When, like many people, my cunning plans were thrown out of the window earlier this year it was creativity and creative thinking which helped me evolve and move forward.
And it’s not the first time.
Over the years, they’ve helped me get out of many tricky situations, pivot my career several times and develop various products, services, businesses.
OK, so I’m a creativity champion. However, not everyone feels the same.
Even though creativity is a natural capability within us all, it can often be misunderstood and under-utilised.
Associations with being artistic have lead some people to think they are not creative because they aren’t artistic. When being artistic is one expression of creativity… not creativity itself.
Ultimately, it is how we perceive, interpret and interact with the world. It’s a capability we all have and can continually develop.
When career challenge comes along or you want to reinvent your career, it’s creativity and creative thinking which help you imagine a new future for yourself; create ideas for the ‘what’ then the ‘how’.
They enable you to turn career challenge into career opportunity.
I have many ways I invest and nurture mine. I’m sure you do too. Just in case you need a bit of help I’ve put together 10 easy ways to boost your creativity… Slideshare styleee with plenty of colour of course 🙂