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  • Be Creative Just Because It's FUN!

    We live in a result-orieniented world. We naturally want to get from point A to point B and much of our every day life reflects that. Though there is nothing wrong in taking action we often neglect the part of ourselves that want to play. Creativity has taken quite the hit lately, especially with the internet at everyone’s fingertips and Youtube and Instagram stars becoming the norm. All too often our creativity is seen as a means to money, a means to success and though this is certainly possible and there is absolutely nothing wrong with making money as a result of creativity, I urge you to take some time to be creative with no end goal. Just be creative for creativity's sake and then if something comes of it great but don’t be so attached to the end result. I saw this with my hairdresser. He’s a very successful guy. He has some of the biggest names in LA come through his doors and could just stop there but one day while getting my haircut he told me about a magazine he created. When I asked him what inspired him to do so, he responded “you often forget why you got into this profession in the first place so every so often I like to remind myself and just make something for fun” I just thought that was the coolest thing. And what we don’t realize is that by being creative just for fun we are then opening our creative channels for our actual work as well. What you’re being creative at for fun doesn’t have to even be some thing you’re necessarily good at. Is there something you always wanted to learn or were just interested about? Check it out. Take a dance class, write a screenplay, paint a picture. It can be big, small or somewhere in between but savor the wonder of creativity. Lose yourself in it. Rejoice in it. And if the big bucks come from some random thing, great but don’t let that be your only criteria.