“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.”
– Linus Pauling – Double Nobel Laureate on Chemistry and Biochemistry
Have you ever wondered how some people always seem to be able to generate new ideas and think creatively, and others seem to struggle to do so? Regardless of whether you view yourself as the creative type or not, there are skills and techniques you can learn from TalkShop, which will enable you to tap into that creative ‘right brain’ thinking and bring a new perspective to innovation, problem-solving, and managing change.
A tip for you:
Always ask why. The best and most creative minds are always inquisitive. It does not mean prying orbeing intrusive, as that is what an ordinary mind would do. Wisdom comes from first being inquisitive. Children are absolutely wonderful because they are so inquisitive, always asking why. If you deny them knowledge then their lives will be stifled. It is also true that if you deny yourself learning, you will be stifled in life.
Do you know that you can also exercise and stretch your creativity?
For instance, you can pretend to describe a flower to someone who has not seen it. Think of how you could change the world. Imagine you are the leader of the first Martian community, how could you run that colony? These may seem silly, but will force you to think outside the box and guarantee to give you moments of inspiration.
You have heard it said that creativity is fortified when one is happy. That may be true but some research in psychology show that you can be creative on both ends of your emotional spectrum. Ever wonder why you are more cunning in plotting vengeance at the peak of anger? Or how fear brings out your basic survival instinct? Of course, we don’t want you to put yourself in extreme mood to create something, but next time you’re in a strong emotional state, try to sit down and focus that energy on creating something, the end result could be worthwhile.
This may seem weird, but if you read or experience something surreal or absurd, it may boost your pattern recognition and therefore your creative thinking. The conclusion of a long study was that the mind is always seeking to make sense of the things that it sees, and surreal/absurd art puts the mind in “overdrive” for a short period while it tries to work out just exactly what it is looking at or reading. Try reading interesting short stories like "The Giver or browsing absurdist art", then set your mind free.
If you’re stuck in a creative rut and want to master this art, try TalkShop’s time-tested courses to help get you to that “Aha!” moment. TalkShop courses are designed to stimulate and improve the creativity of individuals, teams, and organizations.