Do you feel as if your job has pretty much erased all traces of creativity in your life? Would you like to tap back into that creative faucet again?
I often hear from people whose 9-to-5 jobs provide no outlet for their creativity and feel that they’ve lost that part of themselves.
Many would like to find a way to bring back some form of creative expression into their work-life. Or even to find a way to craft a new career that allows them to grow their creative talents.
Melissa Dinwiddie is—among her many creative titles—a creativity instigator. I couldn’t ask for a better person to interview and ask for advice on how we can tap back into that well of creativity inside us that’s been running on empty.
Highlights of Episode 6:
- Why we are all creative people and how we lose our creativity
- The purpose for pursuing creative expression, and how we can return to being creative
- The difference between a focus on process versus a focus on product
- What it takes to share our creative work, even if we don’t yet think it’s perfect
- The different ways one can make a living from their creative work
- How to silence the gremlin voices in our heads
- How our creative work is meaningful work
My Key Takeaway
My main takeaway is the bit about removing our judgmental glasses because when we have those on, we tend to focus only on what’s lacking from our work instead of what it is and how it can be of value to someone. As Melissa says,” You never know how your work might touch somebody else, but it will never touch anyone unless you share it.”
What about you? What was your takeaway from this episode?
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