The Importance of Finding Your Inner Creativity
If you're planning a major event and you want to hire a corporate magician or entertainer, you might be tempted to just leave all the creative stuff to them. After all, it's their job to keep your guests entertained, right? Well, that might be the case once the event is underway, but planning the event takes a lot of creativity as well. Planning the event is your job, which means you need to get in touch with your own inner creativity if you're going to plan a successful event.
In fact, embracing your own inner creativity is good advice for living your life in general. According to one study, only 25 percent of people believe that they are living up to their full creative potential. Depending on who you are, that either makes perfect sense or it comes as a shock. A lot of people seem to think that it's hard to really be creative, and they envy artists, musicians, writers, actors, and other (for lack of a better word) creative types. While it may be hard for some people to write a catchy song or to tell a gripping story, it isn't as hard to be creative as you might think.
Different Kinds of Creativity
Creativity comes in many forms, and no matter who you are, you are capable of tapping into at least some of them. For example, a supervisor in the workplace has to come up with ways of motivating their staff. That takes a lot of creativity. Sure, it's different from writing poetry or painting a picture, but it still requires one to think on their feet and come up with a solution to a problem. An innovation keynote speaker also has to show some creativity when they write a speech that holds an audience's attention. It's something that is important in all walks of life, and everyone is capable of it.
Tapping Into Your Inner Creativity
If you still find it difficult to find your own inner creativity, here are a few tips that might help you.
· Step out of your comfort zone. Most people who think about trying something new are at least a little afraid to act. Change is uncomfortable, which is why so many people simply accept the status quo. And yet, if everyone was unwilling to be a little uncomfortable, nothing would get done. All the innovations that we've seen change the world would've never happened. In other words, get used to being uncomfortable.
· Take a look at what works. Even the most creative ideas are inspired by what has come before it. Observe things that work well for you, and try to find new and better ways to work them into your daily routine.
· Be present in the moment. Look around you for inspiration. As much as we like to rely on our digital devices, you will find far better ideas to improve your life and bring out your creative side if you put your smartphone down and look at the world around you.
These are just a few tips that will help you embrace your inner creativity, but in the end, only you can take the step to become more creative. Set aside your fears and be the person you've always wanted to be. Not only will you be much happier, but you might find that every aspect of your life will improve.
For more information about how you can embrace your inner creativity or to find out more about my own creative efforts, contact Adam Wilber Productions today.