I recently attended my first TED conference – TEDxLansing. I was moved to attend the event not only because it was taking place at my alma matter (Michigan State University) but more importantly I knew it would be a perfect way to make a huge deposit in my creativity bank.
Your individual creativity is a limited resource, just like your time or money. There is not an endless supply. You cannot consistently make withdrawals and never make deposits. Much like your financial bank account too many withdrawals and not enough deposits will leave you broke and overdrawn.
As a marketer, I am constantly being asked to provide my creative resources to clients. I am called upon to generate unique ideas that can help businesses increase their bottom line while building relationships with their customers.
Education, life, family, and jobs tend to suck the creativity right out of us. Therefor we must consciously and actively seek out things that can enhance our creativity.
Because we are all unique, what may inspire me and be a deposit in my creative bank, may not inspire you. We must make it our mission to find the things that inspires us and make sure we are adding those things into our life.
Here are some things I try to do on a regular basis to ensure my creativity is being fed. Add some things that help feed your creativity in the comments section below and I will add them to this post.