Pretty much everything he talks about applies to freelancers like us. Yes, what we do is creative!
I absolutely agree with him about “sleeping on” a problem. I have had the same experience many times. I’m struggling with something in the evening, sleep on it, and then find the answer to the problem is easy to see when I get up the next morning.
But most of all, I like what he said about carving out some space and time…a place where you can be creative. It’s hard or even impossible to be creative when you are being interrupted or distracted.
For freelancers, interruption often comes in the form of family members, or even pets, wanting your attention just while you are totally focused on some work. It can take a long time to regain that level of focus once the interruption has been resolved.
The other factor that destroys the calm of our creative moments is entirely our own fault – we allow ourselves to become distracted.
If you want to be more creative…carve out a place and time. Close the door. Turn off your phone, your email and, above all, all your social media pages and dashboards.
At our core, we are all creative. But creativity can’t happen if you don’t give it space…a calm and silent space.
Enjoy the video.
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