Have you ever considered how your creativity can impact your dream success?
The June 2010 issue of Fast Company covers The 100 Most Creative People in Business. They list everyone from Lady Gaga and her mix of music-design-marketing empire, to Chris Anderson, the founder of TED Conferences gathering the best from all disciplines to spread inspiration and innovation.
I happen to be a huge fan of both of them.
All industries were represented – science, art, technology, fashion, social advocacy, and of course design in it’s many forms.
Feeling the need to identify a few stats about the 100 named, I came up with some basic information about everyone on the list:
- Only 30 named are women, aged 14-71 (average age of 41.7)
- Men take 70 places on the list, and are 17-67 years old (average age of 44.8)
What did I take away from all this success and creativity?
- There needs to be more women on the list
- I am more competitive than I usually admit
Most of these creative people are not household names. At least not my household. So what makes them so creative?
New ideas. Have you ever thought of a new product or invention? Of course you have. Usually I see it on the market within a few months and say ‘I thought of that!” The difference between your idea and the product on the shelf? The inventor took action.
New innovations. We use things everyday that have been around for a long time, and yet its the reworked, re-imagined new things that catch our eye. From energy sources to revolutions in social media, innovations take some creative thinking. And a ton of work.
New design. There are buildings, clothes , products and games – and then there’s a new design or interaction that makes you stop and admire. Thinking differently shows up in really cool places. Holding your own when the world thinks you are on the edge can really pay off. Just hang in there.
Between where I am today and the possibility of being on the list myself in the near future will be a ton of work. Are you ready for the commitment your dream will take?
How many ideas have you put on the back burner?
Do you get creative blocks?
How do you get your creative spark back?
Share why, what, where your creative dreaming appear. I’m looking out for your comments . . .