Posts tagged creative thinking
In Praise of Creativity

I love creativity. Whether I'm learning about the science and psychology behind it or just basking in those precious moments of creative flow.

I love the whisper of inspiration that begins quietly, insistently in the back of your brain.  It nudges you patiently at the edge of your mind until you have no choice but to pay attention.  Allow the idea to take shape.  Nurture it.  Play with it.  Toss it around.  Cozy up with it and inspect it from every angle.  Give it room to breathe.

I love to see how we can go from spontaneous spark to finished product.

I love talking to creatives and entrepreneurs about what they do.  Why they love it.  Nobody pursues the life of maker or entrepreneur unless they're over-the-moon enthusiastic about it.  Unless the ideas they have REFUSE to be silenced.  And making things?  Useful things, beautiful things, things that will touch and connect and inspire people...well, that's the ONLY job they can imagine.

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Anatomy of an Entrepreneur Part 2 (10 Necessary Talents)

Last week I started the discussion that, according to Gallup, the most successful entrepreneurs possess this potent mix of 10 "rare talents".  I'm not sure these talents are rare or perhaps it's just having all 10 in one person that's a little less common.  

I'm also not convinced your business is doomed to failure or mediocre obscurity if you haven't been born with all of these talents.  But there IS a case to be made for the usefulness of cultivating these traits in ourselves.  They'll benefit our businesses and maybe even spill out into the rest of our lives as well.

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