Uncovering your creative genius

Innovative solutions, lateral thinking, and creative ideas - some of the most useful skills anyone can posses that come handy in every walk of life.

It's about the ingenuity of connecting ideas in a way that's unusual yet perfectly coherent at the same time.

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For a More Creative Brain, Follow These 5 Steps

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How selfies owe it to creative thinking

The great-grandad of today's selfies, the Ives Process, was developed by innoivative thinker Frederic Eugene Ives. He held over 70 patents by the end of his career and was a trailblazer in the field of photography.

How did he get his first breakthrough?

He simply slept on it...not that difficult, right? 😉

But, the secret lies in how he prepped his brain before that and what he did with the raw data his mind threw back at him....that's creative genius.

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Innovative ideas happen when you can...
  1. See the relationship between two utterly different or usually unconnected concepts, and
  2. Present existing pieces in a brand new combination...no need to reinvent the wheel.

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The 5 stages
  1. Gathering in-depth knowledge directly related to the task, plus a general understanding of diverse topics.
  2. Trying to fit different ideas and concepts together to see if they produce cohesive pictures.
  3. Once done, putting them aside and doing something totally unconnected. If you were Sherlock Holmes, you would probably be gushing about the Stradivarius violin by this time 😁. 
  4. Waiting for the idea to return.
  5. Testing & adapting it based on feedback.

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The secret sauce

"It can be easy to fall in love with the initial version of your idea, but great ideas always evolve." - James Clear

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