The most common question I’m asked when public speaking is, “How do you get your ideas?” So I’ve decided to address that question and list creativity keys/tips on Twitter @Lucky_Bunny. All the keys listed are from personal experience through years of art making, designing, writing stand-up comedy, etc. In the future, I’ll go into greater detail and elaborate on them but for now, it’s best to think and meditate on the keys so they’ll be absorbed by your subconscious and become second nature. Currently my creativity list is at 63 keys and growing, I hope you find them useful!
Here’s a recap from this week…
Creativity Key #1: Quantity breeds quality. Generate lots of ideas without out judging. The more darts thrown, the greater chance of a bullseye.
Creativity Key #2: Caffeine & other stimulants. Microsoft provides unlimited free cola to employees. Warhol was addicted to amphetamine.
Creativity Key #3: Open-mindedness. Being receptive to different ideas and new experiences and changing the way you think about them.
Creativity Key #4: Simplify. When I embark on a new project, organizing & decluttering is a must. Muses like a clean, inviting workspace.
Creativity Key #5: Relaxation. The biggest key to creativity & health. Eliminate stress & tapping the collective unconscious becomes easier.