How to Harness Your Nomadic Mind

Len WilsonArtists, Creativity3 Comments

Wandering brain

I’ve heard people make the joke for years that a struggle to focus is some sort of  mild disorder. If you wander off topic a lot, you know what I am talking about. But what if it’s actually a sign of high creative thinking? What if you could harness your nomadic mind?

Stop Worrying About Making It Look Perfect

Len WilsonArtists, CreativityLeave a Comment

When you’ve got a good idea, and you’re using it and it’s developing, the temptation is to hold on to it until you can get it completely sorted out and organized for consumption. This is another form of self-glory, one of the lies that steals creativity, because it’s a self-protection mechanism that convinces you about your own hero status. It’s better to publish than to publish perfectly.

Help the Message Make the Journey

Len WilsonChurch, Creativity, Culture, Leadership, Marketing, Strategic ThinkingLeave a Comment

In church we’re taught about the power of the Holy Spirit when we share a message. In seminary we’re taught about the importance of theological integrity when we share a message. What we’re not taught, and what we desperately need, is a deeper understanding of the influence of our communication – our language, symbols, and signs – when we share a message.

The Creative Process, in a Nutshell

Len WilsonCreativity7 Comments

You need creative inspiration. You strain and stress. You Google the competition. You look through old notes. You feverishly pray. None of these methods work all that well. How do you find inspiration? Here’s what I have learned after years of thinking on creativity.