Creativity to it’s very definition is the ability to make or bring into existence something new, whether a new solution to a problem or a new method. So when “Steal like an Artist” came out and stated that in fact no one is creative or special since all creativity is bred from someone else’s ideas it was tough to argue since creativity essentially is about doing something new. Now some people take this quite literally and take the definition for what it is worth but for me I see creativity in more of a broadened sense. From a business perspective creativity can be found in lots of ways including using it as a problem solving tool or maybe a path to product designs for your company.
Confidence is a dangerous aspect to have when writing. On one end when writing on sensitive topics it takes a lot of confidence to drive your point home and to get through to the readers while not overstepping boundaries at the same time. Along with that same point some of the most influential pieces have been controversial and took lots of confidence to write. Confidence is a powerful tool in writing and allows the writer to say what he needs to say but you always need to be careful with what you say about certain things.
One of the best ways to gain confidence and to be a better writer in general is simply to just write more. Being exposed to doing more papers, doing more reports and just communicating more through writing allows you to become more comfortable with what you write. Another way to become more confident is to have someone review what you write and get both positive and negative feedback.
Some stuff that I really enjoy is both sports and more so being around my friends and being in a social setting with those that I know. I can’t really implement my friends into my workplace but what I can do is be outgoing in whatever job comes next and develop a good social setting for myself. Does anyone really like doing work without any social aspects in it? Another thing that I enjoy while at work is to be occupied. I love a good challenge at work and really makes the time go by. When I am just sitting around and doing nothing I just count the seconds until I leave, but when I am tasked with something tough it interests me and I love the problem solving aspect of it.
Overall I thought this was a really good book with a lot of good point made in it. One point in particular that stood out to me was the fact that you need to take a break from the internet and be more out there. This can be tied to creativity as well as you need to go out into the real world and be yourself. I try to follow this rule already and love being active and connect with others.
One thing that I somewhat disliked was something that I brought up earlier. The point that you can no longer be creative since you leach off of someone else’s creativity is putting creativity into a box. I feel like creativity has been modernized and is now something that can be closely tied to problem solving and is a great tool to have in the business world.