Productivity requires continuous output, while creativity is a non-linear, messy, disjointed process that needs to be unstructured.
We have decades of exposure to historical and cultural beliefs on how work should be and what it means to be successful, so it is hard for us to understand creativity.
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It means producing something novel or original, evaluating, solving problems, whether on paper, on stage, in a laboratory or even in the shower.
Geniuses know “how” to think, instead of “what” to think.
People who are more creative can simultaneously engage brain networks that don’t typically work together.
The Ego is a confusing paradox. Many are in agreement that ego was bad, that it destroyed creativity and happiness, that they knew plenty of toxic egomaniacs who had wrecked themselves. But they st...
This is one of the most misleading and destructive myths in all of Western culture.
It starts where our notion of ourselves and the world grows so strong that it begins to distort the reality which surrounds us.
The ego has then succeeded in completely separating us from the world.
Those with a pioneer working style are big-picture thinkers who want to take advantage of opportunities or create new ones.
They tend to not be det...
Those with a guardian working style like stability, order, and rigor.
They’re pragmatic, detail-oriented, and risk-averse.
Drivers are goal-oriented.
Those identifying with this working style thrive on challenge, results, and winning. They tackle problems head-on with logic.
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