Internet Marketing Assistance – What Is Creativity Anyway?

Are you a creative person? How do you know? What does that really mean? Have you been told that you are not creative? Do you think you are not creative? Can you get creative? These are all good questions. Maybe it depends on your definition of creativity and your point of view.

There are people who are born with a talent such as a good singing voice, writing talent, athletic talent, academic talent, musical talent, artistic talent, etc. We all admire these people. We may even wish we were these people or had their talents.

These people stand out from the crowd due to their level of talent. But one thing is for sure. In order for them to stand out from the crowd, they had to take their gift and develop it into a powerful skill through hard work and practice. We label them gifted, talented, and creative.

The truth is that we are all born talented. It is our gift. Our job is to find and recognize that talent, and then do whatever it takes to develop our talent to higher levels of achievement. Sometimes it is difficult to recognize that talent because we are used to it. You know, we all have something that we do that is pretty easy for us. We may not even call it talent, but it is. Our job is to nurture that talent and do the best we can with it.

So does that make you creative? To some degree it does; especially if you’re heading in new directions with that talent. Opening new paths tends to generate new labels around the word creativity. Okay, let’s say you’re not buying this because you haven’t identified your gift yet. Then think about this. Regardless of how old you are, you have accumulated a certain level of knowledge and experience in many different subjects. This may be the beginning of your creativity. I say this because I believe that creativity can be learned; And if it can be learned, it can be turned into something new.

It has been said that knowledge is power. That is a pot. Knowledge is knowledge. It is the application of knowledge that creates power. It is also the intertwining of knowledge and facts that will lead to new ideas and new solutions. Try this. Take an issue that is a problem or an opportunity for you within your field. Write it down and then read it out loud in the morning, at noon, and at night until it becomes ingrained in your head. Don’t try to solve it. Flip your subconscious mind to figure it out. Do this every day until your subconscious returns the answer to you. You will be surprised when it does. And, oh yeah, keep a small notebook and pen by your nightstand. Because your subconscious is prone to throwing the answer back at you in the middle of the night. If you don’t write it down right away, you may not remember everything in the morning. Believe me. I know that for a fact. I also carry a small notebook / pen with me at all times, just in case.

Years ago I had a mentor who gave me wise advice. He suggested that I immediately find something new for my life, and then take me 5 years to get really good at it. I wanted him to repeat the cycle every 5 years. I asked him why? He said it would make me a more interesting person. My immediate response was “Am I not interesting enough”? He just smiled. I talked to my girlfriend and she thought it was a good idea but something new better not to be a girlfriend. It has a way of keeping my feet on the ground. I’m here to tell you that I took your advice. I wasn’t sure where to start, so I started with fun stuff. Please note this adds to my career in the awards industry and raising a family with my girlfriend. Since then I have learned to play the guitar, I became a runner, I counseled children going through death and divorce, I became a photographer, I studied Mandarin Chinese, I became a gemologist, I became a Scout Master for leadership development of the Guys, I became a Rotarian attending to humanitarian issues, I became a jewelry appraiser, with two friends I started and maintain a leadership institute, with my girlfriend started an annual adoption awareness carnival together with CPS, and yes, that’s right how I became an Internet marketer.

It wasn’t long after I started this process that my mentor died, so I could never thank him. His idea was probably the most important thing that guided my development over the years. And yes, I became a more interesting person in the process. More significantly, it was a major factor in the development of my own creativity.

Let’s put this in perspective with internet marketing. You need to learn the basics, and not just a couple of them. Study niche and keyword research, copywriting and SEO, affiliate marketing, and web design. There is more, but it starts here. You can find this information stored as e-books on my website. As you try and practice your new skills, you will find yourself making connections between them, and then you can solve new problems and seize new opportunities. This process will allow you to develop your creativity. If you stick with him, he’ll take you to the bank … literally.

So if you weren’t born a star, become one. You can become a creative person. It all starts with desire. My conclusion. “It is much easier to criticize than to create.” So be a dream maker and not a dream breaker. Yours in interweb business, friendship and service,

Tom (TR) Ryan

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