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EPISODE 8 - CREATIVITY KILLERS & BOOSTERS

Episode 8: Creativity Killers & Boosters

*Explicit! Adult language in this episode.*

On day 230, we've learned that creativity is fundamental to business and life. We've been so very guilty of using busy as a badge. We're working our way toward more time for inspiration, thinking thoughts (not just checking the boxes) and having more fun (not that we don't already have fun - I mean, look at those sweet shades).

Big ideas:

*Creativity isn't just for "creatives." We all feel more whole with art, music, movies, books or awesome humans that make us laugh and cry. Creativity is fundamental to science, brilliant new products and every day happiness.

*Busy is a badge. Why has "busy" become the first response to "how are you?" Staying late, forgetting to eat and cramming things into your already packed calendar doesn't boost productivity. Let's cheer for vacations and time to read a book, take your kid to see Jurassic Park 13, see a band play or go to a new exhibit at the museum.

Highlights:

  • T-shirts? What's your size? [2:27]
  •  Creativity is fundamental to biz & life [3:37]
  • Be creative in your job? [5:06]
  • 8-5 (Killer) [5:39]
  • "Typical lunch time" [8:25]
  •  Addiction to busy [9:05]
  •  Energy dip can mean creativity! [10:50]
  • Research feels like a luxury [11:50]
  •  Eric Ryan's awesome calendar (Booster) [13:55]
  •  Jenna's shit face (Killer)[16:05]
  •  Do you have time for creativity? [19:00]
  • Retreats (Booster) [19:21]
  • Nature, art, music, books (Boosters) [20:13]
  •  How much creativity do you inspire? [21:10]
  • The Crossroads Of Should & Must [22:16]
  • Generous Change Blog [23:00]
  • Gratitude practice (Booster) [24:47]
  • Kids (Booster) [25:40]
  • Grocery store (Killer - unless you drink at Hy-Vee) [27:40]
  • Flow [28:50]

Fabulous books & humans mentioned in this episode:

The Crossroads Of Should & Must

Big Potential

Eric Ryan

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