Can’t get your creative juices flowing? Need inspiration to open up your creative mind? As creatives, sometimes we need an extra spark of inspiration to help bring new life to a project. To help you crawl out of a creative rut and give you a fresh perspective, below is a list of 5 inspirational Ted Talks to energize your brain and spark your creativity.
Each video focuses on different ways to be inspired and opening up to what is around you. Let go of what you can’t control and make something new.
1) Linda Hill – How to Manage for Collective Creativity
A Harvard Professor, Linda Hill, says, “Innovation is not about solo genius – it’s about collective genius.” Learn from your mistakes and harness it into an idea.
2) Amy Tan – Where Does Creativity Hide?
Don’t brush off what you think are coincidences in your life. Amy considers these as obvious hints around you, a focus you are now noticing and to apply it.
3) Navi Radjou – Creative Problem-Solving in the Face of Extreme Limits
Navi shares three principles to apply yourself to do more with less. He also talks about “jugaad”, an improvised fix, a clever solution born in adversity.
4) Julie Burstein – 4 Lessons in Creativity
Radio host Julie interviews four professionals about their inspiration.
5) David Kelley – How to Build Your Creative Confidence
David Kelley goes through a series of steps he learned from a psychologist, Dr. Bandura, about overcoming a phobia. A process that helps overcome the fear of not being creative.
What are some of the ways you stay inspired? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.