your energy and focus, but it’s also the very essence of your being. In the midst of this intense journey, the idea of diverting your attention to help others might seem counterintuitive. Yet, therein lies the magic. Continue reading “Gratitude, kindness, creativity”
People who’re fully dynamic in creative professions and entrepreneurial ventures usually exploit continuous learning – it’s a powerful driver (and indicator) of success. For busy creative professionals and business leaders, the pursuit of knowledge and the commitment to ongoing development have become indispensable factors in staying competitive and achieving sustainable growth.
It’s a been a bit fashionable to mock the idea of getting a university degree, that the entrepreneurial burn is enough. And it can be enough to get started, but often the burn becomes supplemented by books, audio files, and any other of the myriad ways we share our accumulated knowledge. No matter how smart an individual is, without learning new information means they’re going out of date. It’s important for all of us, at any stage of our lives.
In this era of constant innovation and ever-evolving markets, here’s why continuous learning is the key to unlocking new possibilities and maximising your potential. Continue reading “Lifelong Learning: Your Catalyst for Creativity and Business Success”