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Creativity Killers: Rules

This is the sixth creativity post in a series by guest contributor, Patricia Ryan. Rules are the opposite of creative ideas. Rules come from outside you, and all your creative ideas come from within you. The only rules you really want to follow are those about safety, or are just common sense. Any other rules, […]

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Creativity Killers: Critics

This is the fifth creativity post in a series by guest contributor, Patricia Ryan. We previously finished up Part 2 of 2 on fear. Nothing can send all your creative juices running down the drain faster than negative criticism. One negative comment, even when it’s intended to be helpful, can wipe out all the confidence […]

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Creativity Killers: Fear, Part 2

This is the fourth creativity post in a series by guest contributor, Patricia Ryan. Here is Part 1 of Fear as a creativity killer, if you missed it. Fear is a BIG thing. Even when you think you’re ready to face down that generic universal Fear Of The New, you’re going to have more fears come […]

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Creativity Killers: Fear

This is the third creativity post in a series by guest contributor, Patricia Ryan. Previously, we were talking about getting more ideas to brew. “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction” – Newton’s Third Law of Motion. In other words, every creative impulse you have will stir up an opposing force to […]

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Getting More Ideas To Come To You

This is the second creativity post in a series by guest contributor, Patricia Ryan. Here is the first, if you missed it. There are four principles you need to understand and use to pump up your idea generator: Ideas will come to you in response to your personal desires The more emotionally involved you are […]

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Yes, You ARE Creative!

This is the first creativity post in a series by guest contributor, Patricia Ryan. Too often, we tend to think of creativity as the realm of geniuses, of composers, authors, and artists, or of brilliant inventors and entrepreneurs whose ideas literally change the way the world looks at life. But the best definition I’ve ever […]

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