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The 5 stages

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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MORE IDEAS FROM For a More Creative Brain, Follow These 5 Steps

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 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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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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Be Creative

Anyone can learn to be creative by using these five steps. That's not to say being creative is easy.

Uncovering your creative genius requires courage and tons of practices.

However, this five-step approach should help demystify the creative process and illuminate the path to more innovative thinking.

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What is creativity

Creativity is taking what's already present and connecting them in ways that haven't been done previously.

  • Research suggests both creativity and non-creativity are learned. Some people are more primed than others to be creative but nearly every person is born with some level of creativity and majority of creative thinking abilities are trainable.
  • "I'm just not the creative type" doesn't truly exist. 
  • The creative process:
  1. Gather new material.
  2. Look at the facts from different angle trying to fit various ideas together.
  3. Do something totally unrelated that excites & energizes you.
  4. Let the idea return to you.
  5. Shape & develop the idea based on feedback.

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Don‘t fear of Creating junk ..

Compelling is like being a gold miner. You have to sift through pounds of dirt and rock and silt just to find a speck of gold in the middle of it all. Bits and pieces of genius will find their way to you, if you give yourself permission to let the muse flow .

Sometimes you have to create many ideas just to find one best idea . So don't fear of Creating those junk ideas .

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