The Creative Life and Opportunity Cost

Every choice we make has an opportunity cost. That simple idea, first explained to me by my son, has had a lasting impact. It doesn’t always mean that I make the wisest choice in the moment, but I certainly have made some more thoughtful choices as a result. What is opportunity cost? Every choice we make has an opportunity cost. Every time we … Read More

Lisa RiveroThe Creative Life and Opportunity Cost

Do you stop too soon in the creative process?

What if everyone has severe doubts in the creative process, and the only difference between those who finish and those who don’t is that they plow through their negative feelings, treating them as perhaps not just a nuisance, but necessary?

Lisa RiveroDo you stop too soon in the creative process?

Cross-Pollinate for Creativity

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The inGenius Book Club: Cross-Pollination “Connecting unexpected people, places, objects, and ideas provides a huge boost to your imagination.” ~ Tina Seelig Chapter Two of inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity discusses the important role of cross-pollination in creativity: like a bee, moving from flower to flower, trailing pollen everywhere we go, borrowing from one idea to improve another. Dan Pink, in … Read More

Lisa RiveroCross-Pollinate for Creativity

The inGenius Book Club Series, Part I: Reframing

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Now that National Poetry Month is coming to a close, I am excited to move on to a new series for the next several weeks on creativity (my recent post at Psychology Today is also on this topic). This is the first in a series of eleven posts over the next several weeks that will serve as a kind of companion … Read More

Lisa RiveroThe inGenius Book Club Series, Part I: Reframing

Mr. Fahrenheit: Freddie Mercury’s Creative Complexity

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“I’m so powerful on stage that I seem to have created a monster. When I’m performing I’m an extrovert, yet inside I’m a completely different man.” ~ Freddie Mercury The soundtrack of my teenage years reverberates with the amazing vocal range of Freddie Mercury. Not until recently, however, have I begun to appreciate the complexity of the man born Farrokh Bulsara, … Read More

Lisa RiveroMr. Fahrenheit: Freddie Mercury’s Creative Complexity