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The next step in identifying your personal brand of creativity is to determine how you are currently creative.

Where You Are + Where You Want to Be

The next step in identifying your personal brand of creativity is to determine how you are currently creative. 

The next step in identifying your personal brand of creativity is to determine how you are currently creative.

Here’s the story. 

Today, we continue the process of identifying your personal brand of creativity. Last week you visualized your creativity as a child, this week we are on to figuring out how you are currently creativity. Give me a minute to explain before you go getting all “I’m not creative” on me.

I’ll be honest, last week’s activity was most likely easier for you than this one – which doesn’t really makes sense. It should be more difficult to think about your creativity long ago, but more people have a problem talking about themselves in the present as a creative person.

Do any of these sound like you?

  • You truly believe you aren’t creative.
  • You acknowledge that you are a creative person, aren’t sure how.
  • Maybe you know you are creative, but are ashamed of your creativity, because you believe it is not as “good” as other people’s creativity.
  • You know you are creative and can tell you exactly how. If this is you, stop reading and pick back up with us next week.

So if any of the first three sounds like you, let’s get to making a list.

Title your list: How I am Currently Creative.

Think about how you spend you time over the course of a week.

  • Are there any times when you are required to problem-solve? Whether it’s for your job or for your personal life, it doesn’t matter. Add it to your list.
  • Do you make anything? It could be food, sewing or knitting a hat, or even….
  • Do you generate ideas? This goes hand in hand with brainstorming, but you get the idea.
  • Do you design anything? For your job? For your home?

Check out my list below. See how I included even the most random examples (making dinner).

The next step in identifying your personal brand of creativity is to determine how you are currently creative

Now, how do you want to be creative?

Don’t consider time, money, education, or anything else. Just think about how you would practice your creativity in an ideal world. Add it to the bottom of your page?

Awesome! You are almost done gathering information, but if you want to finish identifying your personal brand of creativity, then click here to enroll in the free five day email course.

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The next step in identifying your personal brand of creativity is to determine how you are currently creative

Inspiration + tutorials are great, but your creativity can’t be wrapped up in someone else's creativity. It’s time for you to get out from the masses of inspiration + ideas your creativity is buried under and identify how you are creative.

Social Media is Stifling Your Creativity

It’s time for you to get out from the masses of inspiration + ideas your creativity is buried under and identify how you are creative.

Inspiration + tutorials are great, but your creativity can’t be wrapped up in someone else's creativity. It’s time for you to get out from the masses of inspiration + ideas your creativity is buried under and identify how you are creative.

 

Here’s the story.

I love craft blogs. LOVE THEM. Obsessed with them. But, they can also be my creative downfall. I went through a period of a year (give or take a couple of months) where I read/skimmed through about 15 – 20 of them daily. Everyone was DIY’ing or crafting such cool shit and I planned on making it all. I also was so in love with craft blogs that I wanted to start one of my own. I have no good reason for why I didn’t except that deep down I probably knew it wasn’t exactly right for me.

So despite the fact that I love love craft/DIY blogs dearly, why do I think they are also holding many people back?

For awhile, I made myself stop reading DIY/craft blogs all together. I even unfollowed most of them on social media. I stopped reading them because every single day I would discover some new amazing project that someone share and that I just “had” to make. I would plan on making it, but before I could ever get around to executing, I would discover some other project that was absolutely amazing and I just “had” to make. This cycle would continue and although I was constantly inspired, I never actually made anything and therefore wasn’t practicing my creativity at all.

The problem is not with the blogs, Pinterest, or even social media in general, but with how audiences react to them. There are so many craft, DIY, and lifestyle blogs out there that are ridiculously gorgeous. They are so pretty to look at, and even better, they share such creative ideas that we can constantly turn to for inspiration. And the best part, they often include detailed tutorials so that we can copy them!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not ragging on these, because I love them. I also love Pinterest and love Instagram. Daily, I am inspired by something I see/read on one of these outlets. But, other people’s ideas and tutorials can’t be the sole focus of YOUR CREATIVITY. If it is, you really don’t know yourself as a creative person.

The problem lies in people pinning every tutorial or project they see on Pinterest, but never actually making any of it. Making all kinds of plans, but not executing anything. Or, ONLY copying the work. Making stuff you see online is great (recipes, decorating your house, holiday cards, etc.), but at some point you have to learn what makes YOU creative.

Inspiration + tutorials are awesome, but your creativity can’t be wrapped up in someone else’s creativity.

It’s time for you to get out from the masses of inspiration + ideas your creativity is buried under and identify how you are creative.

To summarize, don’t quit going on Pinterest or other social media and reading blogs (unless of course you want to), but take some time to learn how YOU are creative and start practicing it today.

p.s. Need some help with figuring out how you are creative? Click here for my free five day email course: Find Your Creativity Adventure.

Inspiration + tutorials are great, but your creativity can’t be wrapped up in someone else's creativity. It’s time for you to get out from the masses of inspiration + ideas your creativity is buried under and identify how you are creative.