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Latest Creative Journey Blog Posts

  • Bosses who act in ways associated with emotional intelligence foster happier, more creative employees, according to a Yale-led study in the Journal of Creative Behavior. Research scientist Zorana Ivcevic and colleagues at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence surveyed close to 15,000 people across the U.S., finding that emotionally intelligent

  • As the pandemic continues to dominate our lives, positive reinforcement is even more valuable. Holly Fraser and her team find it in their work. The pandemic is many things: devious, uncomfortable, lengthy, controlling. While we all stay home and work remotely, creatives are finding inspiration in nature and connecting with the

  • Conventional wisdom from the field of psychology tells us that positive emotions are most conducive to creativity while negative emotions are detrimental. Yet, negative moods have some surprising benefits in terms of stimulating creativity. With no end in sight to the coronavirus pandemic, this is an ideal time to use

  • “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young Perhaps the point of childhood is to learn all the creative skills we will need as adults, in addition to all the other

  • As an artist, it’s important to discover and keep up with the work of other artists in your field. This helps you shake things up by exploring concepts, styles and creations that are different from the ones that have been on replay in your brain . It’s also good to

  • Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterised by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, and producing. Creativity is the

  • For fear of making us sound like the Waltons, my band [Elbow] are a huge source of inspiration for me. They're my peers, my family; when they come up with something impressive, it inspires me to come up with something equally impressive. Spending time in your own head is important. When

  • There are times when you really have to be creative. In many of these situations, you may feel stuck. Nothing is coming to mind. Every time you think about the problem, you get frustrated. And since frustration is painful, you procrastinate. Time ticks by. The deadline creeps closer. Still, inspiration

  • Out of fresh ideas? These inspiring talks offer the kick-in-the-pants you need to unleash your creative spirit. Is your school or workplace divided between the "creatives" versus the practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary

  • As a creative agency, we’d be pretty doomed if we gave up every time we were blocked. Luckily, we’ve learned how to deal with it. We asked a few of the leading creative minds around the agency for strategies they use to move beyond the dreaded block. Their answers ranged

  • “Creativity and ego cannot go together. If you free yourself from the comparing and jealous mind, your creativity opens up endlessly. Just as water springs from a fountain, creativity springs from every moment. You must not be your own obstacle.You must not be owned by the environment you are in. You

  • Of all the bad traits that have the potential to damage your career or prevent you from earning respect from your peers, a giant ego could be the worst. Just to be clear, I'm not talking about confidence here, I'm talking about an exaggerated sense of self-importance. Confidence says, "I'm

  • Trust me. This article addresses the role of ego in creativity. But before I get into the heart of that discussion, let’s pretend this is Psychology 101. Had that class already? Alright then, consider this a refresher course. Dr. Sigmund Freud came to conclusions that forever altered our understanding of the

  • Steven Pressfield explained remarkably well why a life of distraction and hedonism is so appealing and easy. The creative “has volunteered for hell, whether he knows it or not. He has to know how to be miserable because this is war and war is hell.” Being original and creative daily