I Believe – A Manifesto on Creativity

Inner Creative - About - I Believe

  • Deep down everyone is creative. We might just express it in different ways and to different degrees.
  • We are at our best when we are totally engaged at the task at hand, and we’re more likely to be creative.
  • We’re also more likely to be creative when we’re relaxed and being ourselves.
  • Everyone is different so there’s no ‘one-size fits all’ magic formula for creativity that’s going to work for everyone.
  • The best way of finding out what creativity tools work for you is to understand yourself better: your nature, work patterns, priorities, and habits.
  • Clarity is power – being clear about who you are and what you want means that you can be more focused in taking action and more likely to get what you’re asking for.
  • Opening up even a little bit of space for creativity in your life can lead to something great.
  • Learning to be more creative relies on being open to experimenting, trying new things and creating new habits.
  • Little creative changes applied consistently over time add up to great leaps.
  • Try out new creativity tips for yourself and find out what works for you. Compare notes with others and learn about what they find useful.
  • Whatever we learn in one part of our lives affects another. So the creativity tips you learn at work can be applied at home with the kids. Or vice versa, the hobby you have on the weekend helps you to be more creative at work.
  • Great creativity happens when you use both sides of your brain. You might use the big picture, intuitive and expansive side of your brain to spark an idea, but your detailed exacting left brain will work out the logical process to make it happen.
  • We’re used to relying on our logical left brain thinking at work. But there are some easy ways to engage our right brain imagination and big picture thinking.
  • Using creative tools for work helps to get everyone engaged in a meeting, so you’re more likely to get agreement and buy in by the end of it. It also means that meetings and workshops can be enjoyable and productive.
  • It’s never too late to try something new.