Do you need to be a genius or possess mystical talents to master yourself and become more creative?
Instead, you just need to know where to look for ideas and if you’re a writer, musician or artist wondering where to look, this book will help you.
This book is the second in a three-part series about the Power of Creativity for new writers, musicians, filmmakers, artists.
Over the proceeding chapters, you’ll gain chosen techniques for generating ideas.
You’ll also discover how to adopt the mindset of creative masters like Albert Einstein, Henri Matisse and Steve Jobs to get better at your craft and to unlock fresh thinking.
In this book, you will discover these creative strategies:
˃˃˃ 1. Go Prospecting for Ideas
Learn how to capture free-flowing thoughts, organise your thinking and come up with lots of little ideas faster using proven creative techniques from academia and the toolboxes of accomplished writers and artists.
˃˃˃ 2. Experiment With Form and Substance
When you’re an outsider, you’re more open to experimenting with form and substance, and that open-mindedness will help you inject a little bit of Henri Matisse or Albert Einstein’s thinking into your work.
˃˃˃ 3. Change Your Perspective
You don’t need to be an expert in your chosen field or craft to look or even to come up with little or big ideas because being an outsider gives you a unique perspective.
˃˃˃ 4. Embrace Constraints of Time and Money
If you’re new at what you do, you probably don’t have a lot of time to work alone or money for your creative projects and side-gigs. Not having enough time or money isn’t a hinderance; it’s an asset.
˃˃˃ 5. Become an Honourable Thief
I don’t want you to be accused of being a thief, so I’ll show you how to how to use other people’s ideas without compromising your sense of ethics (or getting sued) as well as how to build the work of your creative heroes.
˃˃˃ 6. Cultivate Intense Curiosity
An intense sense of curiosity is an essential part of the creative process and you can do it using a simple technique from the business world.
˃˃˃ 7. Be Open, Be Purposeful
Unlocking fresh thinking means being open to the world around you. Later when the moment comes, you’ll act on your ideas because you know there’s lots to be done.
“Bryan has crafted a book that inspires by sharing how a diverse range of creative geniuses worked. He researched a broad range of talents, distilled what he learned and translated that into practical tips you can use. Better yet, it’s short enough to be digestible. I can’t wait for part 3. Great job, Bryan! Thanks for sharing your work with us.” – Marsha
“I’ve been enjoying Bryan Collins’ writing for a few months now. To me, it’s like listening to a good friend. He gently moves readers through inspirational ideas, positive and creative role models (Henri Matisse, Austin Kleon, Hugh Howey, Steve Jobs, Gary Vaynerchuk, and my favorite Albert Einstein to name a few), and real-life examples of the struggles you’ll face trying to come up with creative ideas.
Bryan takes the simple subject of creativity and uniquely explains how it’s not something magical that only comes to certain people. But something everyone can easily seek out and master. He gives excellent examples of how you can create opportunities that will open your own paths of creativity. Whether you’re a writer, musician, an artist, school teacher, or stay-at-home mom looking to make money on the side. The power of creativity is in your hands. And Bryan has written the handbook on how to make extraordinary things happen.
The techniques in this book are not quick fixes; they are things you can do every day to open yourself up to creative opportunity until it becomes automatic. I seriously wish these books (Books 1, 2, and 3) were also available in print. I like highlighting and indexing my books so I can refer back to them for inspiration whenever I get stuck. I’m very happy to have received this book as a gift. It’s well written and chock full of helpful ideas that will inspire your own creativity.” – Christine C.R.