Why Creativity Is Your Best Skill


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The beautiful thing about creativity is that it looks different for each person.

Do you believe in your creativity? 

I believed that if I couldn’t sketch a face with nuance or paint effortless landscapes, then I wasn’t allowed to call myself creative. Maybe you think that too. Or maybe a friend comes to mind and you can’t help but wish you had their talent every time they share their latest work of art.  

If you’ve never felt creative, or haven’t been told that you are, I’m here to change that. 

You are creative, my friend. 

You have something that comes so easily to you, something as second nature as breathing, and THAT is your creative talent.

The beautiful thing about creativity is that it looks different for each person. It’s completely unique to you, your skills, your passions. Your creativity lives off the ideas tucked away in your heart that keep you up at night. You fuel it with your dreaming and your journaling and your everyday thoughts—you don’t even realize it. 

Every single person is creative. I can’t be convinced otherwise. 

Maybe you can’t paint masterpieces, but you know how to create a fresh meal from scratch using whatever random things are in your fridge. That’s creativity.

Creating symphonies or choreographing dance numbers might not be your jam, but you know how to build fantasy worlds out of pen and paper that feel as real as the ground your feet are resting on. That’s creativity.

We’ve been conditioned to think that creativity is exclusive to the arts—that it doesn’t overlap with the ordinary parts of our lives, but that’s not true. 

Creativity shows up in everyday tasks just as much as it appears in centerstage moments.

Creativity looks like planting flourishing gardens, coding complex software, or masterfully blending your makeup. Creativity extends to putting together your perfect outfit, styling your hair just the way you like it, and brewing a fresh cup of coffee. 

Creativity shows up in everyday tasks just as much as it appears in centerstage moments. 

It doesn’t always have to be a tangible skill, either. Perhaps you know how to solve problems differently than others, in a way that’s more efficient. Or you’ve mastered the art of organizing people together to canvas for a cause close to your heart.

What I want you to know is this: your creative spark is unique. It doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s. To be honest, it shouldn’t. 

As much as I wish I had a superpower like flight or telepathy, my real power comes from being able to do the things only I can do, in the way only I can do them. And if that’s true for me, it’s true for you, too. 

So—take an inventory of what you do whether you consider it creative or not. Ask yourself what you do naturally (even if it doesn’t feel creative) . . . what comes so easy to you that you don’t give it a second thought? 

Now go ask your mom, your best friend, or your grandma. 

They’ll probably name the exact thing that came to mind when I asked you. 

That right there, that’s your gift. You can always cultivate new skills, but I want to encourage you to lean into this natural ability that’s been uniquely placed within you. Nurture it, give it space to breathe, give yourself permission to allow it to take up space. 

This talent? This is what sets you apart. In all of my experience working and creating a business, I’ve found that most things you can learn along the way, but when it comes to passion—that can’t be taught. 

That’s your secret sauce. 

What comes so easy to you that you don’t give it a second thought?

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