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?
You've Been Creative Since the Day You Were Born
We're hardwired for 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 Mode, simply put, is how you solve problems. Whether you're thinking about it or not. It's how you 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. And...
You Probably Have One Primary Creative Mode
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. Or a combination. Your discoveries can be revealed in a flash, or after a lot of thought. You may feel it in your gut or when you're not thinking about anything in particular at all.
Make no mistake: you're capable of them all, and your way of innovating and creating is as original as you are. We all just usually favor a certain mode over others. Whether your work or projects demand a certain way of thinking, or you've managed to structure your life around your strengths. There's usually one go-to creative mode you use most often. And certain things require different patterns of thought. (Enter secondary creative modes when we need them.)
Getting to Know Your Creative Mode can Make You Happy
Learning about your Primary Creative Mode can help you become more productive and simplify your life. You can use tailor-made strategies to get past blocks, get better results, and have more time in your day. Exploring your Secondary Creative Modes can open new ways of seeing the world and opportunities.
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 Primary Creative Mode. (Although you're capable of them all.)
Discover Your Creative Mode and Own It
And in case you're wondering, there isn't a more or less creative Creative Mode.
Just different. Thomas Edison, Sir Issac Newton, Steve Jobs and John Lennon all had completely different Creative Modes. They're all brilliant. So are you.
Curious about your Creative Mode? Discover your Creative Mode with this FREE assessment.
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Is there a time in your life you've felt especially creative? What's your Creative Mode?