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Becoming More Creative in Business

September 25, 2019

Wednesday Wisdom, Inspiration, Motivation for Women Entrepreneurs, Women in Business, Small Business

Sitting comfortably in my pool house, painted the color of peanut butter with white fluff colored trim, I nestle into a mahogany chair. Wearing a pink hat and pink glasses, I test the volume of my computer and sip a cup of dark rich coffee waiting for a Zoom lesson in creative writing to begin.

At the ring of a bell my educator, a woman entrepreneur from Rochester, appeared on screen with beautiful blonde hair sitting in a soothing seafoam green room. “Good Morning,” she says. I’m giddy with delight to talk and learn as the cloudy skies finally allow sunshine to stream on my desk. Immersed in conversation, with a large white writing pad at my side, we begin our discussion which will lead me into a creative writing mindset to finish my first book. Most people probably think writing is easy for me since I’ve been writing a Wednesday Wisdom for fifteen years, but a book is a different type of writing especially when it’s about a life experience.

The hour and a half lesson, with fun writing prompts, goes fast. At one point after closing my eyes, I’m taken to a favorite meadow, sitting among tall grasses and wildflowers, to glean wisdom abounding from the setting. If you read my weekly inspirational newsletters, you already understand nature is a perfect inspiration for me. As the guide prompts questions and I write answers in long form, my journey as a more creative writer begins.

I envision myself sitting in a field nestled on my Italian grandparent’s eight acres of property situated 5 miles from my home in Rome. As I drift into the setting, I realize Sunday marks my grandparent’s 90th anniversary and my 30th wedding anniversary. Married on the same day, 60 years apart on purpose, I wonder if this intuitive writing guide instinctively tuned into the other realm. The words for the book spill out. I realize when the session is over, I needed both and to sense my grandparents again with our special joint day on the horizon.

I hope today’s Wednesday Wisdom inspires you to do one or two things. First, consider hiring a coach or consultant to help you get over any hurdle in your business. It could be a creative hurdle like mine or a financial, business or planning hurdle. Second, plan time in your calendar to be creative. Creativity comes in many entrepreneurial forms such as writing, speaking, designing, planning and collaborating. What areas of your business world could use more creativity? Do you need prompts like I did to settle into a creative mind frame to advance your work? If so, do something constructive so you can move forward.

Before there were coaches and consultants, I hired a graphic designer and artist to open up my creative self. I needed to get inside their minds to transform my own vision. Time spent with an artistic woman was always beneficial and complimented my logical mind. Sometimes opposites attract and in doing so help create new visions and opportunities for a business.

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