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4 Exercises That Boost Creative Confidence

If you work in a creative profession, you've likely battled with self-doubt at one point or another.Perfectionism is the bane of any creative …

10 Creativity Quotes to Kick Off Your Year

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If accessing your creative side is one of your …

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100 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Productivity | Inc.com

Everyone wants to be productive, but boosting productivity doesn't happen by itself.<p>Sometimes it takes a motivational quote to shift us in the right direction. Here are some powerful thoughts to get you started on a more productive year.<p>1. "It's not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know."</i> …

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How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

4 Ways to Improve Your Strategic Thinking Skills

If you’ve ever received feedback that you “need to be more strategic,” you know how frustrating it can feel. To add insult to injury, the feedback rarely comes with any concrete guidance on what to do about it. One of my coaching clients, Lisa, a vice president of HR, was in this situation and …

Prone To Depression? Scientists Say It's Due To Your Creativity

Creativity may be linked to mental illness:read here to discover the links to depression and how they might not be the reasons you think.

Let It Flow: 10 of the Best Books on Creativity

The best books about creativity can simultaneously spark new ideas in the reader while also giving them a compelling narrative to follow. Sometimes this can come from writers or artists taking a step back and recounting the ways in which their craft comes together; in other cases, it might involve …

Use a Mind Map To Figure Out What You Want to Do With Your Life

We’ve talked before about using mind maps as a means to kickstart creativity, but former Google career coach Jenny Blake suggests using one to figure …

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday | Inc.com

For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for …

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Here's Why Mark Zuckerberg Sets Himself a Personal Goal Every Year (and You Should Too) | Inc.com

Mark Zuckerberg has a plan for 2017: By the end of the year, he wants to have visited all 50 states and met people in each one. Since he's already traveled and visited many states, he says he has about 30 to go to this year to reach his goal.<p>Zuckerberg sets himself a different personal goal every …

Can you learn to be creative?

Is creativity magical? Not according to those now teaching it as a skill, discovers Colin Barras. Are there really secrets to unlocking your imagination?<p>Is it possible to be learn what it takes to be creative? If you look at great artists, musicians or entrepreneurs, it can seem that creativity is …

How to Create a Life-Changing Vision for 2017

'Tis the season when self-reflection becomes mainstream for a week or two.<p>And as it does social media will be buzzing with public professions of resolutions and "year in reviews" while news feeds fill up with ten-step plans for happiness in 2017. And we'll all collectively compare where we are with …

4 Rules That Will Help You Invent Something Every Day

Brian Sugar, the co-founder and chief executive of PopSugar, has tasked himself with keeping the 10-year-old media company innovative. Here's precisely how he does it.<p>More than 10 years ago Lisa Sugar and her husband, Brian, founded PopSugar. Back then, it was a scrappy, bloggy website where Lisa …

Open Source Creativity

We’re all trying to find that idea or spark that will turn a good project into a great project. Creativity plays a huge role in the outcome of our work. Harnessing the power of collaboration and open source, we can make great strides towards excellence. Not just for designers, this talk can be …

Doing Just One Creative Task Each Day Will Make You Happier, Study Says

Note: Your talent (or lack thereof) has nothing to do with it.<p>Grumpy humans of the world, listen here. According to a new University of Otago study published in the <i>Journal of Positive Psychology,</i> the path to that happy state of mind you’ve heard so much about requires you get creative ― quite …

6 Helpful Creativity Boosting Hacks

Another day, another creative idea. You’ve got a screen headache and you are pretty sure you forgot the gas on at home. Being a “creative” isn’t all …

John Legend Lays Down 4 Steps To Maximize Your Creativity

And who wouldn’t heed the creative advice of a 10-time Grammy winner?<p>John Legend is not a proud man.<p>Sure, he has much to be proud <i>of</i> (10 Grammys, an Academy Award for Best Original Song, two NAACP Image Awards, etc.) but when it comes to his career as a solo artist, he’s not above creating a …

5 Ways To Get Your Creativity Back

You're reading 5 Ways To Get Your Creativity Back, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

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38 Of The Most Inspirational Quotes...Ever

No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.<p><b>Here are 38 of my absolute favorites:</b><p>1. "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples." -Mother Teresa<p>2. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, …

8 Sensational Ways to Create a Positive Impact Every Day

Discover how engaging in acts of kindness daily can create more joy, happiness and meaning in our lives.<p>Optimists view the world with a different lens than pessimists.<p>Optimists experience better health, manage challenges more effectively and are generally more confident and happier within …

What Every Boss Can Do To Inspire Innovation

<i>Dov Seidman is the chief executive of LRN, a company that helps corporations develop values-based cultures and leadership, and strengthen their</i> …

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9 Signs That Your Organization Lacks Diversity Of Thought

How many times have you been in a meeting when someone says, “That’s a great idea, you should do something with that”? Then what happens? Nothing. Sure, we all recognize that we should act and create strategies for change. Most people just don’t trust themselves enough to take the first steps and …

How Does “Creativity” Translate Across Different Cultures?

A new report shows the variety in attitude and approach to creativity in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, China, and India.<p>What is creativity? What does it mean to be creative? And, assuming you can come up with your own definition, how do you think it differs from others around the …

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How to Tackle Your Toughest Decisions

Christopher DeLorenzo<p>Every manager makes tough calls—it comes with the job. And the toughest calls come in the gray areas—situations where you and your team have worked hard to gather the facts and done the best analysis you can, but you still don’t know what to do. It’s easy to become paralyzed in …

You Can't Force Your Employees to Be Creative. Here's What to Do Instead

Creativity is a natural process that can be nurtured, harnessed, and cultivated.<p>Forcing creativity rarely works. Staring at a blank page will not only stress you out, but it's highly likely that you won't be able to come up with anything useful. Nothing special comes out of forcing creativity.<p>When …

Use These 100 Design Websites To Jumpstart Your Creativity

The web is an incredible place. In less than 30 years it completely changed the world connecting and empowering people. One of the biggest benefits it brings is an endless inspiration for any field you can imagine.<p>As a creative entrepreneur, I am constantly looking for inspiration. I love reading …

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5 Reasons You Should Want To Be A Creative Thinking Genius And How You Can Easily Get Into The Creative Flow

<b>1.The best ideas come from tuning into your creative genius zone.</b> We all have one, we only need to practice accessing it more often. Wouldn't it be great to know exactly how to tune into your creative thoughts whenever you need a boost of inspiration? Bringing your thought process to a higher …

How Einstein and Edison Solved Problems in Their Sleep

There's a scientific way you can use your half-asleep brain to solve problems.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Eat. Sleep. Solve problems. Repeat. You probably spend a large part of your waking hours tackling …