How to unlock creativity — for your child, yourself, and your business

How to see that you are creative

The number one thing I hear with my team and clients is that they are not creative. So uncreative that they completely pass off the effort and possible joy of playing in creativity. In order for us to unlock our natural creativity there are a number of tricks that I like to use. Here are two … give them a go:

  1. Let’s make something but NOBODY will see it. Sit at a coffee shop and doodle or write a short article for yourself.
  2. Grab your phone; walk outside away from people; turn on your camera and say “I love you .. that’s it, have a great day” and save it.

Ignore Quality of creative, embrace the creation

Quality of creative is subjective and therefore it is invalid as a litmus for determining whether you should create. The biggest mistake I have caught myself making (I am getting better) is hesitating from even creating because in my mind’s eye I see the possibility for it being ugly / awful and the possibility of judgement from others.

What your creation causes in the world

Magical, that is the only way to describe the impact of “art”. (Art for us professionals and scribblers means ANYthing we create) When you create anything, you are exploring the ranges of your imagination. As you keep exploring it your thoughts refine, your vision of life improves, and the world is allowed to benefit your creativity.

Making your art fancy

Perhaps you are in the business of making t-shirts or products and your drawing skills are not what you view as commercial ready for your customers. That is OK. Still you MUST doodle and put down your vision for that commercial product, page, image, and video. Your doodle will then provide a visual representation of how you want it to be professionally created.

  1. Sketch the doodle of your logo / slogan / image
  2. Take a picture with your phone and hire a Fiverr artist for $10
  3. Iterate with them to a final version of your doodle
  4. Receive the vector file and send to your t-shirt (as an example) printer
  5. Have t-shirts

You are creative, allow yourself to be so

The biggest leap is to simply DO. Don’t worry about how it’ll be received, just do. You’ll begin to enjoy the process, you’ll pull techniques from various parts of your life, and there is no stress. It doesn’t matter how it looks, as long as you shared what you saw in your mind.

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James DeLuccia

James DeLuccia


Technologist, Researcher, Artist, Executive, Father, Author, Inventor, Speaker, and CrossFit...