The 2K11 24/7 CCLV: Better Than the Last One

Some days you’ve just got little left to give. And those, my friends, are the days where I rely on the people around me to brainstorm and come up with little bits of genius.

Today, Sarah told me about a TED Talk video from Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray, Love fame about nurturing creativity — pretty apropos considering that I hit a bit of a wall tonight and really needed something to overcome the blockades of my mind.

She speaks about the fear of not being able to do better than our last effort, how it can stifle creativity, and what we can do to contnue on. She speaks of our social stigma to link misery and creativity — i.e. that our best creative work comes when we’re the most emotionally disturbed. It’s a good, honest talk about an approach to separate the two without sacrificing quality. You can check it out below:

Thanks for the help, babe. Back to our regularly scheduled posts tomorrow!

–Casey E. Palmer


Author: Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff. When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him. Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

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