First, People are not born creative. Creativity is a life skill that can be learned. Creative people survive better than individuals who have a high IQ. It takes 10,000 hours to achieve mastery. Get out of your comfort zone and learn to be creative. Always push yourself to grow. Never practice in the midst of a live performance. Instead of “Yes, but”.. use “Yes, and.” It promotes creative thinking. Most importantly, Engage in a task for the love of the work.
Play – where do you act like a child?
Passion – what gets you excited?
Purpose – what’s your legacy?
Lastly, Allow your imagination to explore. We all possess the ability to behave creatively. Sharpen your creative tools.
Lateral Thinking Is A Survival Skill – Chapter 2
So, How did we survive with such animal threats before? Humans have the ability to get creative. Why do we conform with others? Most people fit with others because there are benefits. It forms culture and saves us energy. It has downsides too, but both are important. Creativity went from survival to art. Greater information processing capacity is what humans have over other animals.
So, Children play because they are developing survival skills. Next, We compare ourselves too much with top creators. We lose our imagination over time. Start taking different paths from now on so you can discover new connections. Schools undermine creativity. Furthermore, How else you can you use everyday objects?
Next, WRITE three creative sentences. Historically, The habit of trying lots of stuff makes successful companies successful! Organizations need to experiment to adapt to changes in the market. Here, WE can learn by observing digital photographers. They’re always coming up with news ways to make photos great. Make your thinking more effective. Lastly, Push yourself to create many options. Learn through the application.
Principles for Unleashing Your Imagination – Chapter 5
Our mindset needs to be right to think creatively.
Go for quantity
Note, The best idea is to have lots of ideas. Lastly, Evaluate performance and seek feedback.
Principles for Converging On the Best Ideas – Chapter 6
Naturally, WE ARE MORE CREATIVE when we are in a good mood. Consequently, Hard work helps with finding the “a-ha moment.”
Stages of the creative process and you – Chapter 7
CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING PROCESS:
clarify -examine the situation
ideate – generating possibilities
development – perfecting an idea, too nit-picky
implement – taking action
So, the most efficient method for problem solving is creative problem solving. Then, the method works in all areas of life. Next, the integrator utilizes all four of these creative problem-solving processes.
Clarifying the Challenge – Chapter 8
careful not to leap to action
the mindset of the creative process
determine the proper question to ask
define our goal
Gather data or examine situation – who, what, when, where, why, and how?
Formulate a challenge to address to meet our goal
Influence – do you believe you have control over your situations?
Imagination – you need new thinking.
Interest – you’re motivated to work on it. It’s important to you.
Finally, go from your current reality to where you want to be at in life.
Clarify, Even More, | Webbing and Storyboarding – Lecture 9
don’t jump to action too quickly
must be able to solve unfamiliar problems
understanding the actual problem
webbing and storyboarding
webbing – leverage two fundamental questions
Why? Think in more abstract ways
What’s stopping you? Forces you take a more concrete view
storyboarding – tells a story
CAN be used to set goals
Lastly, we have three concepts to understand:
Classic Brainstorming and Brain Writing – Lecture 10
First, brainstorming is a popular term. It helps us see things clearer.
strive for quantity
push for novelty
Next, the professor had folks on a phone conference. Additionally, the members threw out some ideas so they could brainstorm.
resource group members
Also, the members pass around a sheet of paper with three ideas written on it. Thus, brainwriting generates more ideas!
Tools for Enhanced Brain Storming – Lecture 11
negative and positive ideas
the basis for the creative process
free associations – no design
facilitated association – regulated by design; more predictable
forced relationships – used to recharge thinking
Equally important, are attributes.
Moreover, I did not enjoy this chapter of the book.
Borrowing and Modifying Ideas – Lecture 12
Uniquely, Great creators don’t work in isolation. Correspondingly, many people and companies borrow ideas:
In like manner, How do we incorporate other solutions? Similarly, Shakespeare adopted many ideas for his plays. Of course, surround yourself with other creative people. By the same token, How have challenges been solved by other people? The author suggests that we steal information from more creative folks.
Systematic Tools to Generate Ideas- Lecture 13
In short, the author spends a lot of time thinking about ideas, instead, I wish he would give more useful information I can apply in my own life. As a result, the author spends too much time explaining these s0-called-tools, and it’s hard to stay interested.
All in all, facilitators are recommended during creative thinking sessions. Furthermore, the idea is to generate many ideas.
Developing Ideas Toward Great Solutions – Lecture 14
To begin with, 30-second advertising slots for the SuperBowl costs around one million dollars.
Prototype: How Designers Test Ideas? – Lecture 15
In conclusion, when we are relaxed ideas tend to form out of nowhere.
Evaluating Creative Solutions and Making Decisions – Lecture 16
Next, we can plot our table to see what is above the line. Furthermore, the evaluation matrix is necessary for deciding which option is the best one based on criteria.
First, ask “How?” It’s important to ask how because it allows us to break the problem down further. Also, asking how makes problems more concrete. Furthermore, put creative solutions into action.
Persuasion and The Selling of New Ideas – Lecture 18
Ultimately, we talk about breaking down questions further by asking how and why. Furthermore, discuss ways to get our projects accepted.
Tools for Bringing It Altogether – Lecture 19
First, we discuss what our aspirations are today. Nothing new here!
Lifting the Emotional Lid On Creativity – Lecture 20
WE need the right mindset for creative thinking. Emotional intelligence is a new term introduced in this chapter. Emotions are the key to creative thinking! Emotions can hold us back from creating meaningful works of art. Living in fear inhibits creative thinking.
For the most part, we have an emotional reaction before our logical brain reacts. We sense danger before we can think. In addition, a good mood improves creative thinking! All in all, we can become more mindful!
The Environment: Physical and Psychological – Lecture 21
First, declutter your environment for creative thinking. Next, we all have our rituals. When are you most creative? Finally, long-term thinking is okay. In conclusion, time pressures such as deadlines are helpful with creative thinking.
Creative Leadership: Regardless of Title – Lecture 22
First, what is a good leader mean to you? Next, Creativity is the most important leadership quality.
Overcoming Blocks and Barriers – Lecture 23
First, what gets in the way of our creativity? Next, we look at different ways to overcome mental blocks. So, where do you get your creative inspiration from during the day? Also, make certain you write down your thoughts.
Living A Creative Life – Lecture 24
First, pursue what you love. Next, the sky is the limit! Also, make creativity a part of your life. Equally, stop trying to impress other. Additionally, not everyone is going to love what you create. By the same token, please yourself first before you try to please others.