Episode 25 – International best-selling author Robert Fritz joins us and discusses creating and the creative process itself. Robert delves into best practices for using the creative process in your life and business. What’s more important? To focus the mind or free the mind (which is more popular in psychology today). Robert also gives us tips on how to get started creating as adults and why it’s important for you as the creator to stay separate from your creation. Even when your creation is a business! A common mistake many people make is letting their creation become a part of their identity.
The degree to which you make your business personal is the degree to which you can’t make mistakes. It’s harder for you to have critical judgement when you are taking your results personally. It’s not about you it’s about the thing you want to create. Finally, Robert shares the two common patterns most of us engage in when creating change which one leads to success.
2:10 – The difference between problem solving and creating
5:10 – The best way to use the creative process in your life and your business
6:30 – Myth buster: Why children are NOT as creative as adults
9:25 – Separating yourself from your creation, including it’s success or failure
12:45 – Treating your new business like a laboratory…
17:38 – The two common patterns in creating change and which one leads to success
22:13 – Is reality an acquired taste?
24:43 – How to create your life when it seems like the circumstances can’t support it
About Robert Fritz
Robert has created two separate careers, one as a consultant and the other one as a composer and filmmaker. Robert has consulted with the US Department of Defense on issues of terrorism, and has also introduced his work to the US Air Force and Department of Transportation. The Managerial Moment of Truth, co-authored by Fritz, was chosen as one of BusinessWeek’s best books of 2006, and Harvard Business Review placed it on their executive reading list.
Robert is the founder of DMA® and Technologies for Creating® and co-founded Innovation Associates, a company dedicated to helping people build organizations using principles of the creative process.
His first book, The Path of Least Resistance, became an international bestseller. A true classic, it details how a person can use the creative process and the knowledge of structure to create their life according to their highest aspirations and deepest goals.
Robert began to see that the very same process that creators use to create music, painting, sculpture, dance, drama, film, poetry and literature could be applied to the way people live their daily lives, that it is possible to approach the life building process in exactly the same way – as if it were a work of art.