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Stop wasting your creativity!

Posted by Deidre Rienzo on

Hi, I'm Deidre. In my posts, I talk about my voyage down the road of self-employment as a copywriting partner to designers, my achievements and roadblocks along the way, and what I’m learning as I go (with Marketing Mentor as my guide).

Ed Gandia gets up at 6am and does all sorts of creative stuff – draws and writes leisurely—before he starts working! I was shocked. I wanted to tell him: Ed, don’t use it up! Don’t use up your creativity on silly stuff.

But Ed proceeded to say that this makes him more creative.
Could I be wrong? Is creativity not a drainable commodity? Can you grow it like a plant?

In exercise, if you use your muscles more—they get stronger—and then they propel you even farther. Why don’t I think the same is true with creativity?

In the third and final class of Effortless Productivity, Ed provided a number of tips, but this one in particular is really driving me bananas. 

Perhaps I see an experiment in my future…

Also, I used the time management technique he suggested in class two. And yes, it vastly increased my productivity. To my surprise, it wasn’t painful at all—it was actually rather joyful. 

Wow, Ed. You already delivered what you promised—I really did accomplish 30% more today naturally—and I still have more tools to implement!

What’s your belief about creativity? Does it get used up? Or can you grow it? 

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