John Cleese Podcast Lecture on Creativity and Originality: The 5 factors that you can arrange to make your lives more creative

‘Creativity is not a talent, it is a way of operating’ John Cleese

Following from my post a few days ago on strategies for manifesting creativity, I remembered this excellent seminar from the early nineties with John Cleese on the very same subject. It’s total gold dust from writers and filmmakers and you can listen to it here.

Below is a rather lovely infographic made by the guys over at Digital Splash that6 covers this seminar.

The 5 factors that you can arrange to make your lives more creative

1. Space
‘You can’t become playful, and therefore creative, if you’re under your usual pressures.’

2. Time
‘It’s not enough to create space; you have to create your space for a specific period of time.’

3. Time
‘Giving your mind as long as possible to come up with something original’

4. Confidence
‘Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.’

5. Humour
‘The main evolutionary significance of humour is that it gets us from the closed mode to the open mode quicker than anything else.’

Cracking stuff.

Onwards and upwards!

Chris Jones
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