Creativity is hard work! It’s easy to get stuck in the same old, boring rut. What are you doing to stay creative? Bruce Nussbaum suggests in his book, Creative Intelligence, the more we practice creativity, the better we get at it. According to A. J. Jacobs, in her article How To Be More Creative, creativity…
At a recent networking event, I was reminded of how awkward and uncomfortable it can be to walk into a room full of people, all of whom look like they are having a great time and are immersed in the most interesting conversations. I walked up to a group of people already talking and hesitantly said, ”Can I join your conversation?” Of course they politely nodded, and just like that, I was in.
The first woman looked at me and said, ”And what do you do?” I could have given my typical elevator pitch and explained that I’m a speaker and consultant, but instead, I got a wild hair and decided to get creative. My response was, “Well, I guess that depends on who I’m with and what time I’m doing it!” I wish I had taken a picture of the expression on her face. It was priceless.
Wow, that felt great! How often do you get out of your comfort zone and do something different? It is so easy to lose your creativity and spark. So how do you stay “sparky”? Here are a few ways to keep it or re-kindle it: