028: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice | with Todd Henry

by Joe Sherwood on March 14, 2013

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Todd Henry is the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, where he helps teams and creatives be prolific, brilliant and healthy. He regularly speaks at companies and conferences about how to build practices that lead to better ideas.  In his book Accidental Creative, Todd examines the creative process and provides strategies to maximize your creativity while maintaining healthy work habits. Together, Todd and Jesse discuss what it means to “create on demand” and review Todd’s recommendations for F.R.E.S.H practices:

  • Focus
  • Relationships
  • Energy
  • Stimuli
  • Hours

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  • Two things I really liked about this episode:

    The story of fishing for perch…love stories like this. So true too – a bit of structure is so helpful in creating more (of anything).

    Also, I liked the suggestion from Todd about keeping our troubles directly in front of us where we can continually reflect on them with creative incubation. I’m going to try this for sure – I know it will have good results for me.

    Thanks to you both for a great show! Great questions from Jesse, too.

    • Dave, thanks for sharing your thoughts! My dad will love to hear that you liked his perch story. And just this morning, I realized a new challenge that I need to include on my Big Three list to help my “creative incubation” (I love the way you phrased that).

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