Ken Kinard on the creativity you need to rebuild from a crisis

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Ken Kinard on the creativity you need to rebuild from a crisis


Ken Kinard, founder of Accent Interactive, reviews three ways that businesses and business owners are responding to the COVID-19 crisis.  Then we pivot to a discussion of the creative process and how to ensure you are creating the time and space to be creative.  Are you embracing your God-given creativity and building habits that foster creativity?

Conversation Highlights:

-Are you collapsing, containing or creating?

-Give yourself space to be creative.

-Establish habits or patterns for creativity.  Start with Input (fill the well).  Proceed to Output (make drafts and create).  Then move to Refinement (get feedback, make changes, iterate, revisit previous creative work).  This can foster a good creative process for you.

-Concerning the Input step, beware of “garbage in, garbage out.” (Although one man’s trash can be another man’s treasure!)

-The posture of a creative is to be open to new things, but to also be discerning and wise about the sources of our input.

-Harness and develop your inner voice.  Carefully curate your sources of input—so that you can trust your output.

-Stick with an idea or project long enough to test its effectiveness.  At the same time, make sure you have an honest coach who can give you feedback that helps make sense of your creative output and nurture your good ideas to fruition.

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This conversation was recorded in April 2020.