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- Creativity is the new black. But why?
- Before I answer – and sit tight because I will – let me break some common misconceptions here.
- Now, to answer your question… Why would anyone want to be creative?
Creativity is the new black. But why?
What exactly is this mysterious thing we call creativity? Apparently, in 2017 the word creative was the 9th most used word on LinkedIn profiles. Sounds like a good thing, right? So many creative people! Oh boy, I wish!
Unfortunately, this word became just another buzzword that everybody uses. Why? Probably because every other job now requires it. However, only some people are actually able to show any creative thinking.
Here’s the thing though. If you label yourself as a “creative person”, you better prove it by some action too. Because otherwise your CV/proposal ends up in a trash right away. #sorrynotsorry
The real question here is, why would you even want to be this “creative mind”. Isn’t it for artists? Your profession does not require any handicraft or artistic eye so why do they want to you to think creatively?
Before I answer – and sit tight because I will – let me break some common misconceptions here.
1. Creativity is NOT a talent or a gift you are born with.
Absolutely not! Its a skill anybody can learn!
2. Being creative does NOT mean that you have to be an artist.
It means that you are able to think about things in a different way (out of box thinking if you will). It also means being original. And last but not least having a courage to express your unique point of view.
“Giving the world something it didn’t know it was missing.”
– Daniel Pink