5 Keys to Limitless Creativity
"You are the greatest project you will ever get to work on. Take time, make time, and create magic."
How do you unlock your creative magic?
You’ve heard me say this before, but I believe the future belongs to the creatives. We live in a world where things are being automated, and technology like artificial intelligence is being turned to more and more. What isn’t going to be outsourced as often are the truly limitless things.
In this session, I’m going to share with you FIVE ‘Kwik Tips’ to be able to tap into your truly limitless power of creativity. To use creativity to solve problems, innovate, and do more of the creative endeavors you’ve always wanted to pursue.
Creativity is magic. It is a real-life superpower and you have it inside you. Regardless of where you are in life, whatever age or stage you’re in, all of us can tap into our creative superpower and increase it.
If you’ve ever wanted to feel more creative, this episode is for you. There is no limit to your creativity or imagination. And there’s no limit to your ability to use creativity to solve problems. Listen is, as I share the secrets to unlocking your limitless creativity.
Creativity Is Magic
- I want you to remember the acronym M.A.G.I.C.
M Stands For Mindset
- Think about what your attitudes and assumptions about creativity are.
- Do you believe it’s possible for you to be creative? That you deserve to be creative?
- The two most powerful words in the English language are the shortest ones: I am.
- Whatever you put after that statement is going to be the focus of your life.
- You are creative. Say it out loud. Notice how that statement makes you feel.
- If it doesn’t feel like creativity fits your current identity, that’s okay.
- You all have genius inside of you. You have the ability to be creative.
- One of the LIE’s to dispel is that you’re either born with creativity, or you’re not.
- This is absolutely not true.
- Creativity is not born, it’s built.
- You discover creativity; you develop it through work.
- One of the things we teach at Kwik Brain is to turn nouns into verbs.
- Words have power.
- When you wake up and say I can’t be creative, you put yourself in a trance through the words you use.
- We want you to transcend. To trance end, end the trance. A lot of which is self-induced.
- Be aware of your self-talk, and be aware of your limiting beliefs.
- Self-awareness is a superpower.
- You don’t have creativity, you DO creativity.
A Stands For Ask
- Questions are the answers.
- When you ask a question, it focuses your mind on something brand new. That’s why questions are so important.
- If you want to get an answer no one’s ever gotten before, ask a question no one’s ever asked before.
- Things like, how can I be more creative? What am I not paying attention to right now?
- A big part of creativity is putting two things back together, and creating something brand new.
- What two elements can you connect together to create something that wasn’t there before?
- How can you be more innovative? How can you work within your team to express more creativity?
- Can you teach something in a new way? Or how do you want people to feel?
- All of these questions are going to lead to brand new answers in creativity.
G Stands For Goals
- We’ve done multiple episodes on the power of goal setting and goal getting.
- Set goals that are creative.
- What are your goals to be more creative and how are you setting them up?
- Ask if they’re S.M.A.R.T. and if they also have H.E.A.R.T.
- You can reference Limitless to refresh how to set goals that are logical and emotional.
- A goal is really just a target, which gives your brain clarity.
- Clarity becomes power.
- Are you going to write for thirty minutes a day? Play music for thirty minutes?
- Be specific to the outcome that you want to create.
- Almost everything in your life was once created in someone’s mind.
- What starting with goals, it starts in your head, then it moves through your heart and into your hands.
- Setting your creative goals actually uses your own creativity.
- Write down your goals.
- Writing down your creative goals takes something invisible and makes it visible.
- Handwriting them is even more powerful.
- Studies show when you handwrite something, it becomes more personal. And your creative goals are personal.
- Use your creativity to help reach your goals.
- Make a PowerPoint or Keynote montage of your goals.
- Have a vision board and a gratitude board.
- A vision board helps your subconscious focus on the goal and the steps to achieve them.
- As you reach your creative goals, move them to your gratitude board.
- Remember, you don’t have to wait for a greater life to feel grateful, feel grateful and you’ll have a greater life.
I Stands For Imagination
- Knowledge is what is, but imagination is what could be.
- Creativity is imagination in action.
- Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more powerful than knowledge.”
- He would often engage in thought experiments, using his imagination to think of new ideas.
- Part of using his imagination was asking new questions. What would that clock look like if you were riding on a beam of light heading towards the clock?
- Once he accessed his imagination, he’d use his knowledge to help create new answers.
- His knowledge of science and math gave him the acumen to create new formulas.
- How can you cultivate your imagination for greater creativity?
C Stands For Care
- The most powerful creativity tool on planet Earth, in the known universe, is your brain.
- Creativity stems from the power of your limitless mind.
- Care for your mind.
- All the things we talk about in our podcast, our videos, our app, our Limitless book are how to take care of your brain.
- Get good sleep, eat nutritious food.
- If you’re not sleeping well, how creative are you going to be the next day?
- Exercise is a great way to be more creative because as the body moves the brain grooves.
- A lot of times we can unlock creativity by moving our bodies.
- A stuck body leads to a stuck mind, and a stagnant body leads to a stagnant mind.
- Moving your body in new ways can help your brain think differently too.
- Have a positive, creative peer group.
- Spending time around creative individuals will spark your imagination and help you think of things in brand new ways.
- Actor Quincy Jones was in the audience at one of our annual brain conferences.
- I asked him what some problems he’s experienced were, and he replied: I don’t have problems, I have puzzles.
- That’s a creative way to look at problems, because puzzles are questions that require you to come up with creative solutions in order to solve them.
- He also said he loved to travel, because you have to go to know.
- When you travel, you’re in different places and around different people. It forces you to think in different ways.
- You can’t see things the same way, so you have to change your paradigm and your frame of reference.
- Positive, creative peer groups also help keep out energy vampires that steal your creative energy.
- The last piece of Care is stress management.
- Chronic stress shrinks your brain and stifles creativity.
- What are you doing to manage your stress?
- Meditation, journaling, sensory deprivation tanks, going for walks. These are all excellent ways to calm your stress and boost creativity.
- Take time to disconnect in order to reconnect with yourself and your creativity.
- M – Mindset
- Be aware of how you think. Limit your self-talk and end the trance.
- A – Ask
- Ask new questions to get new answers.
- G – Goals
- Set creative goals and use creativity to reach your goals.
- I – Imagination
- Creativity is imagination in action.
- C – Care
- Your number one creative asset is your brain. Take care of it.
- Your life is important and working on yourself is the greatest project you will ever take on.
- Take time, make time, to create your magic.
Share With Us
- Take a screenshot of this episode, tag us on social media (@JimKwik), and share one thing you’re going to do to bring more creative magic in your life.
- I’ll be reposting my favorite posts and will gift one lucky listener a copy of my books, Limitless.
- Get your copy of Limitless, here.
Related Kwik Brain Episodes
Episode 48: Get Into Your Creative Flow with Steven Kotler
Episode 79: Imagination for Courage, Creativity, & Change with Beth Comstock
Episode 139: How to Get Unstuck & Become Creative
Episode 215: Finding Creativity with Nick Onken