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Ideas and practices for regularly gathering sources of inspiration, eliminating blocks to more easily access creative states, prolong them, and leverage their power to develop and execute great work.

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  • The Art ofDisciplinedCreativity Denise R. Jacobs Web Afternoon / Atlanta October 2011
  • The Art of Social Media The Artist: @denisejacobs The Medium:@webafternoon #webafternoon The Subject: #creativityhabit
  • The Artist Still Known as Denise Jacobs Speaker, Trainer, Author, Pan-Creative
  • On Creativity
  • Whats the point?Concepts, ideas, tips to help you instillpractices that will encourage you tobecome even more conversant andbetter able to collaborate with yourcreativity.
  • We are alchemists
  • Always delightful
  • Structure, Discipline, Path
  • Three Facets of The Way
  • Three Facets of The Way1. The Path of One2. It Takes Two3. The Way of Many
  • The Path ofOne
  • The Path of One1. Eliminate2. Incorporate3. Train your brain4. Gather and document5. Gamify it
  • EliminateCreativityKillers
  • Communication addiction
  • Multitasking
  • Banish you inner critic
  • The evil voices in your headFEAR (false evidence appearing realor f*ck everything and run) causesunnecessary inhibitions which obstructthe generation of new ideas on abiochemical and neurological level.
  • Impostor syndrome
  • Comparisons
  • IncorporateCreativitySupporters
  • Show up everyday
  • Habit fields
  • Sprint
  • Delegate
  • Think with your hands
  • Lo-fi time
  • Train YourBrain
  • Get your alpha on
  • Balance your brain
  • Get physical
  • Be Willing
  • Be Mindful
  • Gather andDocument
  • Collect and Curate
  • Get it down
  • Sketchnotes, mind-mapping, etc.
  • Voice
  • Tools Evernote Diigo Delicious Flickr
  • Gamify it
  • Be heroic
  • It Takes Two
  • It Takes Two Externalize Invite
  • Externalize
  • Genius
  • Genius? (yes.)
  • Your inner GeniusAs opposed to being a genius, considerthat you have a genius a mystical spiritthat accompanies you and inspires andhelps you to create fantastic work.
  • Genius? (yes!)
  • Muses
  • Who dat?The muses were thought to be the truespeakers for whom an artist is merely themouthpiece. Muses inspire people to dotheir best.
  • Memory (Mnene)
  • Voice (Aoide)
  • Practice/occasion (Melete)
  • Ideas
  • We are avatars for ideas
  • Extend anInvitation
  • Make it clear
  • Engage in a dialogue
  • Youre Doin It WrongMy f*cking book wont tell me its name!Well, if youre going to talk to it like that, its not going to tell you anything.
  • Sweet talk your ideas
  • Be ready for them to show up
  • Youll get love
  • The Way ofMany
  • The Way of Many Collective Ideation Learn. Teach. Master.
  • CollectiveIdeation
  • Incubate to Generate
  • Ideas are a network
  • The source of great ideas
  • Avoid
  • Diverse environments
  • Invite others to wonder with you
  • In praise of slowhunches
  • Co-work to collaborate
  • Plus it
  • Reframe #fail
  • Share mistakes
  • Learn. Teach.Master.
  • Leaning? Always!
  • Learn from the masters
  • Teach what you know
  • Reach Mastery
  • Discipline is Victory
  • What do you get?
  • Expression
  • What you produce is unique
  • Doing you = Awesome Singing your song in your voice Creating what you want to see/use Getting your remix on: gather like an aficionado; repurposing like an artist
  • Productivity
  • Productivity through little betsThe process: observe suggest tinker review apply feedback reiterate
  • Flow? Found.
  • The stage is set for Flow Cleared space work area, time, head Concept in mind: know what you want to achieve and what it looks like Necessary materials on hand Distractions eliminated Practice in place Willingness in place
  • Creative Confidence
  • Was ist das?the confidence that, when given a difficult problem, we have a methodology that enables us to come up with a solution that nobody has before.David Kelley, Ideo
  • It does work
  • Last outcome
  • The end?