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Have you ever shut down your creative ideas with:

“That doesn’t sound practical.” 
“It can’t possibly make money, so why even try?” 
“OMG — people will think I’m ridiculous!”

My hand is raised. 

As kids we don’t say these things, but as adults we start believing that creativity is reserved for a select group of “artists.” Or that it’s only valuable if it makes a certain amount of money. 

Chase Jarvis’s fantastic new book, Creative Calling, debunks these myths. 

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“Creativity is absolutely inside of every person,” he says. It’s foundational to who we are as a species. The problem is, we’re usually too busy chasing people’s approval to embrace it.

After spending years talking to the world’s top performers on his podcast, The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show, Chase learned a surprising fact: creativity is fundamental to everything. 

Every problem, every discovery, every project or goal you go after — you need to bring your full creative self to take it to the next level. This applies to everyone, no matter what industry you’re in or career path you take.

As you’ll hear on today’s episode of The Marie Forleo Podcast, it’s this mindset that allowed Chase Jarvis to evolve into the award-winning artist, photographer, and creator of the online education platform, CreativeLive, that we know today. 

If you’ve ever wondered whether your creativity really matters or — worse! — assumed you don’t have a creative bone in your body, listen to this episode now. The stories, tools, and wisdom that Chase shares from his book, Creative Calling, will show you how to strengthen your creative muscles to unlock your greatest potential.

You’ll also learn:

  • The life-changing loss that made Chase pursue photography instead of medical school.
  • Why chasing approval is kryptonite to creativity.
  • One simple trick that will dramatically increase the quality of your work.
  • The surprising difference between a creator and an influencer.
  • A 4-step blueprint to finding creative success — no matter what you do.

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Once you’ve had a chance to watch, Chase and I would love to hear from you. 

  1. What’s the biggest insight you’re taking away? 
  2. What’s something you could do today that would bring you one step closer to embracing more creativity in your life?

Leave a comment below and let us know.

Share as much detail as you can. Hundreds of thousands of souls come here for insight and inspiration. Your story may be just what someone needs to see things from a fresh perspective.

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Thank you so much for watching, sharing, and encouraging this community with your voice. 

Take these lessons and insights to heart and keep creating. Because the world really does need that special gift that only you have.

With SO much love ❤️,

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  1. I am so thrilled you two do not compete with each other. You both are the ones that inspire me to be true to myself and my art. 🙂 Thanks!

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Great observation, Lina. There’s so much good and opportunity in the world and there’s always more than enough to go around. Here’s to celebrating each other every step of the way.

  2. Ann


  3. Thanks so much for this! Two phrases that are my takeaways: “In life we’re not given a map, we’re given a compass” and “You have to do the verb to be the noun”. Those really hit home for me in a really powerful way. The other thing that really struck me was the scene he described where we go back in time and watch the creator who gets distracted from creating by a cellphone from the future and starts playing Candy Crush! I’ve never played that game but as a photographer and highly visual person I’ve been known to get sucked into scrolling Instagram when I could continue to create my own thing.

    Thank you so much for all the inspiration to keep creating…. and keep creating volume to flex and build my creativity muscle!

    • Heather-Team Forleo

      Auset, when Marie often talks about “create before you consume” she’s speaking to exactly what you’re saying here. When you really think about it, it’s impactful.

      Thanks for listening and sharing your thoughts.

    • tracy

      Exactly, precisely and ditto what you said AUSET! Thank you for wording it for me. 🙂

  4. Clearly you have proven my point that coincidences don’t happen coincidently. Your podcast on Creative Calling arrived in my inbox this morning as I was sitting here writing my podcast for this week referring to Leaders who think they are leaders because they hold a title and / or position. As an Executive Coach and Leadership Speaker and Trainer, it is so important not to rest on one’s laurels but must strive forward to stay viable.
    Your line that states “You’ve got to do the verb to become the noun” is so spot on. Lastly, Chase’s acronym “IDEA” is so powerful in its simplicity.
    Thank you for an powerful, inspiring podcast….

    • Heather-Team Forleo

      Thank you for your kind words and for listening, Bob. We appreciate it so much.

  5. Robert Lettau

    Creativity is a great topic and an untapped satisfaction in life. Thank you Marie and Chase. I can’t wait to get the book, “Creative Calling.”

    In reference to the quantity of work vs. the quality of work… There is a reference in “Creative Confidence” on page 123. The authors cited an illustration from the book, “Art & Fear.” Two groups of ceramics students were selected, one that concentrated on quality and the other on quantity. The conclusion of the experiment was “…the best pieces all came from the students whose goal was quantity…”

    I had a similar epiphany to Chase, resulting in pursuing more creative activities, and have enjoyed the encouragement from Marie to persevere.

  6. Totally loved this podcast episode today with you both~~ Marie and Chase. I too, discovered more of my creativity that was always there but needed a push after someone passed. He brought it out so much more that led to my blog, book, and now second blog. Creativity is so much more than art and I’ve discussed this much too. I need to work on the A for amplify from Chase’s IDEA acronym. His book sounds brilliant. Will need to check it out soon! Thank you both again as we all can inspire thru whatever work we create!

  7. Kendra Mclaughlin

    “You are not your work”…omg,!!!
    I am literally in a transition of letting go of a 15 year job that no longer serves me… literally tomorrow I’m giving my notice to go on to live a Freedom Lifestyle…..I’m afraid….but I’m going to do it…I’ve been preparing for 2 years to do this. Thank you for this podcast ❤️???

    • Heather-Team Forleo

      Kendra, you’ve got this. You’re ready and we’re standing behind you cheering you on. XO

  8. Kendra Mclaughlin

    Omg..this podcast was made for me♥️

  9. Ellie

    Thank you so much for the inspiration and for the very helpful tips. I’m one of those who thought did not have a creative bone and now I’m dutifully working on bringing to life very creative, lofty dreams. What I loved the most is that creativity is a muscle that needs to be exercised to tap into abundance. Thank you!!!

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Ellie, you are so right! Creativity is a muscle. Work it and move it and you’ll grow it.

      Here’s to you bringing your dreams to life. You wouldn’t have them if they weren’t meant to be. And if no one has told you this today- you’re amazing.

  10. Andrea

    The key insight I get from this interview is that you need a platform before you put things out in the world and expect people to care/share/interact with what you create. The problem with this is that some people can’t make that leap, they just don’t have the tools to create a whole community around them (I’m thinking of autistic persons specifically, but I’m sure there are many others). They may be the most amazing artists, but without the ability to interact with the community as expected. That’s where an advocate should come in (or a small group of very active core followers/advocates). They should help the person creating things to reach this community. Now how does one get an advocate?

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      Great thoughts, Andrea. We’re so glad that you shared them here. A great place to start would be to examine the community that you’re looking to serve and see who’s there building and connecting already. There may be some collaborations that you can identify and work with.

  11. My takeaways:
    1- Join communities of like minded people. What I’ll do: join the facebook group
    2- Create a community around the work you do

  12. Joseann

    Thank you for this episode! It was very encouraging in a time where I feel that I have nothing to offer to the world. This saying, “You have to do the verb to be the noun”, has been a revelation and also the experiment with the ceramic students. Dedicated practise and repetition seems to be everything.

    • Heather- Team Forleo

      That statement seems to be resonating with many people today, Joseann. We’re so glad that it landed in a way that you had an a-ha. Thanks for sharing it here and for listening. Here’s to more creativity for everyone!

  13. Aysu Sinman

    I loved it! Went back and forth to take notes 🙂 Great tips! “Creativity is like a muscle. The more you use, the more you have”. We need to remind ourselves that creating in small ways every day will create our life and to be able to do that with awareness sounds so fun. Thanks to Chase and Marie for amplifying their experiences and knowledge.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Such a great takeaway! We’re thrilled you took some great notes and are glad Chase’s wisdom resonates with you.

  14. I loved hearing about Chase’s compass because I’m a driven seeker, pulled to help people realign themselves to their path (not the shoulds and oughts, as he words it!) and it feels so good to have someone else get it!

    Creativity as a superpower is such an interesting idea… It’s not how I word it, but yes; that drive, that motivation and ‘pull’ to create… that real power that moves us forward.

    Action is Identity, do the verb to become the noun. YES. Just yes. If you want to be a writer, write.

  15. Lisa

    Wow! I love hearing about the two of you kind of being on the same wavelength and creating the set of terms and concepts that can reach a variety of people. My biggest takeaways were: I am not the brain or the work and creating a volume of work. I’ve been noticing it a lot in recent months. Going for volume and quality. This idea that quality comes from doing more of something really has my brain trying to do a wrestling match. Thanks so much!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      It really is mind-blowing, but it’s true! We’re so glad you enjoyed this interview. 🙂

  16. This was so timely!!!!! I’m 58, in my 2nd Saturn return and needing to figure out my life direction. Within my family I’ve been the advocate and caregiver for 3 different people and I’ve been asking myself how I became this person? I’m really good at advocating and actually call myself a Wellness Advocate. I’m realizing that yes I’m great at making sure people get what the need, researching, helping, driving etc…but I am not full of joy doing it anymore! So last week I decided to change what I call myself, so now I say I’m an artist! I laugh at this because I can barely draw a stick figure, I’d love to create beautiful paintings for people to enjoy but don’t know how to paint, I do have a camera though and love photography so may go that route. I really loved alot of what Chase said but a couple of things spoke to me. “Its ok that I haven’t used my creativity until now” and “Everyone and everything is creative” and most importantly for me was the “action vs perfection” idea. I love how the universe presents what you need when you need it, once you ask! Thank-you Chase and Marie ~ for being you.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      YAY, Cyndee! It’s never too late to embrace your creative spirit. We’re proud you’re calling yourself an artist. 🙂

  17. Thank you both! I literally got re-inspired to continue putting my work out there via my Instagram account after I was kind of doubting what I posted yesterday because it did not match the color theme ????

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Awesome, Meka! It’s wonderful you’re brightening people’s day through their feed. 🙂

  18. Jennifer

    There was so much wisdom in this podcast I feel really blessed to find it. I’ve been struggling with the “safety” of not following my path and the comments about that safety being false really stuck with me as did the 90 second exercise about your favorite artist. You 2 have given me such a gift today I can’t thank you enough! I start Everythingisfigureoutable today!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Woohoo! So exciting, Jennifer! We’re really happy this episode spoke to you.

  19. Eddie

    Between Marie’s book and the podcast from Chase, I have entered an exhilarating and ecstatic space! This landscape flows 360 degrees, WO W!!! Thank you, Eddie

  20. Really great! Thank you.

  21. L Wood

    OMG!!! This whole conversation resonated with me. I’ve been waiting for something to sink in….lol…

    Love it! As a person that went the route of art school and has lead a creative life of doing, for seven years I stopped! Let me tell you because I stopped doing (creating paintings, sculptures, clothes, cakes) I honestly have become a menace to myself and others around me! Why did I stop?, because I let others steam roll my creativity for their own selfish purposes. I ended up leaving art school years ago because I was told what to create for the high mark. Sadly, I felt I that needed to be a graduate of art school. So the outcome of that moment, has left me doing nothing! Don’t get me wrong, art school is great for others, just not me. After art school I continued my creative work, but as time prevailed I met along the way, others who wanted to do art work and felt that U shouldn’t. I don’t know what happened, but fear set in and it took over for the seven years as mentioned above.

    I’m feeling now that I am back. That I’m ready, ready to not be told who I am anymore. It’s my turn. I do worry though that it’s too late for me.
    Thanks for this conversation.

    L. Wood.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      It’s never too late to do what you love! We hope you’ll create from your heart and not let anyone stop you.

  22. Thank you for this podcast. The advice that resonated most to me was to separate yourself as a person from the body of work you created and put out into the world. I do worry about what other people think but I am trying to reframe my thinking. As long as I put into the effort and like the work I create, that is all that is needed.

  23. L wood

    Spelling word of “U” should be “I.”

  24. Thank you so much for this interview!! I had never heard of Chase Jarvis before. The ideas in this episode are exactly what I needed in both my job as an Arts Education Administrator, and as I try to continue growing as a musician myself. I can’t wait to read his book! It sounds like the perfect compliment to “everything is figure-outable”.

  25. We are all creators – that’s the meaning of life – we are here to create our lives, we are all born with creativity and are told early on in schools and or by peers that we are not artistic – never ever confuse artistic ability with creativity. Self doubt is real but the will to create is stronger. As Albert Einstein once said “creativity is contagious, pass it on ”
    Love This

  26. This has been SO helpful, especially as a truly independent filmmaker who has been trying to find new ways to get eyeballs on the short film I just released!

  27. I like the community aspect of his message, as well as breaking down how to walk the walk, of the talk…so to speak.
    The very thing that our parents made fun of, is the very thing that the world is now embracing. Who knew…
    Bless those that are on the journey of discovery and congrats on your book. smokeyg

  28. Susan Swanson

    Loved loved loved the podcast! Read your book Marie… you & Chase are opening me back up to my stunted creativity!!! It’s amazing when you slowly eliminate and/or learn not to care about the “judging” (they are judging you anyway;) – nothing else matters and your light can shine!!!! I’m pitching a businesses to health clubs in Chicago & getting crickets… going back to refine and recreate and keep at it – I’m no Picasso but I am Susan;) xx00

    • Renee – Team Forleo

      Yay! We’re so glad Chase and Marie inspired you to embrace your creativity. It’s a super power.

      You’re spot on about judgement, Susan –– people are going to judge us no matter what, so why not make cool things anyway? I love this quote Marie posted yesterday: “Remember that gal that gave up? Neither does anyone else.” For me, I’d rather be remembered for what I shared with the world (even if it means people will judge and criticize me) than walk through life in silence.

      You’ve got this, Susan! All of us are cheering you on as you pitch health clubs. Keep going!

  29. Amy

    Create before you consume. Get out there and show your work/art!

  30. Wow, that was truly an inspirational podcast – Thank you so very much Chase & Marie, you are both very generous souls and I am truly inspired by your real advice and authentic creativity!! So many amazing and helpful tips to put into action NOW! I especially loved the quantity over quality – so helpful for a procrastinating perfectionist 🙂 and also to imagine if a famous creative e.g. Monet, had been distracted, the incredible artistic gifts the world would have missed out on! I am thoroughly enjoying reading “Everything is Figureoutable” and now looking forward to reading “Creative Calling”. Thank you my creative gurus, from the bottom of my heart – love you guys! xx

    • Renee – Team Forleo

      Yaas, Susie! I can totally resonate with being a “procrastinating perfectionist” and the Time Machine trick Chase talks about is pure gold. When I think about my favorite writers, artists, and musicians getting distracted and not putting their work out into the world, it makes me panic! “No! What are you doing?! Get to work!” Haha.

      Someone is waiting for your contribution, Susie, and we can’t wait to see what you put into the world. ?

      • Thank you for your reply and encouragement Renee and team Forleo and great feed back! x

  31. Casey

    Obsessed with everything that was said here. As a girl who’s on a mission and at the very beginning stages of starting her own community, the piece about community really hit home. So inspiring as always. xo

  32. Sandy adams

    Absolutely loved this shared dialogue around creativity, community, and the mantra “do the verb to be the noun.”

    I resonate with the idea that creativity is foundational to who we are; that it’s our literacy and it’s about possibilities.

    You modeled respect, collaboration and a sharing of ideas rather than competing to stand out. Bravo!!

  33. Thank you for the reminder that we need to AMPLIFY our work once we’ve created and promoted it the first time. I think I’m not alone in the cycle of retreating into hiding after the initial act of revealing my work to the “world” (aka, friends/family/peers). That initial reveal is not the definitive end, but only the beginning of the process of getting the work that I’m here to do out to the real world.
    Thanks for the great insights, Chase! And Marie, you ask great questions, as always.

    • Renee – Team Forleo

      So true, Jenna! Sometimes the sharing piece is much harder than the actual creation piece. It is for me anyway! We’re called to be brave and put our soul’s work out into the world so it can soothe/inspire/connect with others and enrich their lives. Thank you for sharing your heart with us, Jenna!

  34. Daniela

    Thank you for that! The thought of the genius looking at the future cell phone really hit me! lol… I’ll make a collage of Van Gogh with an iPhone to my studio to remind me of that everyday!!!

  35. Sarah

    I’m currently living too much in my intellect and it’s getting crowded and stuffy in here.

  36. You both had change my perspective of life since “30 days of genius”. I enjoy to listen to your conversations. I’m still working on dominating my self-sabotage tendencies and trying to be successful in something besides being unsuccessful. I have Marie’s new book, now I must read Chase’s book. Thank you for sharing!

  37. Casey G. Nyambe

    Hi Marie and Team Forleo,
    I am a big fan of you and glad I learned about you via one of my favorite podcasts by Sean Croxton, QOD. Since then, I literally listen to your podcast for hours on end as I work (not to worry, my job is more hands-on and doesn’t require my mouth, save for a few instances ?).
    I have listened to you from episode 1 and currently on episode 182…hoo-haa!!! I decided to work my way up from the very first one.

    I am a multi-talented 36 year old who literally dropped everything to chase my dreams. Sold everything and relocated to another country for better opportunities. I am also a trained linguist and has taught French and English to high scholars for about 9 years. I absolutely LOOOVE teaching and was extremely good at my job. Only problem is, after many years of going at it, I found it not serving me well and not being fulfilled just teaching material in books. I was fast rising in the ranks and was even heading a department at my time of resignation teaching in a public school. I got a job in a private international school and stayed there for two years before resigning again. Whilst in that space, I used most of my talents whilst teaching – dance choreography, singing, photography, public speaking and drawing – which made me a darling amongst my students.
    I found that I loved personal development/life coaching more than anything and had hundreds of students seek my presence over the years either as a mentor or counselor. I often would allocate about 10-15 minutes of my lessons just for it. It was encouraged to be didactic and eclectic in our lessons.
    I HATED marking books, and felt it stole valuable time that I could have used ‘coaching’ someone. I really just love helping people unleash their potential and realize their purpose.

    My life philosophy is ‘changing the world, one person at a time’, which inspires me to love people and serve them.

    I had to change jobs and do something that I am totally not trained to do in home health care, and is still killing it and also loved by my clients. This job has given me ALL the time I needed to listen to podcasts, attend seminars and READ tons of books (mostly recommended by Sean Croxton and you). I like it this way and it helps pay the bills as I am working toward my dream of being a transformational speaker and life coach.

    Phew…lol. My question(s) is/are how did you get into it (coaching), especially at age 23 years old, even when you did not fully know how you were to go about it? How much knowledge did you have to have in order to coach the people you had at the time? Would I be right by beginning first with a podcast and blog, then a YouTube channel, then hit the stage speaking and coaching?

    Thanks and much love ?.

    PS: Still saving up for B-School and Copy Cure. Thanks for all your free invaluable content. I am married to a beautiful wife who is very supportive, and we have a gorgeous 3.5 year old daughter who seems to have a huge crush on me, and won’t let me go anywhere in the house without following me…yes even the potty ??‍♂️???

    • Renee – Team Forleo

      Hi Casey!
      Thanks so much for commenting and sharing your heart with us. What an incredible story! It’s fantastic that you’ve identified teaching as a core passion –– keep following that curiosity and see where it leads.

      Marie actually talks in depth about her journey into life coaching in her new book Everything is Figureoutable ( Marie actually got her start on Wall Street, and from there, moved into publishing. She was working for Mademoiselle Magazine when she came across an article on life coaching, and she simply lit up! She knew she had to pursue this new field, so she just kept going. She talks about that experience in the book, so definitely check it out.

      Marie discusses her life coaching beginnings in this episode here:

      She also talks about her first workshop ever in this episode here:

      You’ve got this, Casey! Thank you again for sharing your story with us, and keep going! All of us on Team Forleo are cheering you on. ?

      • Casey G. Nyambe

        You guys are simply thee absolute best. Thanks for the prompt reply! Totally checking out the recommended episodes and Marie’s two books are my next purchase.

        Thanks again. You ROCK!!!

  38. Hey Marie thank you so much for this episode! My main takeaways are:
    1. Do the [action] to become the [noun]
    2. The IDEA acronym.
    As a next step I’ll imagine the kind of life I want, without limiting myself and join a community that resonates with my passion. Tbh I don’t know how to develop the ‘community’ part, but I’m gonna start. Thanks again!

  39. Sue

    I can’t even express how this podcast captured me. This is exactly what I want, a life lived by my values and principles more and not by the values and principles of people from my past or who are around me now. This gives me hope that there are ways and means to make the life I want in this transitional place I am in my life.

  40. Awesome interview! You are both inspiring, and I already own one of these two books…so it’s time to get the OTHER one! 🙂 I know, I know…you are sitting there wondering…”which one does she have?”

    Wellllllll…since this interview came to me through Marie TV…I bet you already know! And, Marie…just the cover of your book has been keeping me inspired at a time when I am going through some of the most tragic and frightening challenges.
    Chase…can’t wait to read your masterpiece! Blessings to you both!

    • Jennifer - Team Forleo

      So glad you have Everything is Figureoutable, Nancy, and thrilled to hear it’s helping you get through some challenging times. We’ll be keeping you in our thoughts and are exciting for you to get Chase’s book too!

  41. That creating a huge amount of work is better for me than polishing one thing to perfection.
    I know perfection is a serial killer Marie 🙂

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yes! Such a great takeaway. 🙂

  42. Rachel Parkin

    So inspiring! Currently reading your book Marie, I cannot put it down or stop thinking about it! It is transforming the way I see things for good! Simply amazing and I will be recommending it to everyone! Having just listened to your podcast with Chase Jarvis, I am so excited to now read his book too (just pre-ordered it in the UK)! My main takeaway is that I never saw myself as a creative person….when actually I am, or I can be if I work at it. I can’t wait to learn and grow from this. Thank you so much!

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      Yay, Rachel! There’s definitely creativity in you. Sometimes you just have to figure out how it wants to be expressed. 🙂

  43. tracy

    What’s something you could do today that would bring you one step closer to embracing more creativity in your life? – I started reading Everything is Figureoutable! Not kidding- I don’t read books. I just don’t. I don’t make the time. For this book though, can’t pinpoint it, I just did.

    • Mandy - Team Forleo

      That’s so wonderful to hear, Tracy! It means a lot to us that Marie’s book is speaking to you so strongly. 🙂

  44. Gari

    loooovveeee this!
    you always know what to say! (ugly cry)

    • Maja - Team Forleo

      So glad you loved it, Gari!

  45. Britt

    This podcast is so amazing. I’m genuinely so happy I’ve found your website! I love this. So inspiring and helpful! Thanks for making a whole podcast around this and the book ! Wonderful wonderful wonderful.

  46. Nadjezda Dolgich

    I was looking forward to hear your innate, natural voice, coming from the heart! This voice made the book so easy and exiting to read.
    Please, keep and defend your voice through all your life , the best attraction you have, even ahead of your beauty.
    Looking forward to learn the Creative Writing…
    Yes, if calculated, then dies. Or cares negative energy.
    One way, not always possible to find job up to your talents, because of a fear to provide a living cost. However, in anything positive we do, possible add creativity.
    In case of realization own creative talents….. one should be prepare meet pain, poverty and misunderstanding on a new road for Human understanding. But when our creativity plays in unison with present time of peoples consciousness , then we can be in comfort.
    Matter of choice and matter of feeling happy or in misery, if we sabotage ourselves.
    To influence people in our time is popular move.
    To teach the creative writing is the tool to influence people.
    Wishing you always stay unique and shiny with joy. The gift in our hard times.

    With sincere gesture pf love,
    Nadya Dolgich

  47. I love the idea that creativity is a muscle.
    Thank you, Marie and Chase

  48. Vesna

    Marie, I like your Book and your bright personality a d ability to encourage others.
    However, for the most part you’re interviewing the people who does some form of art, but not serving others. I don’t think that doing some job like a doctor or a nurse, who doesn’t have some fabulous creativity going at the work place should quit the job and start writing a book or paint a picture. I like both, don’t get me wrong. I think you kind of got far away from group in our society who serve others in the hospitals and skill nursing facilities, so far from glamor but not less important for all of us, including sick artists, writes, actors, dancers and other very artistic professions.

  49. Agnese

    I have often frustrated my creative process. It’s unbelievable because I actually feel a push to do something but until now I always thought that my creative contribution to the world wasn’t worth much and that it was meaningless for others. Today I feel a different urge to create. I feel that this project that is slowly being built into my head is here with me and is waiting for me to shape it. This blog seems very interesting to me and I think I will come back often to get inspiration like the ones I received from this article. Thanks

  50. Pam Lewis

    YOU CAN’T STAND OUT AND FIT IN AT THE SAME TIME!!! Yes I’m shouting, but this is so simple and profound. How often do we say “I want to make a difference” but yet fight so hard to do it while still blending in. If we’re going to make a difference, we are going to stand out, we can’t do both – STAND OUT!!!

    Another true that emerged from the message that we are all creative – we are just creating different things is eliminating the idea that if you’re considered creative but fail to come up with some earth-shattering, never-thought-of-before idea, you are not as creative as you thought and maybe even a creative fraud. Creations can evolve over time – you don’t have to move the earth with every idea or design for it to be creative or effective.

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