I’ve never thought of myself as a creative person. When I think of creative, I think of graphic design, drawing, writing and painting. I think of imagination.
In reality, I am a creative person in my own way. I write blog posts. I have a way of seeing marketing strategies for clients. I come up with some really cool ideas for my own business and for clients. I come up with creative solutions for building Infusionsoft campaigns when there’s a complex situation.
The one thing that I have to remind myself is to take time to allow the creative ideas to come to me. I can’t do it building Infusionsoft campaigns, talking to prospects and podcast guests, scrolling through Facebook, or watching TV. I need quiet time.
My quiet time comes while I’m driving the tractor or riding the lawnmower. No, I don’t just aimlessly ride around. 🙂 I’m actually bush hogging and mowing. If given a choice, I’ll do whichever one is going to take me the longest.
I’ve also discovered while on the tractor or lawnmower, I want quiet. In other words, I’m not listening to music or an audio book. It’s just the hum of the equipment I’m on. A few weeks ago while bush hogging, I actually wrote three blog posts in my mind… This is the first of those – you’ll have to stay tuned for the other two!
Recently I was talking to a Mastermind buddy and she said her creative time happens when she takes a bubble bath. She encourages her clients to find whatever it is that relaxes them and allows the creativity to happen.
And along the lines of creativity, I’m reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s book “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear”. It’s an inspirational book about tapping into your own creativity – and so much more!
I read this on Elizabeth Gilbert’s website and I couldn’t say it any better: “Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.”
It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but I encourage you to take time to sit quietly with yourself. Share with me below how you find your creativity!