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Creativity involves new connections, listening, that's right

Would you agree that you are the product of a creative act?

For you to exist, two cells connected for the first time in a hospitable environment, and grew.

This World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21, make new connections.

Why?

Every person, idea, group, organization, challenge, or opportunity carries a similar cell be it an idea or a question that, when paired with another, can give birth to a new solution, product, service, approach to life.

Help give birth to the world we want by making new connections with issues related to sustainability, personally, professionally, and intentionally, to create a world we want, and a world future generations will appreciate and be grateful for.

WCID (April 21)  and WCIWeek (April 15-21) provide a hospitable environment in which new connections can be started, nurtured and grow.

Listen. 

“Listening to each other gives birth to an unborn child,” said Vijay Ayer, jazz musician, and MacArthur Fellow. ” Music is made of us listening to each other.”

Let’s connect, listen and make music World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21.

This from Seth Godin

“If you want people to become passionate, engaged in a field, transformed by an experience — you don’t test them, you don’t lecture them and you don’t force them. Instead, you create an environment where willing, caring individuals can find an experience that changes them.

Quote from Seth Godin, “Will This Be on The Test?” on the quality of online education from 2016.  Bolding added.

Tip for WCID April 21.

Create a space in the world to create where there may not be one.

What sort of environment might you set up?
https://medium.com/swlh/will-this-be-on-the-test-237ae9cc53b4#.vxhetvxf7

Add your thoughts and ideas in the comment section.

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

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Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context.

Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:

Read this article and choose one behavior to begin or use during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 to 21 and beyond. You’ve got nothing to lose.

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10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People

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Creative people are humble and proud. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. Creative people are rebellious and conservative…

Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:

Find yourself described in this article? Save the date to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21.

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How To Be a Polymath | Praxis | Big Think

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“People as old as 90 who actively acquire new interests that involve learning retain their ability to learn. But if we stop taxing the nucleus basalis, it begins to dry up.”

Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:

There’s evidence that something as trivial as changing the path you use when you walk home from the subway can rewire your brain for the better.

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10 Ways to Overcome Creativity’s No.1 Crusher – World of Psychology

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“The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt,” wrote Sylvia Plath in her journal. And she couldn’t have been more accurate. Self-doubt can persuade us to s

Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:

You can use World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 to bolster your (and others’) creative confidence

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How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness

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The secret to lasting happiness might be neatly summed up in a cheesy neuroscience joke: “The neurons that fire together, wire together.”

Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:

We know there is a relationship between postive emotions and the capacity for broadening one’s thoughts… rewiring the brain for happiness?  Why not?

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