7 Habits for Creativity + the Missing Link

Here are 7 habits that I use to help my creativity: 1. Get into adventures. Instead of saying no, say yes. Whether it’s agreeing going to the South China Sea or to Sundance festival or the grocery store. 2. Devour popular culture. Examine the work of other artists, movies, books, magazines, the interwebs. 3. Take pictures of things. I photograph things I see in the world that inspire me and use them for reference. 4. Scribble ideas. On a notepad, ipad, or whatever. 5. Share your ideas with others. Better ideas often come from a conversation. Give and receive. It’s a dialectic. 6. Ask Questions. Lots of other people know more than you do. 7. Listen. Try to listen carefully. When other people talk, you should listen. Ideas are everywhere. All that is well and good…attempting to live an interesting or interest-ed life–via travel, adventure, new experiences, consuming the arts and devouring popular culture or whatever–is certainly a proven method to produce the raw material, the putty that makes up creative ideas….BUT, here’s a left hook. It’s all for naught…nearly useless if you don’t take one extra step…Beyond a doubt, the most important thing for shaping your raw creative material […]