You may not realise some differences between ordinary folks and highly creative people. If you’re friends with highly creative people, you’ve probably noticed they see the world slightly differently. But scientists have found that their brains work differently, and their neural hardwiring is also unique. Creatives can sometimes be challenging to get along with, but it helps to understand why.
You might think that creativity is something you can’t do. So many people say, ‘oh, I’m just not the creative type.’ But it is within everyone to be creative. And it’s not just good for the soul to sketch or play with clay or embroider. Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes and has some unexpected benefits for the rest of your life.
You might think that being creative doesn’t stack up well with business. After all, the stereotype of the suffering artist or writer wrestling with the Muse doesn’t sound like a great candidate to run a company. But in fact, creative people make outstanding entrepreneurs.
Research has shown that there are some strategies you can use to stimulate creativity in your everyday life and benefit from new ways of thinking and problem-solving.
The nice thing about these ideas is they set you up for creativity later. When you need ideas, they'll already be there. All with seemingly no effort at all!