When was the last time you had a creative idea? This morning? last month?last year?
The four roles of the creative process
- When it is time to seek out new information, adopt the mindset of an EXPLORER. Get off the beaten path, pay attention to unusual patterns and really learn to look at the world around you.
- When you need to create a new idea, let the ARTIST in you come out. Ask what-if questions and look for hidden analogies. Break the rules and look at things backwards. Add something and take something away. Ultimately you will come up with an original idea.
- When it is time to decide if your idea is worth implementing, see yourself as a JUDGE. Ask what's wrong and if the timing's right. Question your assumptions and make a decision.
- And when you carry your idea into action, be a WARRIOR. Put a fire in your belly, eliminate your excuses, and do what's necessary to reach your objective.