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Four ways to harness creativity as a leader


Creativity is a powerful thing. It allows you to bring something new into the world, impacting others and healing yourself, but fear holds us back! The doubts and uncertainty leave our talents hidden until they're gone forever or worse: never created at all because we were too scared of what might happen if it didn't work out like expected.


Have you ever been afraid to share your work with other people because they might not like it? Or put something out into the world only after a long wait and much hesitation. Playing it safe might be the easy option, but that doesn't mean it's a good one. Breaking out of your comfort zone and doing something different will make you stand apart from everyone else who has settled and played it safe always. Creativity comes with risks. You have so much to offer the world, and creativity is what makes us human! So don't let your fears hold you back.

The first thing that can stop you from being creative is fear itself. Fear has a way of paralyzing people and keeping them in their comfort zone, but if we don't push through those fears, they will overcome us. Here are four types of fear to examine and what to do to overcome each.


· The fear of the unknown. What if I'm wasting my time? Where will all this lead me anyway, and whatever happens, you're strong enough. You don't need answers right now- just take it a step at a time. Enjoy the process because, in retrospect, you will be happy that you took the risk and the experience was worth it.


· The fear of judgment. You're not the first person to worry about what other people think. But you must remember, their opinion doesn't matter. And if they were impressed or intrigued by your creativity, then there's a good chance others will be too. When expressing our gifts, the most important thing are those feelings inside us - caring enough for ourselves to bring out these qualities.


· The fear of failure. You're never going to be 100% successful, so you might as well just try. You have no idea how many failures I've had before my successes! If it doesn't work out. It's not the end of the world because at least now you know what really matters in life--self-growth.


· The fear of rejection. What if people leave nasty comments or stop following me? When you get creative, it's hard to know how they will react. Rejection can hurt and putting a piece of yourself out there can make you feel vulnerable; not everyone will love your work. When others are unkind, it's often their pain talking.


When you notice those feelings of resistance, stop and understand what they are. Then use positive self-talk to work through them. You can do this fearlessly. Just imagine what surprises it might lead to? If you are ready to take the next step and level up your career or life in general. Let's talk. I will provide you with all the tools necessary to achieve your next level of greatness. I'm available via email at info@imready4takeoff.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

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