This thursday Friday and Saturday I'll be at 1728 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 947
by, 04-19-2011 at 09:14 AM (1754 Views)
The the Fresno convention . I will be offering my FREE seminar on unblocking you creativity!
“ A CONVERSATION WITH SHOTSIE GORMAN”
A SEMINAR PRESENTED “FREE OF CHARGE” available for ARTIST ATTENDEES OF THE FRESNO TATTOO EXPO
My material needs for the seminar are as Follows: are a slide projector and viewing screen. access to light control in the room, if possible a dry erase board and markers.
Duration is one hour with Question and Answer period following.
A power Point slide show and discussion that covers and ranges from creativity , quantum physics, Brain mapping, Creative visualizations, finding your own voice.
How to Deal with Creative Challenges SHOTSIE WILL SHOW YOU HOW to deal effectively with creative abilities instead of feeling overwhelmed by numerous ideas, interests and projects. Work with creative resistance and dissolve creative ‘blocks’ Cultivate ‘flow’ and bring creative projects to actual completion!
If you wonder about your creativity or are having difficulty manifesting your creativity into a successful and fulfilling experience, you are not alone. However, you may be the only highly creative person in your immediate environment. That experience can feel psychologically isolating.
Shotsie will provide actual tools to help you through this process.
ARE THESE YOUR ISSUES?
1. Trying to Find the “Right” Answer
One of the worst aspects of formal education is the focus on the correct answer to a particular problem. While this approach helps us function in society, it hurts creative thinking because real-life issues are ambiguous. There’s often more than one “correct” answer, and the second one you come up with might be better than the first. “THERE ARE NO RIGHT ANSWER IN CREATIVITY!”
2. Logical Thinking
Not only is real life ambiguous, it’s often illogical to the point of madness. While critical thinking skills based on logic are one of our main strengths in evaluating the feasibility of a creative idea, it’s often the enemy of truly innovative thoughts in the first place.
One of the best ways to escape the constraints of your own logical mind is to think . One of the reasons why metaphors work so well in communications is that we accept them as true without thinking about it. When you realize that “truth” is often symbolic, you’ll often find that you are actually free to come up with alternatives.
3. Following Rules
One way to view creative thinking is to look at it as a destructive force. You’re tearing away the often arbitrary rules that others have set for you, and asking either “why” or “why not” whenever confronted with the way “everyone” does things.
This is easier said than done, since people will often defend the rules they follow even in the face of evidence that the rule doesn’t work. People love to celebrate rebels like Richard Branson, but few seem brave enough to emulate him. Quit worshipping rule breakers and start breaking some rules.
4. Being Practical
Like logic, practicality is hugely important when it comes to execution, but often stifles innovative ideas before they can properly blossom. Don’t allow “YOUR PERSONAL CRITIC” into the same room with your inner artist. I will discuss how to get the critic out of your head!
5. Play is Not Work
You’ve heard the expression “work hard and play hard.” All you have to realize is that they’re the same thing to a creative thinker.
6. Being a “Serious” Person
Most of what keeps us civilized boils down to conformity, consistency, shared values, and yes, thinking about things the same way everyone else does.
7. Avoiding Ambiguity
We rationally realize that most every situation is ambiguous to some degree. And although dividing complex situations into black and white boxes can lead to disaster, we still do it. It’s an innate characteristic of human psychology to desire certainty.
8. MAKING MISTAKES OR Being Wrong is Bad
We hate being wrong, and yet mistakes often teach us the most. Thomas Edison was wrong 1,800 times before getting the light bulb right. Edison’s greatest strength was that he was not afraid to be wrong.
SO IF YOU ARE WONDERING HOW THE GUYS IN THE MAGAZINES ARE GETTING ALL THOSE IDEAS , HOW TO LOSE YOUR SELF CRITIC, HOW TO ENGAGE IN A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR SELF? THEN JOIN IN
“THE CONVERSATION WITH SHOTSIE GORMAN”
FREE-- AT THE Fresno CA \
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