What's Your Special Sauce? Your Mojo? How Are You Brilliant??
Does inspiration hit out of the blue or do your wheels turn as you carefully consider every option? Do you feel it in your bones or is there a logical method to your madness?
Creativity may not be what you think.
We're actually hardwired for it; we all have it. It's a part of being human. We're creative by nature —and by necessity.
Even if you don't think you have a creative bone in your body. Or you're not artistic. And you can't make a decision about color.
Your creative style, simply put, is how you solve problems. And you do this every day, whether you're thinking about it or not. It's how you try to change the world. Or a moment. Or arrange the furniture.
Being creative is as innate as breathing. You're creative every day. Sometimes in multiple ways at once. But...
We usually have one go-to creative style.
Neuropsychologist Arne Dietrich (The Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity, 2004) writes that creativity happens cognitively or emotionally, and spontaneously or deliberately. When you tackle a challenge, you're most likely coming from a place of your intellect or your heart. And the answers can be revealed in a flash, or after a lot of thought.
Learning about your most natural creative style can help you become more productive and simplify your life. You can use simple, tailor made strategies to get past blocks, for better results, and have more time in your day. Exploring secondary creative styles can open new ways of seeing the world .
It's priceless insight that can make your life easier and your world a little more brilliant. You'll gain appreciation for how others tackle challenges, too.
Jump start your creativity by understanding it. Chances are, you have one go-to creative style. (Although you're capable of them all.)
Discover your creative style and own it.
And in case you're wondering, there isn't a more creative or less creative style.
Just different. Thomas Edison, Sir Issac Newton, Steve Jobs and John Lennon all had completely different creative styles. They're all brilliant. So are you.
Curious about your go-to creative style? Click here to take the assessment.
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Is there a time in your life you've felt especially creative? What's your creative style?