Friday, August 6, 2010

Creativity Tips: Stoke Your Creativity

Since I'm speaking on the "Stoke Your Creativity" panel at BlogHer this morning, there may be a few new people reading this. Welcome! I encourage you to look around.

Unfortunately, you can't see one of the coolest things about this blog: The CI team totally rocks. Great people, incredibly talented and giving. Fun, good-hearted, generous. I love this group.

But, back to business. In keeping with the panel presentation, I want to give you the only two words you really need to break a block and instigate creativity for yourself and those around you:
  1. STOP.
    Stop listening to the negative voices in your head.

  2. BEGIN.
    Trust yourself. Experiment. Play. You are a creative soul. And it's your time to shine. Want inspiration to get you started? It only takes a few minutes to read my e-book, Creative Chai. Go ahead. Begin.
P.S. for long-time members of the CI team: If you've read Creative Chai before, take another look. Leslie's gorgeous photos really shine thanks to the new design by Jade Benson. Thanks to Leslie for the photos, Jade for the design, and Mike for the instigation!

P.P.S. for new members of the CI team: My daily blog entries post at 4:22 a.m. because my birthday is April 22. Yes, you should mark this down. Never miss a reason to celebrate.


Mike Brown said...

Love the new design for "Creative Chai" - great teamwork by you and Jade to instigate a new creative look for a great ebook!

Best wishes for your BlogHer panel today!


Anonymous said...

I know you will create wonderful things today! Celebrate!

Leslie said...

Thinking of you this morning, Jan, and wishing I could be there! Be sure to let us know how it goes!

Vicki said...

I think it's so cool that you presented at BlogHer. I can't wait to hear how it went!