moonWelcome to the this week’s roundup of the latest Creative Intelligence tips and thoughts from aroundthe web.  This week: Inspiration from Lance Armstrong; Keys to Unlock Motivation; 11 Traits of Creative People & How to Have Them and a brilliant e-book, Time Management For Creatives.  Plus anniversary edition of Randy Pausch’s inspirational speech about childhood dreams — Randy Pausch died one year ago this week.  




  • LESSONS FROM LANCE.

Lance Armstrong is an inspiring athlete and his approach to living with cancer is equally motivational. Read the Success Professor on things he can teach us: Inspiration from Lance Armstrong | The Success Professor

  • KEYS TO UNLOCK CREATIVE MOTIVATION

It can be hard to stay motivated when you’re the only one who seems to care.  Here’s five suggestions from Susan K. Perry writing at Psychology Today: 5 Keys to Unlock Your Creative Motivation.  “Boosting your motivation leads to better creative output,” says Perry.  You’ll also find a great list of creativity blogs in the sidebar of this post.

  • 11 TRAITS OF THE HIGHLY CREATIVE

Copyblogger by Brian Clark is one of my favourite blogs about blogging.  Here he writes about the 11 traits of highly creative people:  http://www.copyblogger.com/highly-creative-people/

Manage the mundane – create the extraordinary
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  • TIME MANAGEMENT FOR CREATIVE PEOPLE

Subtitled “Manage the mundane – create the extraordinary”, this really useful e-book by Mark McGuinness is very well put together, full of useful and practical tips and information.  Get it at: http://wishful.fileburst.com/creativetime.pdf