How to Get Inspired and Channel Your Creativity

How to Get Inspired and Channel Your Creativity

Check out our three tips to help you channel your creativity.   We all have those moments – where creativity is miles away and seems unreachable. The dreaded creativity block is most definitely a real thing. The funny thing about creativity is that it always seems to strike when you least expect it, and not necessarily when you need it to. This can be a burden for anyone who relies on creativity on the job, or even those of us looking to launch a new business or project that requires that extra dose of creative thinking. The ability to channel your creativity can become a huge determining factor in whether or not you will be successful. While creativity might seem to suddenly strike like a lightning bolt, there are some concrete ways you can get lightning to strike twice. So how do you get inspired and channel your creativity to boost your success? Here are three tips to get your creative juices flowing when you need them to.   Criticize Surprisingly, one way to inspire your own ideas can come from shooting down the ideas of others. Ok – we’ll admit that may sound harsh, but we really mean using positive criticism to boost both your creativity and the person you’re giving feedback to. Look no further than Pixar, whose creativity spawned billion dollar franchises from both talking toys and cars (who knows what they’ll come up with next!). Their genius didn’t come from a bunch of “yes (wo)men”.  Instead, they built the organization from the ground up with “a concerted effort to make it safe to criticize”. Science is...