I used to believe that creative work was mysterious.. That coming up with a good idea, finding inspiration, or writing a blog post or book wasn’t something I could plan for, but was something I had to wait to happen to me. I’m not alone in this, either.
There’s a shroud of mystery that surrounds creative work. And I totally get it. Creative ideas can at times appear out of nowhere. And when I’m most in need of creative inspiration, it can be hard to find.
So, is creativity something you can plan for?
Well, the answer is yes and no.
You see, there’s no exact science, formula, or process you can follow to successfully yield creative results 100% of the time. What works for some people doesn’t necessarily work for others.
However, you can teach yourself how to become more creative, learn how to identify good ideas, and even change your surroundings or the place you live to improve your creative work.
This week on The Portfolio Life, Eric Weiner and I talk about why creative work flourishes in certain places today and throughout history. Eric discovered in his research and travels a significant connection between the place you live, your surroundings, and the influence they have on your personal creativity.
Listen in as Eric shares the common elements that not only lead certain places to become more creative, but will also help you to improve your personal creativity.
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Source: 112: How Your Surroundings Ignite Your Creativity (And What To Do About It) with Eric Weiner