Badass Agile

Badass Agile

Episode 121 - Want To Be More Creative? Do These Three Things

January 20, 2020

Creativity is fundamental to agility.  Problem solving blockers, interpersonal conflict, adapting and scaling agile, and general innovation demand that we tap into our deepest well of creativity.

But how can you tap into this underused and unfairly labelled 'artsy' skill?  Three things will help.

1.  Be aware.  Find a way to pay attention, focus, notice.  Be in silence and lock out distractions so you can hear what your creative brain is saying.

2.  Surround yourself with inspiration.  It's great to borrow passion AND ideas from others.  Adding your own unique splash to it is still a form of creativity.

3.  Win.   Victory creates the confidence, freedom, and positivity that is fertile ground for creative thought.  Find something you are good at and you find fulfilling and do it as often as you can.

Don't forget - creativity is lost if you don't record it so set up your life to easily capture it when it happens...and don't forget to groom your catalog every once in a while!