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The Creative You e1: Functional Fixedness

The Creative You Podcast

Release Date: 07/02/2019

The Creative You e21: Developing Your Business Story Pt.1 of 4 show art The Creative You e21: Developing Your Business Story Pt.1 of 4

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CJ will share an overview of this four-part series on how to make your customer the hero of their story instead of your product or service. The overview will include pain points, obstacles, desire to change, and people's responses to change.

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The Creative You e20: Bypass Critical Thinking show art The Creative You e20: Bypass Critical Thinking

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CJ shares the Flip-It game that helps reset our creative mode by shutting down critical thinking.

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The Creative You e19: Burning Ice show art The Creative You e19: Burning Ice

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CJ shares a winter camping experience that turns into a business principle and explores what is not next, opening our creative mind to all kinds of solutions.

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The Creative You e18: Questioning Our Assumptions show art The Creative You e18: Questioning Our Assumptions

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After admitting we make assumptions, we can increase our creativity in business with 3 techniques: State or list the assumptions to determine if they are self-imposed, challenge the assumptions, develop new assumption-free ideas for empowerment. 

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The Creative You e17: Become Better Explorers show art The Creative You e17: Become Better Explorers

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CJ discusses how to break habits or get out of the ruts that block us, and increase our creativity through exploration.

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The Creative You e16: Ask without Asking show art The Creative You e16: Ask without Asking

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CJ shares a communication game to force us to pay attention to how others perceive our comments. He also shares the restaurant version of the game.

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CJ and Rebecca discuss how a Decor Board can instantly rejuvenate your creativity and how to build one.

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The Creative You e14: Phil Cooke Interview show art The Creative You e14: Phil Cooke Interview

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CJ interviews Phil Cooke on the development of his Unique planner designed for creatives.

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The Creative You e13: Sounds and Creativity show art The Creative You e13: Sounds and Creativity

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CJ and Rebecca chat about how we can use sound to drive our creativity when working on a project.

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The Creative You e12: Idea Springboard show art The Creative You e12: Idea Springboard

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CJ discusses how to use irrational ideas as a springboard for logical thoughts. He uses three simple steps in the process: Start with an extreme idea by saying, "I wish..." or "How to...", play with the ideas until something pops up that is relevant to the real situation, and then transition it through logical thought to create the final solution.

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In this pilot episode, CJ shares about the importance of developing our creativity to balance our logic—no one likes to live an unbalanced life. CJ also shares that functional fixedness can restrict our ability to innovate and how we must practice creativity to overcome our imbalance.