I love doing great work, but more than that, I love having a creative process that grows as I do. But lately, I’ve been doing some soul-searching and reflecting on the other side of burnout. What was the cause? Was it the constant need for perceived perfection? Was it the never-ending comparison to other professionals? I think it was the lack of experimentation. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, I’m exploring three areas of creativity: the lab, process, and recipe. And why returning to the lab is just as important as having an excellent product.
- How often do you ask what if questions and then try to answer them with action?
- What is your laboratory? Is it your garage, a spare bedroom, the kitchen? Designate a space that you can enter for 15 minutes or hours at a time.
- How would you describe your creative process?
- How does your creative process allow you to bust through internal and external barriers?
- What do you love most about your creative process?
- What do you wish you could change?
- What are the creative artifacts you make for other people?
The Return to Experimentation
- When you think about returning to experimentation, does it strike fear in your perfection-seeking creative heart, or are you ready for a new chapter in your journey?
- Dessert Can Save the World: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes for a Stubbornly Joyful Existence by Christina Tosi
- Photo by Chris Ralston on Unsplash