Jacqueline Gautier

Articles

December 01, 1998
Engaging Our Creativity

We have come to believe that the modern-day currency of the business world is money. While money is a unit of exchange for goods and services rendered, in truth, the "real" currency we are dealing with is intellectual capital or ideas is much larger than data bytes and technological information. At the heart of these ideas lies the creative spirit not just available to an elite group or "think tank", but residing in all of us. In order to access our most creative selves we must first debunk the notion that the "work world" and our "Real life" are two separate entities.

This concept emerges most naturally from our fractured and compartmentalized culture. It is false! How many of us have not experienced a restless sleep the night before an important business meeting or presentation; or had a hard time "coming down" after a particularly stressful day? Just as the physical body is a marvelous orchestration of organs, muscles and nervous system, so too are the various aspects of our lives. When we integrate our social, emotional, intuitive and interpersonal skills with the creative spirit, we experience true vitality and enthusiasm in both our professional and personal lives.

Engaging our creativity is the key to living fuller and more authentic lives. It is a fact that we are creative and that creativity is like a muscle, the more we use it, the stronger it gets. The more creative we are, the happier, healthier and more productive we become. Moreover, the business community will reward us for exercising our creativity; we have all heard hundreds of success stories to support this notion.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
Albert Einstein

"You must do the think you think you cannot do."
Eleanor Roosevelt

"Let the beauty we love be what we do."
Rumi

It is a sacred trust to grow to our maximum potential as human beings and we all have the ability to hone the qualities it takes to be fully creative and successful.

As seen in Network News, Saskatoon Women's Network Inc.: Newsletter, December 1998/January 1999

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