EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CREATIVE THINKING IN ONE PODCAST SERIAL
Deciphering Creativity is a serial that explains the process of creative thinking: how ideas are created in the brain, what skills, habits and techniques you should develop if you want to become a successful creative thinker and how to overcome the usual doubts and fears that people often face when trying to express their creativity.
This serial is for all those who wish to expand their thinking and become more successful and creative thinkers. Whether you are a student, manager, entrepreneur or an emerging artist, you will find tons of practical advice about how to analyse and memorise things better, think strategically, become faster and more focused thinker and become able to think of new ideas literally whenever you need them – without relying on random bursts of inspiration.
As a bonus material that complements the podcast episodes, I have prepared free e-books and templates which you can download and use to practice your thinking.
If you listen to all five episodes of the serial, at the end of it, I expect you to become more inspired and encouraged to create. If you read the bonus material that I am providing and do all the exercises that I have prepared for you, I guarantee that you will become a faster, better and more creative thinker.
The first episode in this serial is called Creativity Explained. These are the topics that I am discussing in this episode:
What is creativity?
Creativity VS talent?
What is an idea?
What is Inspiration?
How are ideas created?
I also have a gift for you – a document which contains some quick and easy exercises which can help you analyse your problem in creative ways and generate heaps of new ideas.
Free e-book: 10 QUICK EXERCISES TO IGNITE YOUR CREATIVITY (click and download)
The second episode in the serial explores the personal connection we have with our creativity.
Most of us are a lot more creative than what we realise. We are all born as creators. In this episode, I share some arguments that will convince you that you too have the gift of creativity.
The final proof that we are all creative.
Why are the children more creative than the adults?
What are the common reasons that are preventing us from expressing our creativity?
How to use your creative failures as motivation to keep creating?
What is the power of creativity and why you should not resist it?
Practical tasks about how to build confidence in your creative abilities and how to make the first steps into a more creative life.
CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS
This episode of the Deciphering Creativity will offer the answer to the often heard question: ’How can I become more creative?’
The answer is simple, yet (seemingly) complicated to apply – by practising creative thinking!
Creativity is a complex skill that incorporates many other skills. In this podcast I discuss the top four creative thinking skills that I for practical purposes call FRIC skills:
F – Focusing
R – Regarding /Observing
I – Intuiting
C – Connecting
I explain why each of these skills is so important for creativity, how they can improve your thinking and how you can develop them.
I also have a bonus for you – a manual containing a list of activities and short exercises that you can do during the day to cultivate these creative skills.
Free e-book: TOP 5 CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS (click and download)
CREATIVE THINKING TECHNIQUES
In this episode of the Deciphering Creativity serial, I am discussing the most popular creative thinking techniques. During my work, I have noticed that there is much ambiguity between the terms: ‘creative thinking techniques’ and ‘creative thinking tools’, so I use this opportunity to explain the difference between the two.
I also talk about Lateral Thinking, what is Lateral Thinking and why it is mistakenly taken for a creative thinking technique.
My favourite thinking techniques are Mind Mapping and Parallel Thinking (a.k.a. Six thinking Hats), so in this episode, I explain the concept of each technique, how it is practised and what are the applications and benefits of each technique.
While listening to this episode, you will be able to discover your dominant thinking style. Yes, there are many thinking styles, and you are using a set of your own.
I HAVE A GIFT FOR YOU – a document that contains practical examples of mind mapping and some templates for using parallel thinking. For the free download link and information about the credits, please visit the podcast page in newcreativeyou.com.