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3 Smart Ways to Unleash Your Creative Confidence

Nov 13, 2022 by Karess Rubrico

3 min read

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Most of us are born creative, but we all learn to stifle our creative instincts over time. We suppress our inherent creativity and become more cautious and analytical. We also develop an array of fears that stifle our innate creativity.

Discover how you can be more creative, regardless of what you do every day.

Young creative sketching on digital tablet

Tom and David Kelley aimed to address these challenges in their book, Creative Confidence. Both of them head IDEO, a globally-renowned design and innovation consultancy. The brothers define creative confidence as “the natural ability to come up with new ideas and the courage to try them out.” And they do so by giving their clients strategies to address and overcome the fear of being judged, taking the first step, the messy unknown, and losing control.

Let’s discover how we can also leverage smart ways to unleash our creative confidence and how smart devices can help you express your creativity better! (And definitely, a smart home would not be complete without a stable and seamless WiFi connection like PLDT Home.)

Check out these strategies:


Don’t be afraid to take the first step

Embracing our newfound creativity can be daunting at first, but acting on these new concepts and ideas has its own set of challenges. It can be terrifying to take the first step, so you’ll need the right triggers to guide us and jumpstart us to action. To get started, according to the Kelleys, you need to shift focus from the huge overall task to the small actionable step you can take right away.

If you’re trying to upskill, for example, or take on a creative project, you need to carve out time for it. And instead of just relying on yourself for that internal reminder, you can leverage technology to remind yourself of just that. A smart assistant can help you stay on top of your schedule and even keep track of what you need to accomplish for the day. Here’s an example of what a smart assistant can do to boost your productivity further:


Keep a log of all your ideas

Too often, we allow the fear of being judged to hinder us from pursuing creativity because we don’t want to fail–and we don’t want others to witness it. As a result, we continually self-edit or second-guess ourselves, killing potentially good ideas in the process.

“You can’t be creative if you are constantly censoring yourself,” the Kelleys wrote. One way to combat this, according to them, is to listen to your intuition and embrace both your good and bad ideas.

Prevent losing your ideas! The next step is capturing your ideas in an idea notebook. You can take advantage of note-taking tools for ideas on the go, or if you don’t have a pen and some paper nearby. And if you want to take it a step further, you may want to invest in a device such as the Mi LCD Writing Tablet if you want to visualize your thoughts!

Go wild with your ideas! Embracing the possibilities could very well be the next step in your creative breakthrough.


Collaborate with others

According to the Kelleys, confidence doesn’t just mean believing that your ideas are good, but it also means having the humility to let go of ideas that aren’t working and accepting good ideas from others.

Creative team collaboration 

We're not always the smartest people in the room. When we ask for help when we're stuck or are open to other's perspectives, we can let go of control and grow our ideas further than ever!


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Getting started on a creative task or pursuit doesn’t need to be complicated. We hope our tips give you the next upgrade in your career and creativity!

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