One question. What’s the biggest thing you’ve learn about creativity? Camron Ware answers: “There isn’t really anything new. Each idea is just modified.”
We all go through creative blocks (even those of us who blog about getting through them). My current block has to do with writing. I’m working on writing a book. I have so many ideas. So many quotes. So many stories. But when it comes to putting them together, I’m stuck.
Sometimes encouragement is all you need to get your creative juices flowing again. But asking for encouragement rarely yields the desired results. After the awkward chuckles, if someone does encourage you, it’s hard to take the encouragement seriously. What a dilemma!
Dreams are expensive. Getting inspired often doesn’t come cheap. When creativity involves travel or education, people can get scared off. The resources just don’t seem to be there.
Creative block? That’s nothing a few hours at the club can’t cure. But if you’re like me, the club might not be able to handle your moves. That’s when I start dancing with myself.
One question. What’s the biggest thing you’ve learn about creativity? Blaine Hogan answers: “Those who produce the most meaningful work have found a way to defeat resistance. They’ve found a way to overcome fear.”
This is a real conversation I had. Guy: My friend Foodstamp can hook you up with a cell phone for $20, one time fee. You just can only make calls, you can’t receive them.” Me: Um, that sounds illegal. Guy: No way. Not if you don’t get caught.
Make an ask of yourself. When you have a big dream, asking others for help is often the only way to accomplish it. Unfortunately, it’s scary to ask others for help. “Will they reject me? Will they be annoyed with me? Will I lose all my friends and become a homeless genius like in ‘The…
It’s so tempting to be “cool”. Cool people get all the attention. Cool people are well liked. Life is easy for the cool people. But cool people never break through the normal. Cool people embody the norms. They’re predictable and, ultimately, rather boring.
If you do contract work like me, you know how hard it is to get inspired for some projects. With many different clients pulling you many different ways, it’s easy to get creative blocks when approaching certain projects. Do you relate?