A Recipe for Cooking Creativity Ingredients: A Pint of Imagination An ounce of Vision and Exploration Oz of Vision and Exploration Cup of Logical and Analytical Approach Tablespoon of Understanding A Cup of Productive Brainstorming 2 Quarts of Abstract Thinking and Awareness Sprinkle with a 30-minute phone consultation with CreativCe We are all at [...]
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A Recipe for Cooking Creativity in Marketing Ideas
A Recipe for Cooking Creativity
A Pint of Imagination
An ounce of Vision and Exploration
Oz of Vision and Exploration
Cup of Logical and Analytical Approach
Tablespoon of Understanding
A Cup of Productive Brainstorming
2 Quarts of Abstract Thinking and Awareness
Sprinkle with a 30-minute phone consultation with...
A Recipe for Cooking Creativity
- A Pint of Imagination
- An ounce of Vision and Exploration
- Oz of Vision and Exploration
- Cup of Logical and Analytical Approach
- Tablespoon of Understanding
- A Cup of Productive Brainstorming
- 2 Quarts of Abstract Thinking and Awareness
- Sprinkle with a 30-minute phone consultation with CreativCe
We are all at one point or another overtaken by loss of creativity. It steals our time away as we desperately try to find the spark to reignite the lost flame of passion. Luckily for you, there is a recipe you can follow to cook up a very nourishing meal of creativity. The necessary ingredients are all objects you constantly keep on your person; and the preparation is as simple as you are dedicated to reclaiming that lost creativity.
You’ll need both a pot and a pan to completely cook creativity to perfection. Make sure they’re both completely clean before using them. The first step is pouring a pint of imagination into a pot to boil on the right burner. While it’s reaching its boiling point, pour an ounce of vision and exploration into your pan. The vision will act as a catalyst for the later ingredients to cook, and the exploration helps to bring out the best of the creativity’s flavor. When your mixture in the pan has been boiling for several minutes, add a tablespoon of understanding. When it is first added, your mixture will stop boiling. As the understanding slowly dissolves and assimilates into your concoction, the boiling will commence once more. You should notice that the mixture is thicker now – that’s exactly how you want it.
By now, the imagination in your pot should be boiling. It’s time for a big step – adding the brainstorming, one cup to be exact. Pour as slowly as possible when adding the brainstorming because when it reacts with the imagination, the temperature will drastically increase and cause mild sizzling. The more of this combination that sizzles out of the pot, the less appetizing your final creativity will be.
Back to your pan mixture, it should have greatly thickened by now. Expect something with the consistency of honey. If not, continue to let it cook. When it has reached that appropriate consistency, take the contents of the pan and slowly pour them into your boiling mixture in the pot. Like the vision/exploration acted as a catalyst for the understanding, the imagination and brainstorming acts as a catalyst for the honey-like mixture in the pan to properly cook. As the two mixtures blend together, they will become thicker and thicker until it transforms into something that resembles jell-o. Once it’s there, you know that you’ve completely cultivated creativity.
This recipe may all simply be metaphor for something greater, but there still exists a fairly solid literal interpretation of how to harness your creative energy. If you’ve found that you seem to be lacking creativity and it’s really been eating away at you, likely this is one of the main problems. You need to try to start with a blank slate and be optimistic about your endeavors to find a creative spark; hence cleaning the cooking materials beforehand.
Most creativity occurs on the right side of the brain, and so that’s where we put our most important ingredients. However, if the left side doesn’t agree with the right, and doubts enter your mind, you can have some serious issues. The vision and exploration on the right side provide us with the insight we need to avoid making that fundamental error.
By the time everything preceding has been observed, it becomes much simpler to synthesize a creative environment. Combine your now-rational right side with your fully-functioning creative left side to tap into the best of your abstract thought. Obtain and manipulate information from your surroundings, twist ideas in ways that defy their natural physicality or mentality. Create new things from those of old. Rely on anything possible for inspiration: the environment, conversations, entertainment media, and anything else that provides you with provocative stimuli.
Over the course of a week, let your ideas and observations simmer down in a notebook or journal. After writing one down, don’t re-read it until you’re ready to tackle them all. When that time comes, take a peek at your fantastic; and maybe not-so-fantastic ideas. You may not always realize the worth of an idea in the moment that it’s conceived, but if you give it time to cool, you’ll find that it’s much more appetizing.
Cecelia Jones is a hopeless sushi addict and Vision Chef who cooks creative marketing ideas for small businesses. She has excellent ideas and would bring awesomeness to the vision of your company. How do you like your ideas cooked? Scrambled? Fried? Boiled?
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