Jonathan Malm helps people uncover creative options for their life and their church. He’s the author of Created for More, a 30-day devotional to help you develop a more creative mind. You’ll find him in San Antonio, Texas, roasting his own coffee beans and enjoying life with his Argentine wife, Carolina.

Go Primal

From a young age we’re taught to suppress our primal responses. “Don’t steal candy from that baby. Don’t run that guy off the road. Don’t pull that girl’s hair.” But some of our most exciting (and fun) creativity comes from letting that primal side of us run wild.

Watch Weird Old TV

Want to get into some next level creativity? Check out some of the TV shows from the past. I’m not talking about the shows that survived as modern-day classics like I Love Lucy or Bewitched, I’m talking about some of the cult classics from the 60’s and 70’s. It’s sometimes surprising how postmodern these shows…

Your Sleep Cycle

It’s generally accepted we need around 8 hours of sleep daily. But who says we should sleep at night or all in one chunk. Varying your sleep cycle can help you find more time in your day and put more creativity in your work. Look at it this way: The majority of your distractions occur…

Visual Gastronomy|Episode 7|

Gastronomy The practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food. If you want to be physically fit, it’s important what you feed your mouth. If you want to be fit creatively, you need to feed your eyes and ears the right stuff. That’s what visual gastronomy is all about–good food for your eyes.…

Change Your Medium

Experiencing a clogged brain? Try all new, Liquid Braino! It’s guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing the right way. When you’re feeling clogged, try changing your medium. When I get stuck looking at a computer screen all day, sometimes I just need to grab a pen and paper. Or sometimes I need to just…

Think in Equations

Countless things in the world work similarly. Understanding one concept can help you understand a seemingly unrelated one. Solutions from one arena of thought can often be applied to solve problems in other areas. In business, this concept is called Business Problem Topology. You identify a challenge in your industry, find a solution from an…

Safety

Life is so distracting. There are a million things screaming for your attention at any given moment. There’s always something to fix, to clean, to cook…it will never end and it will suck your creativity from you.

Visual Gastronomy|Episode 6|

Gastronomy The practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food. If you want to be physically fit, it’s important what you feed your mouth. If you want to be fit creatively, you need to feed your eyes and ears the right stuff. That’s what visual gastronomy is all about–good food for your eyes.…

A Good Hook

Ever get a song stuck in your head for days? Why does that happen? In most every good song there’s an element called a hook. It’s typically the part that gets repeated to “hook” you in. The hook is essentially the song’s “doggy bag” for you. It gives you something to take home with you…