How to Be More Creative

We've all been in a creative rut at some point, here's a checklist of 7 things you can use to amp up your creativity.

1. Enjoy an art form outside of your goal

  • Find something you don't usually do, like an art class, to try. This helps work your creativity muscle and to connect with your soul.

2. Find a creative soulmate

  • Connect with someone who has a different perspective than you, and who you can completely trust their taste

  • The merging of two different worlds will create something incredible

3. Keep creating, even if it sucks

  • When you first start being creative, you will need to "empty the gunk out of the faucet" before you will get clean water

  • Write 100 shitty stories, so you can start writing good ones

4. Feed your mind with excellence

  • Find your Michael Jordan to look up to and get inspiration from

5. Have a container

  • Carry a notebook and pen around with you everywhere for your ideas

  • Have a writing session or creative space that you go to on a regular basis

6. Capture lightning

  • Once your creativity starts flowing, do not ask the idea to wait a minute, record it in the moment!

7. Take a break and go have fun

  • If you are at your wits end, take a break and reignite your soul. Have some fun!

Creativity Resources

Ed Sheeran's Documentary 'Songwriter'

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

This post is in relation to Alex Banayan's Third Door Mentor Sessions. Topic for Tuesday 6/2: Time

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