“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” — Albert Einstein
The minds and thoughts of creatives are both inspiring and fascinating to me. “Creatives”, by definition are defined as those who such as a writer or artist who uses their imagination or skills to make things — including solutions. This could also include poets, dancers and musicians.
Here are three things that creatives do that we can all learn from:
1. Know THE process
Creating something is a lot like baking a cake. Knowing the recipe is vital to making a great dish. A writer knows they need a pen and paper; artists know they need brushes and a canvas; musicians know they will need an instrument — whether it’s their voices or an actual instrument.
2. Know YOUR process
Know yourself. Know what works for you, what doesn’t work for you; when a hammer is better than a screwdriver and more importantly; when something that works for somebody else will not work for you.
3. Know THEIR process
Creatives usually have a great way of studying the art, skills and tribulations of other creatives. Better yet, the great ones have a genuine appreciation that honours the work of others. Learn from other people, be inspired and don't forget to pay homage; it's a great way to continue encouraging creators to create!
Personal thanks to Aaron, Andrew, Marvin, Tendai, Dujuan, Rafiu, Asser; the creatives who inspire my creativity.