The Creative You by Moe Abdou

Every one of us is an artist; the problem, however, is that far too many of us choose not to acknowledge it.  During the early part of my professional career in finance, I was encouraged to think logically, which meant ignoring the creative side of my brain.  It wasn't until I stumbled upon Stanford Professor, Michael Ray's book, Creativity In Business, did I realize that it was my imagination that triggered my inspiration. 

Much to my surprise, Michael's work wasn't about business or creativity, it's singular focus was on helping you answer two questions  Who am I?  and Why am I here?   As simple as that may seem, it helped me make sense of what Leornardo da Vinci meant when he said - “You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself…the height of a man's success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. …And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others.” 

In this conversation with David Goldstein, you'll see why it's easier than you think to connect with the Creative You.


Further Reading
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  • The Power of Explosive Creation: How to Harness Your Creative Callings — If Steve Martocci could give everyone a fortune cookie with a customized saying inside he’d write: “Lost cookie. Please Return” with his name and address. “Imagine if I managed to reach the billions of people in the world. I’d love to see what kinds of letters I’d get back if I gave them a feedback loop,” he says.
  • How Gatheredtable is Designing an Intuitive Product to Streamline Meal Planning — As someone who suffers from over 50 food intolerances, the convenience of meal delivery and planning services has yet to become a reality for me. While its impossible to accommodate circumstances like this at scale, my family and I are are equally in search of a service to streamline our meal planning efforts.

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