I have spent the majority of my adult life working and playing in fields that many would consider to be creative. I’ve been a stained glass artist and a graphic designer for a paycheck. I am a musician, a painter, a writer and a chef for the love of it. Not many would argue that these are creative endeavors. Some of those people may even be envious because they feel they have no creative bone in their body. I’ve always hated the phrase when I’ve heard because I don’t believe it for a minute.
Creativity is the use of imagination or original ideas that achieve a result. While it’s thought of particularly in the creation of an artistic work, it runs across so many different areas.
My work as a Health Coach requires me to be creative on many levels. I need to work with my clients to develop strategies that work specifically for them as there is no one right answer to achieving health goals. In many ways I am more creative now that I was working as a designer although you wouldn’t think that to be true.
I hosted a couple of online discussion on the topic of Creativity today and it was great to get to talk to people about it. Many times we pigeon hole what we think creativity is but when you open up the definition you begin to realize not only do you have at least one creative bone in your body but you’ve also been using it quite frequently.
Any time you think outside the box to solve a problem you’re being creative. Any time you express yourself through your fashion choices you are being creative. Any time you figure out a way to make a two year old child eat vegetables you are being creative.
Don’t let the artists of the world monopolize the term.
I’ll probably host a discussion on creativity again in the future but feel free to contact me if you’d like to schedule a session to talk about.
Originally posted on meatitate.com
Sean can be reached at email@example.com or 732.962.8214