The Creative You Podcast
The Creative You is where everyone becomes more creative. Join creative specialist, CJ Powers, and Host, Rebecca Boskovic, each week to learn new ways of expanding your creativity for use at work, home, and in your community.
info_outline The Creative You e21: Developing Your Business Story Pt.1 of 4 12/09/2019
The Creative You e21: Developing Your Business Story Pt.1 of 4 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.
info_outline The Creative You e18: Questioning Our Assumptions 11/11/2019
The Creative You e18: Questioning Our Assumptions 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.
info_outline The Creative You e12: Idea Springboard 10/02/2019
The Creative You e12: Idea Springboard 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.
info_outline The Creative You e11: Ice Cream Perspective 09/24/2019
The Creative You e11: Ice Cream Perspective CJ shares about how an ice cream exercise can help us get out of thinking ruts. He also teaches an imaginary interview technique that can broaden our perspective and help us prepare for real-world situations.
info_outline The Creative You e8: Using a Vision Book 09/02/2019
The Creative You e8: Using a Vision Book Vision books are designed to generate the emotions that feed the passion for a project. CJ shares the differences between vision boards and books, and how to use a vision book to make sure a passionate project is never derailed.
info_outline The Creative You e7: Interview with Ken Karlson 08/26/2019
The Creative You e7: Interview with Ken Karlson CJ interviews professional singing artist, Ken Karlson, on the topic of creativity. Ken's career included being the lead singer for Yesterday's Children, a Chicago sporting events singer, and a jingles singer for television spots.
info_outline The Creative You e4: 5 Steps to Creative Action 07/31/2019
The Creative You e4: 5 Steps to Creative Action Creativity is a craft that can be developed and there are 5 steps to creative action that includes capturing what stirs, exploring the emotions, birthing an idea through brainstorming, play, and polishing.
info_outline The Creative You e3: 6 Things Everyone is Willing to Talk About 07/23/2019
The Creative You e3: 6 Things Everyone is Willing to Talk About CJ discusses the six things everyone is willing to talk about with a new associate, client, or acquaintance.
info_outline The Creative You e1: Functional Fixedness 07/02/2019
The Creative You e1: Functional Fixedness 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.