37: Creativity

Guest: Cyndi Fine

On this summer bonus episode, Keane is joined by his mom, Cyndi Fine, to talk about how we can cultivate creativity in our lives.

  • “Brainstorming is just looking at new ways to do things.”
  • “‘Creative’ has the same letters as the word ‘reactive.’ Instead of being reactive, how can we be creative?”
  • “That’s at the heart of creativity and innovation – seeing things in a new way, connecting the dots that didn’t used to be connected.”
  • “Neuroplasticity is how your brain can grow new connections and have new wiring.”
  • “The more you do new things, the easier it is for you to take on doing new things.”
  • Questions to ask myself:
    • What’s keeping me from doing this? What’s in my way?
    • What am I telling myself [about this]?
    • What am I saying no to? What do I want to say yes to?
    • What do I love to do that comes easily for me?
  • “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso
  • “If we are always comfortable, then we aren’t growing, but if we can have a comfortable discomfort, then we can have a space that we can grow in.”

What’s changing our lives:

  • Keane: Two shows called “Grizzly and the Lemmings” and “Bluey”
  • Cyndi: Going for bike rides

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