Ignite your creativity!

 
 Photo: Myleen Hollero

Photo: Myleen Hollero

You think you’re not creative? Hogwash!

In addition to two arms, two legs and an overwhelming need to stare at our phones, one of the things that makes us uniquely human is our creativity. We all have it. Unfortunately for most of us, our creative instincts have been buried because of poor creative education in school and work environments that are often antithetical to creativity.

So we’ve set aside one of the most important gifts we have and decided that only certain people should use it. The rest of us? Not so much. It would be like deciding never to use your ears again.

This affects everything you do, whether you’re in a creative field or any other supposedly non-creative field. Like being a doctor. Or a teacher. A politician. An entrepreneur. A lawyer. A businessperson.

I believe everyone’s life can be improved by rediscovering their innate creativity. And while I admit I may be biased, since I’ve spent most of my professional career working in one creative field or another, I’ve worked with enough lawyers and doctors and businesspeople to know that the ones who derive the greatest joy from their work are the ones who are also the most creative.

“Creativity is not an option, it's an absolute necessity”

— Sir ken robinson

 

You may be wondering if I’m peddling some kind of “art therapy,” in which you are encouraged to paint or write novels to bring out your “inner creative.”

No.

Creativity is a way of thinking. It can be expressed in many ways and some of those ways are in the arts. But by no means are all of them. As a coach, I work with my clients - no matter what they do - to help them use creative approaches to reach their goals and address the challenges in their lives.

Over the years I’ve had the privilege of seeing the lives of people I’ve taught or mentored or coached open up as they rediscover their creativity and start to realize their dreams and goals.

I’d love to see this happen for you!