The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice

Todd Henry

Have better ideas, faster, without the stress and burnout.

240 Pages • ISBN 1591846242

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“A lifetime of mediocrity is a high price to pay for safety.”

– Todd Henry, The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice

It isn’t enough to just do your job anymore. In order to thrive in today’s marketplace, all of us, regardless of our role, have to be ready to generate brilliant ideas on demand. The Accidental Creative teaches effective practices that support your creative process. You’ll discover how to:

  • Focus in on your most critical work and reclaim your attention.
  • Develop stimulating relationships that will lead to creative insights.
  • Effectively manage your energy so that you are always ready to engage.
  • Curate stimuli that help you stay mentally focused.
  • Leverage your hours wisely and effectively to eliminate creativity drains.

The Accidental Creative is your guide to staying fresh and doing your best work each day.

“No matter what you say about your priorities, where you spend money and your time will prove them out.”

“If you want to thrive, you need to systematically engage with other people, in part to be reminded that life is bigger than your immediate problems.”

“You need to create space for your creative process to thrive rather than expect it to operate in the cracks of your frenetic schedule.”

“Our relationships will eventually grow stale unless we are diligent about directing and cultivating them.”

“There is a persistent myth in the workplace that creativity is a mystical and elusive force that sits somewhere between prayer and the U.S. tax code on the ambiguity scale.”

“You are responsible for… creating value that didn’t exist before you arrived on the scene.”

“By acting, we make things concrete; action breeds motivation, not the other way around.”

“You need to go beyond hacks and quick fixes, and instead develop practices.”

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