Watch this video. It's only a bit over 10 minutes long. And it's John Cleese. You won't regret the time you spend on it. It's about creativity, something we all need to pay close attention to.
Or watch it here on YouTube.
Cleese has two powerful pieces of advice for boosting your creativity:
- Recognize the power of working on your project while not working on it. Give yourself time and space away from the work, because your mind will keep working while do something else (even sleep). That subconscious work is often your best.
- Create boundaries that allow you to focus without interruption. Email, phone calls, and people walking in on you can kill your creativity. Protect yourself with boundaries.