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So why is it do you think that people are now becoming more aware of creativity?

As our society becomes more technologically advanced life seems to proceed at a faster and faster pace.  Product turn around times are decreasing and people’s expectations of what they want and when they want it by, are increasing.  They are desiring a constant flow of all things new and wonderful.  Already we are living in the age of science fiction.  When I was a kid – video phones or their ilk were something you saw on Star Trek. I wonder how close we are coming to ‘Beam me up Scotty’?

Of course all this causes increased pressure on businesses to be more innovative and stay out front.  And this I believe is why the business world on a wider scale is beginning to ask questions like, well creativity is all very well but how do we tap into it?  After all, aren’t only gifted, special kind of people creative?  Well you know what?  NO  – look even crows are creative – not enough sticks for a nest – Hey no problem!

Even animals break the rules!

Even crows break the rules!

Well of course with people we have a bit of a different story. The problem being,  that the place where creativity is born,  is pretty much the opposite of the corporate or even indeed often, the small business world.

Creativity requires the ability to fail, the need for breaking rules,  being prepared to look silly even,  living with the fear and the fact of failure, a willingness to take risks AND being able to open one’s self enough to hear and align with one’s own place of genius.

Well,  not much at all really!!  All in a days work for an artist.

Thanks to wikimedia.org for the foto

Thanks to wikimedia.org for the foto

Kadira

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