Accepting Iteration

The Columbus Museum of Art hosted a Creativity Summit this last week, and it was nothing short of incredible. My employer Zipline Logistics sponsored the summit, and as an attendee, I took away tons of value.

Infusing creativity into education was a major theme (which I’ll likely continue to blog about beyond this post) and I learned a lot that will benefit internal communications back at my office. Personally, I also learned about enhancements I can make to my own creative process.


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Experience and Creativity

Steve Jobs has a quote that explains where true creativity stems from, “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”

Exposure; having as many experiences as possible in order to naturally make connections, dream up new solutions, and be truly creative. I mean, you only know what you know. Right? You have to learn more and see more in order to instinctively form new ideas.

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Listening to My Energy

Occasionally I produce sub-par work. It happens when I am “low energy.” My writing turns clunky, I make silly mistakes, and I waste precious time.


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