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DIY Creativity Camp

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5 minutes a day for 14 days

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March 15, 2017

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any,” said Alice Walker

Can the same be said for creativity? Can we say that the most common way for people to dismiss creativity is to say they don’t have any? How many times have you thought of yourself as “not a creative” person? What is creative anyway? Is a painter creative? How about an accountant?

Our opinion is that everyone can be creative - and that includes both the painter and the accountant. (Notice that we didn’t say artistic.)

Michelangelo (the sculptor, not the ninja turtle) is believed to have said “In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and in action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.”

What if we start from the premise that there is a creative person in every one of us, waiting patiently to be revealed in all its glory? And put to work. That creative person is no slacker.

Not everyone may feel like that. In this course, we’ll start from the assumption that we are all creative. And you’ll have to start from that assumption too. If you don’t believe that (yet), then do us a favor and apply a little bit of suspension of disbelief for the next two weeks. If you do believe it, GREAT! Either way, we’ll have some fun together. Every day, you'll receive a creative exercise that will take ten minutes or less. Your only assignment is to have fun doing it.

P.S. We promise there will be no Steve Jobs quotes in this course.