ANYONE can be Creative.


"Anyone but me” you might say. Wrong. ANYONE can "cook". (To paraphrase Chef Gusteau from Ratatuille). But there are different roles in a kitchen. Here is some advice to get started:
1.Be wrong: The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at all.
2.Work hard: Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
3.Know your "data": First process the experience you have collecting data (“in your head”) and then the data itself (“heavy lifting”) – Repeat.
4. Experiment: Try something new. You don’t know what you don’t know until you do what you usually don’t do.
5. Come up with bad ideas: If you are looking for “black” go to the opposite (which is “NOT black” and not necessarily white) and then jump back.
6. Redefine creativity: if nothing else works, stick to what you do best. Everyone “creates” something so in that sense creativity is not just about pretty pictures and vision. It’s also about execution. If this is what you do best, so be it. After all, the idea is the execution.


Peace.