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Creative Process

Infuse Your Brand With Emotion And Meaning

Janet Odgis | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Janet Odgis

In his business memoir "Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul," Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz describes the role of merchan...

Is Anxiety Ruining Your Creative Flair?

Sophie Andrews | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Sophie Andrews

As you go through any given day, think of all of the technological wonders, gadgets, and even simple creature comforts, like gourmet chocolate and a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, that simply would not exist if it wasn't for someone else's creativity and innovation. Without creativity and innovation, we would all still be huddled together in the back of a Stone Age cave desperate for a way to feed ourselves and stay warm.

Yes, You Can Train Yourself To Be More Creative. Here's How.

Carly Schwartz | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Carly Schwartz

A new book argues that creativity is hardly a fixed trait. Rather, like any other skill, creativity is something you can train yourself to cultivate with the right kind of practice. In fact, it's more of a science than an art.

Is Your Mindset Holding You Back

Sophie Andrews | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Sophie Andrews

If you take the time to focus on your business or financial situation and then analyse the difference between the actual numbers and your desired goal...

1 + 1 + 1 = Love

Sue Shanahan | Posted 05.11.2016 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

I felt like I'd won the lottery when I was commissioned to paint this piece. Getting paid to do what makes your heart sing is a gift.

7 Habits of Highly Creative Multi Passionate People and How to Find Your Genius Zone Using Proven Clarity Methods.

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Sky Mandala Marcano

I think when a multi passionate creative person starts out, they may feel really passionate about a few topics. Other people may always have one hundr...

What Happens When Writers Are Valued By the Number of People Reading Them

Lauren Marie Fleming | Posted 04.06.2016 | Books
Lauren Marie Fleming

My follower base is not large, but it is mighty. I'm tired of letting other people dictate what value I give my following and my writing. Fame and fortune lost their allure years ago. Now I want connection.

On Taking Risks: You're Never Going to Feel Ready, So Start Now

Meghan McDonald | Posted 04.06.2016 | Arts
Meghan McDonald

This may sound like a pity fest, but I tend to side with the mindset that it's much more productive to confront weaknesses earlier rather than later.

Why You Need a Coaching Habit: Say Less and Ask More Questions

Shawn Vanderhoven | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Shawn Vanderhoven

Coaching people is like cooking: recipes take us only so far. To figure things out, we have to chuck a few noodles against the wall to see what sticks.

Why I Write - A Journey with No End

Carl Phillips | Posted 03.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Carl Phillips

For as long as I can remember I've wanted to be a writer. For the past few years I've given more of my time than ever to writing. I've authored bo...

3 Ways to Find the Writing Voice You Never Really Lost

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg | Posted 02.08.2016 | Books
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Life has a way of taking us away from ourselves in its acute and mundane manifestations, but it also can -- if we turn our attention to re-engaging our voice -- bring us right back to who we are, and what we have to say both on and off the page. Here are three DIY voice lessons.

Creative Director at TVF Explains What Makes YouTube Video Go Viral

Quora | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology
Quora

Its still early for me comment on my creative process. I've been writing professionally for not more than four years now. I'm still learning and discovering how to make my writing process more efficient.

On the Impossibility of Teaching Creative Writing

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Have you ever heard of a tipperau? This is the first thing I ask my composition and creative writing students when I walk into a classroom on day one....

The Surf Love Story of an Introvert Mermaid

Candace Loy | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

In the beginning, I was always more scared, than calm, excited and confident like those around me. The pictures you see of the composed and artful hu...

9 Excuses Artists Need to Stop Making in 2016

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts
Bhavani Esapathi

My half arsed execution is always going to be better than that brilliant idea living in your brain and that's just the truth.

The Problem with Today's Artists

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 01.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kevin Kleitches

Photo Credit: Greg Rakozy The Problem with Today's Artists As a photographer, I spend a lot of time looking at the works of other artists for inspir...

Spread Love Around the World

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.22.2015 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

The absence of a Christmas card for my nephew this year leaves a bit of a hole in my heart. I've decided to fill that hole by honoring him in different way.

The Magic of Creativity

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

As an artist, I try to honor the muse that guides me. Over time, I've gotten better at paying attention and following its lead.

Elizabeth Gilbert: Most in Show

Omega Institute | Posted 12.08.2015 | Arts
Omega Institute

Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, The Signature of All Things, and Big Magic, explains her relationship to imagination an...

An Unusual Gift for a Creative Introvert

Naomi Liddell | Posted 12.07.2015 | Arts
Naomi Liddell

I'm an introvert, often mistaken for an extrovert. I can talk a lot, I'm not afraid of large parties, I have zero problems being the centre of attention and new places or experiences make me really happy.

Watch as This Guy Creates Almost Anything From Wire Hangers [VIDEO]

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

If the name Jihong Yeom is recognizable to you, you've probably seen his viral mind-blowing creations on social media. He was the genius behind the different forms and items made out of wire hangers. I was fortunate to interview him and have this opportunity to learn how it all started.

How James Taylor Jump-Starts His Creative Process

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.25.2015 | OWN

Looking at the work of an artist like James Taylor, you might wonder how he kept churning out hit after hit. "Fire and Rain," "Sweet Baby James," "Car...

Maximize Your 2015 Achievements and Stay Calm Through the Festive Season by Getting Creative

Katherine Parrott | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Katherine Parrott

As we begin November, 2015 is rapidly coming to an end. We often feel the squeeze to tick off the year's goals and end the year on a high. My tip for making the most of the rest of the year is to combat end-of-year madness by getting creative!

Start From the End

Melissa Garvey | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Garvey

Image Courtesy Ladyheart I recently had a friend in town visiting who is an incredible musician, and we were chatting one morning over coffee about t...

How To Stop Working For Exposure AKA 'Free'

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Bhavani Esapathi

Every single time I have filtered my decision through the process, I always end up receiving more than I have given therefore never having to apply for a job again.