Celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week

 

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Celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week 

World Creativity and Innovation Week was the brainchild of Marci Segal. During World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 people are acknowledged, informed, inspired and encouraged to use their creativity – to be open to and generate new ideas, to be open to and make new decisions and to be open to and take new actions – that make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too.

It’s something you create it for your home, your school, your community, your business, with your customers.

Here are twenty things you can do starting today.

  1. Listen to my conversation with founder  and creative activist Marci Segal http://ow.ly/L9BhN
  2. Eat an ice cream sundae for breakfast
  3. Take a different route to work
  4. Make a meal you never did before
  5. Have your family make a centerpiece out of found objects
  6. Have a come as you wish you were party
  7. Talk to a stranger and ask them what they need…and get it for them                                                                             marci_segal_photo_
  8. Sing in the shower
  9. Learn something new
  10. Dream a better world and take one action step to make it a reality
  11. Imagine yourself as a superhero
  12. Ask what if questions
  13. Organize recess at your office
  14. Write a  big thank you to everyone you know and post it on Facebook
  15. Create a vision board on Pinterest
  16. Take a selfie
  17. Scribble and doodle
  18. Take an architectural tour of your hometown
  19. Plant a garden
  20. Visit a new art gallery or museum

The possibilities are endless, nothing is too small. This is your time to create new ideas, make new decision and take new actions.  Join me and other Creative Activists as we come together to support and share our creativity to make the world a better place. » bit.ly/CreativeActivists

 

 

Twenty Awesome Creativity Quotes in Honor of World Creativity and Innovation Week

Twenty Awesome Creativity Quotes in Honor of World Creativity and Innovation Week

“The things we fear most in organizations — fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances — are the primary sources of creativity.” – Alfred North Whitehead

“As competition intensifies, the need for creative thinking increases. It is no longer enough to do the same thing better . . . no longer enough to be efficient and solve problems.” – Edward de Bono

There’s room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you’re trying to be like somebody else, then there isn’t.” – Tori Amos

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” – Joseph Chilton Piercecreativity1    “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” – Dr. Seuss

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

“Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” – Bill Moyers

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people” – Leo Burnett

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will” – George Bernard Shaw

“Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become.” John O’Donohue

“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” — Alan Alda

 “The world is but a canvas to the imagination.”— Henry David Thoreau

 “Listen to anyone with an original idea, no matter how absurd it may sound at first. If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need.” — William McKnight

 “Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.” ―Martin Luther King Jr

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, the just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while” – Steve Jobs

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’?” – George Bernard Shaw

“The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.”
– Arthur Koestler

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” – John Cage

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” -Ken Robinson

“Creativity takes courage. ” -Henri Matisse

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on” – Albert Einstein

 What are you doing to honor world creativity and innovation week?