Creativity Matters …!
Creativity has this amazing POWER to give you renewed enthusiasm and energy - even in the most difficult circumstances.
~ Warren Berger
We as entrepreneurs strive to create more opportunities and provide more employment options (especially virtually these days). And one of the most important elements in this chosen lifestyle is CREATIVITY. It’s a characteristic of the entrepreneurial process (thinking outside the box) and it’s extremely important in what we do – even if one doesn’t offer creative services, such as we do here at Virtually Untangled.
Our minds revolve around new ideas and innovations pretty much ‘round the clock. All the while continuously examining existing workflows and devising ways to carry out our solution(s) in more efficient and effective ways. Our minds work towards the optimization of business … Our own and those of our clients and customers.
Basically, in short, our level of creativity is much different as it leads to success by thinking the unthinkable. By melding our creative mind and our business mind. And through this type of mind meld, our imagination leads us to reach never before explored areas by putting aside the practical “norms” and thinking of something creative and innovative that impacts our business lives and those of our clients — and of course our personal ones too! — every single glorious day.
As a creative thinker, you will more than likely …
- Adhere to rules and principles only when they add value.
- Keen to experiment in new ventures (not afraid to “lose).
- Take inspiration from every possible area – directly and indirectly.
- Follow the rule: there is always room for improvement.
- Keen on bringing opposites together to create new ideas.
- Excited to learn new things – whether industry related or not.
- Open to feedback as thus creates new opportunities to refine old ones.
- One’s own critic all the while implementing a practical skillset.
- Goes above and beyond one’s comfort zone – again, and again!
Gone are the days when being an entrepreneur only meant analytically thinking and making decisions based only on financials and hard facts. Today’s business leaders not only prefer to hire more creative individuals for their teams but are also working hard at becoming creative themselves. (Speaking from personal experience, it is great to have hands-on clients with loads of creativity … I find our work styles mesh so much better and we accomplish more greatness during our collaborative adventure.)
In fact, I am 100% sure that this is the best time in human history to be an entrepreneur …
You can learn anything right now (thank you technology!) through online courses, tutorials, academies, webinars, and apps. Plus, there are so many pro-level leaders out there who can provide you with the knowledge needed to learn what is needed for this type of lifestyle. Knowledge can be learned at a minimal cost and from the warm comfort of your couch.
- Put in the work and the hours.
- Absorb the knowledge and the possibilities.
- Attain a level of engagement and familiarity.
- Get in-the-know in the world of tech and productivity.
“Creativity it magical, not magic. It is sort of a catch-all idea that encompasses so many things. It is hard to nail down, but you know it when you see it. One thing it is not is a superpower you are ‘just born with’. It is not exclusive. Anyone can tap into their creative energy to make something special with hard work and a little bit of luck.”
Already own a business BUT want to create some “cool”?
Here are 5 ways to cultivate a business culture that attracts – and retains – top talent:
- Hire a virtual team and put the right people in the right places
- Lead by example with your business’ mission and values
- Establish open communication and trust with your team members
- Take time to regularly SHOW your team their value to your business
- Closely monitor the way your business impacts the community
Creativity is truly at the core of being human — whether you feel you are a creative individual at heart or not. (In my opinion, everyone is.) It is what links your heart and heart.
Entrepreneurs need creativity to succeed in the business world. There is a lot of competition and those who can stay one step ahead will succeed greatly with an effortless grace. When you unlock your creative potential – grounded with structure for productivity – it gives you the ability to see your business (and if service related, those of your clients) in a fresh, new light. Also reminding you why you started your business in the first place.
If you take away only one thing from today’s read, I hope it is that creativity can be learned and should never be overlooked. Even if you think you are not creative you can learn the skill and learn how to harness the creativity that lives inside of you. Write it all down. Let it all out. Do not skip over anything, even if it seems insignificant. Divergent thinking generates creative ideas and giving each individual thought attention, you are allowing divergent thinking. And most of all … It is a gift. So please, do not squander it.
Do not sit on your dreams … CHASE THEM!
I have always been in the creative industry. And it is super exciting to see how a generation concerned with the exploitation of knowledge and information is ever-changing and evolving.
So, let me ask you …
Why you feel creativity matters?
What role does it play in your business right now?
How do you think it will shape your business in the future?
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