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How to pursue a creative life without a lot of time or energy

On a day in the late 1990s, Michael Nobbs was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It’s this debilitating illness where he suffers from “severe fatigue, pain in his muscles and joins, disordered sleep, and more.” Despite his passion for art and drawing, the illness makes it hard for Michael to find much time for… Read more »

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How to move towards creative work today

If you dream of being a full-time artist, or a musician, or getting paid to be a poet, or to make your living by writing a novel: there has never been a better time in the history to make that happen than now. Harvard Education Specialist Tony Wagner touches on why in his New York… Read more »

Five stages of finding your passions.

There are five stages to finding something you’re truly passionate about. The first stage is a type of initial interest. You have to find things others are doing – by watching YouTube, reading blogs or books, or people-watching (and listening) in coffee shops, for example – then see if there’s any strong, internal interest for… Read more »

Six ways to find more time for the work you love

Schedule it in. Some days you may not get any time to do work on your craft, but there’s certainly a hole somewhere in your week where you can squeeze in 30 or 10 or even 5 minutes. Find that time and make it a priority to do the work. Focus on what needs to… Read more »

The quickest way to solve any problem

I believe it was Charles Kettering who famously said something along the lines of: “A problem well-stated is a problem half-solved.” That’s power, no matter what problem you’re working on right now. Too often we get stuck trying to figure out a creative problem that we just can’t work through. How do I make money… Read more »

Your brain only works with what you’ve got.

Creativity comes from everything you already know. Your brain comes up with original ideas by evaluating existing ones. So, always remember, you get out of it what you put into it. This has been a creativity PSA from Creative Something. …read more Via: Creative News

Mastering creativity through repetition.

In college there was a class on advanced painting, where students who had pursued a life in professional artistry or design came to set their path in stone with the help of a world renown painter. Most of those in the class were already making a living off of their artwork. They had procured full-time… Read more »

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Want to be more confident with your creativity?

Ever hear the phrase: “I’m just not the creative type?” Or ever get the feeling that you might not be as creative as you’d like? That’s a sign of low creative confidence. Creative confidence matters in the process, almost more than talents or abilities. As engineer and entrepreneur David Kelley explains in his TED talk… Read more »

Asking the right questions to invoke creativity.

To invoke creative thought you often have to ask the right types of questions. Questions that will stir up new connections between concepts in your brain, or questions that will lead to other questions. But what are the right types of questions? In his book Beyond the Obvious, Phil McKinney explores from a top-level perspective:… Read more »

How to evaluate the value of a creative idea.

In the mid-1800s a French man by the name of Louis Ducos du Hauron had an idea for developing color photographs. At the time it was incredibly difficult – if not entirely impossible – to develop colored photographs due to an insensitivity on the plates used to develop red and green colors in the photographs…. Read more »