I’ve spent a great deal of time lately thinking about creativity, innovation, and the role of art in the workplace. We focus on the strategies, the outcomes, the output of our work. These are all important, but how do we become creative? Where does innovation fit into our work on a daily basis? My search for a deeper understanding began infiltrating my own life and work.

Questions keep rolling around in my head

  • How am I an artist?
  • How do I create “art”?
  • How is my work creative?

“Every child is born an artist. The trick is remaining one as an adult.”

As always, my go-to response is to research or find a book to help me figure things out. Several caught my eye and have given me insights into these questions, such as Greg McKeown’s Essentialism; Tyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit; and, Steven Pressfield’s The Artist’s Journey.

This week, I picked up a book by Julia Cameron who wrote The Artists Way. In this newest book, It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again, I hope to find a pathway to answer my three burning questions to be and become my best.

Find your inner artist

Every now and then, it’s just good to stop, reassess, reset, and have the courage to look deeply at where we are and how we can make a difference in the world.

Self-expression is something that does not end—and should not—ever stop. Each of us is creative. Each of us has something unique to bring to the world. —Julia Cameron

I have much to do and think about.

And always—

Be kind. Be brave. Be you.

Photo: © Kathryn LeRoy