Are you a creative genius, or do you have a creative genius? What if you do and you just don’t know it?

Could changing the way we talk about creativity change our perspective on how it functions? If we accept it as an inconsistent force, could we change the way we approach creative processes?

Elusive Creative Genius

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After the wild success of her book Eat, Pray, Love, author Elizabeth Gilbert began to speak out about the nature of genius, and the source of creativity. In her 2009 TED Talk on this subject, she discusses the sources of our creative inspiration, and gives us a new way of looking at the creative mind.

This is one of my favorite TED Talks, and has changed the way I approach my work irrevocably!

Via: TED 1

Is there an elusive creative genius?

So, maybe you aren’t convinced there are creative forces floating around the world, but there is something to be said about the out of body experience artist, musicians, writers, and athletes sometimes feel when they are producing their best work or playing their best game.

Something to ponder!

If you are looking for a little more creative inspiration, check out this great video on how you can boost your creativity. It might just put you in the right mood to catch that elusive creative spark when it comes along!

-Liesl,

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”-Victor Borge

Liesl can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV

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Notes:

  1. Gilbert, Elizabeth. “Your Elusive Creative Genius.” TED.com. TED, Feb. 2009. Web. 25 Jan. 2016. <https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius?language=en#t-738483>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

COO Ever Widening Circles

Liesl is a camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often floundering—yoga lover. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV