Welcome to Episode #93 of The Daily Interaction podcast. The other day, my voice coach told me to be less careful. LESS careful! It’s not an advice you hear every day. What does she mean, I wonder? But I liked the sound of it and later, I got exactly what she said which inspired this podcast Let’s get less careful and more creative together.
In this solo show, I want to tap into the source of all your success and unique contribution to the world: your creativity or your creative genius as The Artist’s Way at Work calls it.
The artist’s way is NOT a book intended for only the traditional artist. It is called as such because if you LIVE your creative genius, you are an artist. As am I. As is everyone else.
Creativity does not just mean you are drunk and in the clouds, holding a paintbrush and drawing on a canvas. Sure, that can be creativity but it’s not all there is. Creativity is also creating your own business plan, writing your book, pulling together a session with a client, taking care of your pet and parenting your children . It is a matter of owning up to your own internal creative genius and then APPLYING it, bringing it to life.
The 4 stages to unleash your creative genius:
1. Perception – Bust the myths: Creativity does not mean you are not serious or responsible – the opposite.
2. Acceptance – End the denial – creativity exists within all of us.
3. Permission – Give yourself permission to be creative. Write down the vow. Sign the paper. Carry it everywhere.
4. Awakening – Have fun as you awaken. This is the best part where you learn to tap into that creative genius.
Let’s go deeper into each of the stages and remember to listen to the podcast for the full reveal:
“It is one of the paradoxes of creative emergences that by taking ourselves more lightly, we take ourselves and our work more seriously.”
Creativity creates an outlet, a way for you to be more of yourself.
Creativity does not belong to a select few.
Our society associates big extremes with creative types. The negative extremes: crazy, broke, drunk, irresponsible and positive extremes are brilliant, genius, special, visionary and unique…. both are so hard to live up and so no wonder we go into our shell and leave creativity to the business of others.
The Artist’s Way at Work tells us creative types can also be realistic, responsible, solvent, cheerful, interactive, sane (my favorite) and optimistic!
Who needs to give you permission today to brush your teeth or go to your friend’s house or attend an event? If you are over 18 years old, most likely it’s YOU! Okay then!
Now why then do we steal away the permission – the RIGHT – to be creative? Maybe in the past, teachers and parents stole it away. Maybe they mocked or ridiculed or sneered or gave you the look. That was then. Leave it where it belongs: in the past.
Starting now, give yourself full and utter permission to be creative. It is NOT silly. It is your human nature yearning to find a home so please stop suppressing it.
Awakening happens after the first 3 stages and it is the most remarkable part. The question is HOW do you let it flow and awaken?
Listen to the full episode to really understand the 4 stages and how to apply them in your life.
If you want to put together a plan to tap into your creative genius – which could be holding the key to a lot of seemingly unrelated struggles in your work or profession, schedule a free consult with me!
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