Joel’s newsletter discussing "7 Habits of Highly Creative People", June 3, 2009
For many years I’ve been interested in creative thinking and making a difference in people’s lives. But I feel that to really make a difference, I need to reach out more. So recently I decided to start an email newsletter (or ezine, as they call them these days). This will enable me to share ideas and information with others and to let people know more about what I’m up to. It will also help me find out what your interests are, along those lines. So I hope that this will eventually become a two-way communication. I plan to write the newsletter about once a week. I’m sure it will grow and improve as time goes on, but I’ll try to keep it relatively short and simple.
So welcome to the first issue of my newsletter "7 Habits of Highly Creative People"! This newsletter will include ideas, articles, tips, upcoming events, etc. about creative thinking, coaching, and making a difference in people’s lives and businesses. I hope you find it interesting and valuable! And I would certainly welcome any comments or feedback.
- Joel Remde, email@example.com
7 Habits of Highly Creative People
When we talk about a creative person, that could mean either someone with good artistic ability or it could mean someone who frequently comes up with original ideas. Since artistic ability isn’t really my strength, I’m referring more to the creative idea kind. However, there is some overlap in the traits of these two kinds of creative people. Here then are seven habits of highly creative people.
· They are curious. They ask questions. Creative people are curious about everything, even ordinary everyday things that most of us take for granted.
· They’re open-minded. They are willing to listen to new ideas and are less judgmental. They don’t reject an idea right away because it’s unusual or seems impractical.
· They see opportunities. They tend to see problems and challenges as opportunities. They even enjoy accepting challenges and solving problems. Ideas often come to them faster than they can keep track of them.
· They’re not afraid to make mistakes. They’re willing take risks and experiment. Creative people don’t let the fear of making mistakes hold them back. They go ahead and try things that others may be afraid to.
· They’re optimistic. One of the most important traits of creative people is their optimism. They believe that things will work out somehow. Maybe that’s because they see more possibilities than most people.
· They are very observant. They use their senses and see, hear, and feel things that most people miss. They notice details and are curious about them.
· They keep track of ideas. Creative people write down their ideas, even if they don’t seem feasible to carry out at the time. They might come in useful later.
Quote of the week:
“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” – Albert Einstein
I have many favorite quotes. Rather than simply stating a quote, which you may have already heard before, I’m going to say a little about what it means to me. I believe that this statement of Einstein’s is basically true; although I don’t really know if it’s always so. But what this quote suggests to me is that there are different levels of thinking or consciousness. It’s a reminder to be aware of and to be open to different levels. I have found sometimes that when you perceive a situation as a problem, it can cease to be a problem at all when you look at it from a bigger perspective.
This newsletter is written by Joel Remde, to receive this newsletter via email contact firstname.lastname@example.org . I welcome your comments and feedback; that will help me learn what you’re interested in and also make this a better newsletter.
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