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28 06, 2017

Wise Words from Steven Jobs

By |2017-05-05T14:44:17-05:00June 28th, 2017|Wednesday Words of Wisdom|0 Comments

Steven Jobs’ success did not come without a few bricks to his head. The largest brick was probably when he was dumped by the company he co-founded in 1985. Apple hired him back in 1997, but he did not let those twelve years discourage him. He purchased Graphics Group and turned it into Pixar. He persevered.

When those bricks come into your world, persevere and keep the faith.

9 10, 2013

CREATIVITY – One Word Wednesday

By |2017-04-08T18:36:39-05:00October 9th, 2013|one word Wednesday|3 Comments

creative_imagination_background-wideWhat is creativity?

Being creative or artistic doesn’t necessarily mean you know how to draw or play an instrument.

Creativity is a way of thinking, a way of viewing the world.

Creativity requires constant shifting, blender pulses of both divergent thinking and convergent thinking, to combine new information with old and forgotten ideas and produce something original. 


Dan Draper of the AMC television series Mad Men portrays a creative.

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Writers exist in a world of creativity.

Consider Steven Jobs-highly creative. He changed our world.steven jobs

David B. Goldstein, co-author of “Creative You: Using Your Personality Type to Thrive,” maintains every person is creative.

“Contrary to popular belief, no one is born without a creative bone in his or her body, and not all creative types are starving artists. In other words, we’ve all got it, but our personalities play a role in the kind of creative we are, and how we best feed into it.”

Creativity is a function of how your brain works. Creative types use the RIGHT side of their brains more than the LEFT.

Click HERE for fun tests to find out if your brain is wired for creativity. (Special thanks to Jack Milgram for the tip on this great infographic.)

One caution though, according to Barbara O’Neal, being a creative person is not easy. From her blog, The Creative Personality:

“The mental and personality traits that make it possible to be creative can also be annoying and irritating to the rest of society. Aside from the crime of introversion, creative people are often non-conforming, haughty, brilliant, intense, restless, prickly, with a sense of destiny (see the whole list here).”

If your test results show you do operate in the creative right brain…

or you exhibit any of The Traits of Highly Creative Adults, this quote from artist Henri Matisse is for you:

Creativity takes courage.

Now go be courageous and CREATE.