Where Does It Come From?

Creativity refers to the phenomenon whereby a person creates something new (a product, a solution, a work of art, a novel, a joke, etc.) that has some kind of value. What counts as "new" may be in reference to the individual creator, or to the society or domain within which the novelty occurs. What counts as "valuable" is similarly defined in a variety of ways. -Wiki (Yes I used Wiki!)

Creativity. It's the bread and butter of almost any business, life activity, and how we interact with people. We need creativity in the job market to create new products, improve on products, even how to sell a product. In life we find the need for creativity even when we draw, make food for our families, and (yes I will say it) clean the house. You can even ask me sometime some creative tricks to clean your house better ;) In addition to business, and life activities, creativity can also be used in our speech, how we talk with people. The choice of words and when we use them needs to be tactful and creative in a way.  

Why do I have all this creative talk going on? Well creativity, like money, does not grow on trees. We as a group, and even as an individual, have to brain storm, plan out, and execute creative ideas all the time. But what about when you get writers block, what about when you are brain dead (figuratively speaking of course), what about, what about, what about? Sometimes, it's when we have nothing to work with, or no ideas that we seem to hit the creative gold mine, as it were. Well when we have little to work with, it can motivate us to work harder, to think outside the box, to push what we have to its full potential, finding new ways to use them for the better! Sometimes we think, "If I had this better product or service, even if I had more money I could do a better job."


But think of this, there is two people, both hired to throw the same party but on different days to see who is better. Note: Guy 1 has half the budget of Guy 2. With this they set off and buy their products, hire other employees, and "create" the party venue. Guy 1 takes a huge risk and does nothing safe, trying to push everything to it's limits and tries to use what he has in a new way. Where as Guy 2, with all the extra money, buys all nice stuff, but doesn't do a very good job making it all tie in-together, which makes you end up with a lot of nice things at a party that don't really go well together. In the end I would say Guy 1 was more creative, and his employer would mostly have him plan the next party with more money.


If you are diligent with little (with what you have), you will be given more! Guy 1, because he had less, was pushed to his limit! He was at a point where creativity was flying!


Have a creative Friday!


Peter Mahar - Destination Wedding Photographer - Portland OR