Creativity can be learned. It comes in many forms, painting, writing, music, personal style, even the way that you go about your daily routine. If you are always learning about the same topics, you are living in an eco-chamber and you are creating a bottleneck for your creativity to thrive. If all knowledge is connected, then learning about new topics or reading about new processes is a wonderful way to connect different ideas.
At Anthem, a lot of our meetings and businesses can be centered around eating and social outlets. Meals are a wonderful way to talk, connect and create new relationships. Breaking bread with others is as old as time itself. If you want to be creative, you must surround yourself with other creatives and a new variety in all things. As the saying goes, it is beneficial to surround yourself with people that you want to emulate or learn from. Different people have different views, if you look at many of the most successful people, you will see that their relationships vary from the corridors of Washington to the stages in Las Vegas.
Remember the Average of Five Rule: you become the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Think of the people you spend the most time with. Are they contributing to your creativity or draining it?
By Chris Sinclair
Founder, The Anthem Group
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