Being creative

Blank paper and a pencil

Being creative can begin with a piece of blank paper, a pencil and five free minutes.” #bgdtcoaching.

The idea of ‘being creative‘ can bring a sense of trepidation to some folk. Perhaps it is the image of nothing staring up from an empty page.

So often life, and indeed work, is a case of shuffling existing things around, moving them into different positions, formats or the like. When the need to be creative arises it may catch us unprepared if we have gotten out of the habit of thinking original thoughts, being creative rather than repetitive with our time.

We could choose to see the idea of being creative as a merging of creating and being active. Whether this is etymologically sound is not important here. What does stand out though is the idea that we need to do something if we are to enter the process of being creative.

After perhaps a moment of day-dreaming, action is required. We might choose to doodle, write random words or images, letting the pencil wander. Stepping back from conscious thinking, we allow thoughts to flow freely. And whatever it is we set down whilst ‘being creative‘, we can always enhance, improve or delete in a second moment.

But how do you connect with the concept of being creative? To join the conversation, please leave a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this Being creative post.

Kindest regards.


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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.


Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).


2 Responses to Being creative

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Being creative for me it’s to be able to express myself: writing, painting…., freely, without worrying with perfection, or to please others. Focus on putting what is inside me on the outside world.

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