What would little you think about you?

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What would little you think about you?

This journey down memory lane isn’t just nostalgic; it’s a powerful tool to tap into your creativity and find fresh perspectives.

Think back to your younger days, when your imagination knew no bounds and dreams were as big as the sky. Your childhood self held unfiltered curiosity and a fearless approach to exploring the world. Now, consider your current self — the one shaped by experiences, lessons, and responsibilities. How does this contrast with the aspirations of your younger you? Continue reading “What would little you think about you?”

Your Creative Journey: Living Your Best Life

We all want to live our best lives, but it’s not always easy to know how to get there. The days seem to blast past at a dizzying pace, leaving us little time for finding meaning, fulfilment, and purpose.

For creative professionals, the ‘living your best life’ mantra takes on a unique dimension. Living your best life doesn’t just mean indulging in luxury or adventure – it’s about nurturing your creativity while undertaking your unique journey. Here’s how you can infuse this mantra into your creative practice: Continue reading “Your Creative Journey: Living Your Best Life”

Follow Your Excitement!

Pursuing innovation, creativity, and excellence often goes hand in hand with navigating tight schedules and demanding responsibilities. Amidst the hustle and bustle, one key aspect of unlocking creative potential stands out: following your excitement. Delving into the realm of passion and genuine interest can serve as a driving force in unleashing untapped creativity and achieving remarkable outcomes. Continue reading “Follow Your Excitement!”

Embracing the Dolphin Spirit: Thriving Amidst Chaos and Difficult Environments

In the vast ocean, dolphins stand out for their remarkable agility, intelligence, and adaptability. As creative individuals, we, too, can find ourselves trapped in challenging work or life environments. Drawing inspiration from the attributes of dolphins, we can cultivate a mindset of resilience and embrace the dolphin spirit to not only survive but thrive in unpredictable, turbulent, or even hostile situations. Continue reading “Embracing the Dolphin Spirit: Thriving Amidst Chaos and Difficult Environments”

Free your mind: Use Mental Mastery To Unleash Your Creativity

Creativity is a powerful force. It can help us solve problems, express ourselves, and make the world a better place. But sometimes, our creativity can be blocked by our own thoughts and feelings.

That’s where mental mastery comes in. Mental mastery is the ability to control our thoughts and emotions so that they don’t get in the way of our creativity. Our minds become free to focus in the direction we want.

There are a few key things that we can do to master and, as a result, free our mind on the way to unleashing our creativity:
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Unlocking the Flow: How to Overcome Writer’s Block

Your ideas matter (write them down)

Writer’s block is a pain, right? It’s that feeling of staring at a blank page, unable to put your thoughts into words. It can be frustrating and discouraging, but it doesn’t have to stop you from writing.

There are a few strategies that can help you overcome writer’s block and get your creative juices flowing again. Here are a few of my favourites: Continue reading “Unlocking the Flow: How to Overcome Writer’s Block”

Change Manifesto – now even more incomplete

Be open to change. Don't be afraid to fail. Experiment and explore. Be patient. Have fun!

Way, way back in the day (1998), Canadian designer Bruce Mau drafted up his Incomplete Manifesto – a kind of wish list of defiance, motivations, and invocation to the heavens. In a way, the Manifesto, now a 20-something, took on a life of its own, and is running wild and free with aspiring designers around the world. Bruce is probably wondering why the Manifesto doesn’t call so often and hopes maybe there’ll be some grandkids soon.

In the spirit of fun here’s my offering of a grandchild:

How to Grow Creatively – a Concise Change Manifesto

  1. Be open to change. Growth is not something that happens to you, you have to produce it.
  2. Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure is an opportunity to learn and grow.
  3. Experiment and explore. Don’t be afraid to try new things.
  4. Be patient. Growth takes time.
  5. Have fun! Growth should be enjoyable.

Here are some specific examples of how to apply these principles:
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