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  • Creativity and Ego

    Creativity and Ego

    “My personal creative process has always been very torturous, because I try to be a perfectionist. That’s the way the ego works.”  Director Alejandro González Iñarritu, who goes on to say about ego: “It’s extraordinarily demanding; it’s a dictator; and it can push you to bring out the best in yourself. “But at the same […]

  • Using Our Demons To Create

    Using Our Demons To Create

    One of those cliches about creative expression is to “Write what you know.” Maybe it can be expanded to “Create from what you know and who you are.” Lena Dunham is the creator, executive producer, and one of the stars of the HBO series “Girls” about four young women living in New York. She bases […]

  • Trauma and Addiction: Colin Farrell and Other Creative People

    Trauma and Addiction: Colin Farrell and Other Creative People

    “Basically, I’d been fairly drunk or high since I was 14.” Colin Farrell
    Why do so many creative people use and abuse drugs, often to the point of addiction?
    There is of course no easy answer, but one of the factors for many people ma…

  • Do You Feel A Calling to Be Creative?

    Do You Feel A Calling to Be Creative?

    What leads, urges, even compels so many of us to be creatively expressive?
    Given that everyone is creative to some degree, why do many people choose careers in the arts, or work that actively engages their creativity?
    Most of us will never be actors or…

  • Misfits May Be Innovators

    Misfits May Be Innovators

    “It’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy.” Steve Jobs
    According to some writers and research, some of the “big names” of creativity and innovation share personal qualities with various sorts of “misfits.”
    In her F…

  • Be More Creative: Be Highly Sensitive.

    Be More Creative: Be Highly Sensitive.

    People with the personality trait of high sensitivity have qualities that can help make them more creative, including a greater awareness of subtleties in emotional and sensory detail.
    Creativity coach Lisa A. Riley comments, “I have encountered …


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  • More interviews from the TalentDevelop sites

    More interviews from the TalentDevelop sites

    More text and audio interviews from the Talent Development Resources series of sites: Print / text interviews [several dozen psychologists, writers, directors, actors and other creative people] Creativity and Women – more than 30 text interviews, such as: ~~~ Article publié pour la première fois le 20/01/2012

  • Dealing With Stress To Be More Creative

    Dealing With Stress To Be More Creative

    Creativity coach, author and psychologist Eric Maisel, PhD, notes “Some people become doctors, lawyers, accountants, or marketing executives. Some people stay at home and raise a family.
    “But millions of people make another sort of choice, …

  • More Goofing Off and Daydreaming: More Creative Thinking

    Don’t we need to keep practicing, keep learning, keep busy to be creatively productive? A number of psychologists and artists say daydreaming or otherwise “wasting time” is actually a way to enhance creativity. For example, author Barbara Abercrombie writes about working on an essay about her divorce, but not having created an outline or idea […]

  • Linda Dessau on coaching creativity

    Linda Dessau on coaching creativity

    Linda Dessau, MTA, CPCC is a founder of Genuine Coaching Services; a music therapist accredited by the Canadian Association for Music Therapy, and a Certified Professional Co-active Coach. In this interview, Linda talks about her work as a therapist using singing and other forms of music, and how she helps people develop through creativity coaching. […]

  • Enhancing Creative Achievement With Visualization

    Enhancing Creative Achievement With Visualization

    “If I hadn’t visualized playing athletes, I wouldn’t have gotten ‘Major League.’ If I hadn’t visualized playing a president, David Palmer never would have happened.”
    Creating visualizations of what you want to accomplish can be a …

  • Responding Creatively to Disaster and Turmoil

    Like other people, those in the arts often respond quickly to disasters like hurricanes. Doing a Google search for “celebrity response to hurricane sandy” I located a recent Tweet by Jennifer Lopez ‏@JLo: If you need a safe place to stay, shelter info avail. in #RedCross HurricanApp #Sandy http://bit.ly/red__cross This evening is a broadcast of […]

  • Jenna Avery on helping sensitive souls thrive

    Jenna Avery on helping sensitive souls thrive

    Jenna Avery has identified herself as “The Life Coach for Sensitive Souls” – helping individuals recognize and more fully express their gifts as highly sensitive people. In our interview, she talks about some of the challenges we may face in taking care of ourselves and living our purpose, such as being overly self-critical or not […]

  • Journaling to Bring Creative Ideas to Life

    Journaling to Bring Creative Ideas to Life

    Maybe you kept a diary – or still do. Or use a notebook as a helpful tool for personal growth, or to track ideas.
    Artists, as well as entrepreneurs and other creative people, often use storyboards, journals, mindmapping and other idea tools for d…

  • Does Creativity Have An Expiration Date?

    The late Jane Russell famously starred in “The Outlaw” in 1943. In 2006, at 84, she was singing Cole Porter songs in a review she helped create called “The Swinging Forties.” Other examples of mature creators include these: At 96 Martha Graham premiered her choreographed work The Maple Leaf Rag. Sidney Sheldon wrote his last […]

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