Last Updated on 14 November 2019

We view those blessed with the gift of creativity with awe. Their imaginative ideas and creative problem solving skills surprise us – the way a good magician works.

How did he do that? We’re left amazed and ooo-ing and ahh-ing.

Creative? Me?! I can’t do that! I don’t have that gift.

The good news? That’s just your perception. A mis-perception.

Some people are more creative than others because they let themselves be creative. They work at it. Practice it.

Creativity is a skill you learn like cooking or riding a bike. The more you do it, the better you become.

Oh, and about magicians? They’re aren’t actually magical.

They’re regular folks – like you and me. They’ve simply taken the time to learn and practice things we haven’t, like hiding rabbits in shirt sleeves.

Their tricks are tricks. A series of repeatable steps that, through lots of practice in front of a mirror, create an illusion.

Wake up that kid inside you! Re-kindle your imagination, and strengthen your creativity skills. Before you know it, you’ll be performing amazing feats of problem solving that will delight and amaze your boss, colleagues, friends, family – and most importantly – yourself.

After all, no one really has quarters stored behind their ears.