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You Know You’re Creative? Awesome. Now Start Practicing.

It’s time to have fun. This is the part where you get to start practicing your personal brand of creativity – i.e. do exactly what you want to do.

You Know You're Creative? Awesome. Now Start Practicing! It’s time to have fun. This is the part where you get to start practicing your personal brand of creativity - i.e. do exactly what you want to do.

Here’s the story.

With the help of the Find Your Creativity Adventure email course and the last two week’s emails, you identified your personal brand of creativity. Awesome. Knowledge is power, but only if you do something with that knowledge.

So what to do, what to do?

It’s time to have fun. This is the part where you get to start practicing your personal brand of creativity – i.e. do exactly what you want to do.

Getting started can sometimes be a little overwhelming and you might not know where to begin. Have no fear! If you are having some trouble getting started practicing your personal brand of creativity, here are a few ideas to help you.

Number 1

There can be any number of excuses reasons you might be putting off practicing your creativity, but time does not need to be one of them. I get it, you’re busy. Everyone is busy. Practicing your creativity doesn’t need to take over your life. It’s supposed to be fun – not feel like a chore or one more thing you need to check off your to-do list. If you need some help getting started, click here to read a post I wrote awhile back: 10 Ways to Inject Creativity Into Your Daily Life. The best part? Each of the ideas I shared can be done in 10 minutes or less. In addition, most of these are open-ended and can be used in any way you see fit. Allow yourself time to practice your creativity knowing that it will not takeover your life. Give yourself time to play!

You Know You're Creative? Awesome. Now Start Practicing! It’s time to have fun. This is the part where you get to start practicing your personal brand of creativity - i.e. do exactly what you want to do.

Number 2

Investigate your creativity further. Yes, you know that your personal brand of creativity is ____________________. But, at this point you don’t know everything there is to know about it, so before jumping in head first, just play – try-it out. 

You Know You're Creative? Awesome. Now Start Practicing! It’s time to have fun. This is the part where you get to start practicing your personal brand of creativity - i.e. do exactly what you want to do.

Number 3

Take a creative field trip. At this point you know your personal brand of creativity, now it’s time to hit the road.  Take a field trip somewhere to see something/anything related to your personal brand of creativity. If part of your personal brand of creativity is baking, what can you do to observe it? Take a baking class. Watch someone bake. Walk around a store with baking equipment and get inspired. Go to a bakery. If part of your personal brand of creativity is building furniture. Go watch a carpenter. Go to a furniture store and check out the tables.

You Know You're Creative? Awesome. Now Start Practicing! It’s time to have fun. This is the part where you get to start practicing your personal brand of creativity - i.e. do exactly what you want to do.

After checking reading through the three ideas I shared. Steal at least one of them and implement it immediately. Start practicing your creativity today!

You Know You're Creative? Awesome. Now Start Practicing! It’s time to have fun. This is the part where you get to start practicing your personal brand of creativity - i.e. do exactly what you want to do.

Tell Your Story - that is, your creative story. In order to identify your personal brand of creativity for future use, you need to know where you have been.

Tell Your Story

In order to identify your personal brand of creativity for future use, you need to know where you have been.

Tell Your Story - In order to identify your personal brand of creativity for future use, you need to know where you have been. How have your practiced your creativity throughout your life? What's your creative story?

Here’s the story:

The story of your life is made up of your experiences, your personality, + the people in your life. Your creativity plays a major role in telling your story – even if you are someone who can regularly be heard saying something similar to:

“I’m not creative.”

“I wish I was creative.”

“I’m not as creative as her.”

“I wish I could have creative ideas like her.”

Just getting past these negative thoughts is an accomplishment. So, if you are just getting started thinking of yourself as a creative person, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin.

The easiest place to start?

With your own story of course.

In trying to figure out how you are creative, a great place to start is with your past. Visualize how you have practiced creativity throughout your life – the various creative activities you have tried and time periods when you have been the most creative.

Remember, creativity shows itself in many different forms. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box when it comes to brainstorming about your creative past.

Why are you doing this? In order to identify your personal brand of creativity for future use, you need to know where you have been. Obviously it’s your life, you were there, you experienced it. However, often, in order to make sense of everything, it is helpful to get it down on paper – it is much easier to see that way and you will find that you will remember a lot more than you originally thought.

Here’s my example:

Tell Your Story - In order to identify your personal brand of creativity for future use, you need to know where you have been. How have your practiced your creativity throughout your life? What's your creative story?

You could go about this activity in few different ways. For my example, I did a quick brainstorm that included only creative activities from when I was a little kid. It only took about five minutes and it gave me the opportunity to step back into time and think about how I was creative when I was younger. I too am one of those people that a few years ago would have been caught saying something like, “I’m not creative.”

These examples of my creative past came so easy to me that I decided to go all in on this activity and tell the story of my entire creative life – as a child to the (almost) present. See my example below:

Tell Your Story - In order to identify your personal brand of creativity for future use, you need to know where you have been. How have your practiced your creativity throughout your life? What's your creative story?Tell Your Story - In order to identify your personal brand of creativity for future use, you need to know where you have been. How have your practiced your creativity throughout your life? What's your creative story?

 

Whichever way you decide to complete this activity is fine, but give it a try. Next week, you will move on to figuring out how you are CURRENTLY creative – even if you don’t think you are!

Tell Your Story - that is, your creative story. In order to identify your personal brand of creativity for future use, you need to know where you have been.