How the business world hijacked the word ‘creative’

Sheila Chandra - Monday, August 14, 2017

Creativity’ should not be a synonym for bringing some thought to your work. But that’s what business has reduced it to. It’s time to take the word ‘creative’ back!

 Read More


Recent Posts


pop culture why organise slow and steady good creative habits well curated closet stay on top of email cleaning your desk static spaces artistry stay tidy automatically tidy people proposal writing artist appointments 2018 goals buying stardust long-term artistic development successful artist professional mentors magic lifetimes lazy feel like creatiing stop hoarding stuff business-speak hostile clutter hijacking creativity creative wellbeing work life productivity creative ambitions elevator pitch critical acclaim culture Sheila Chandra author mess quality myth professional encouragement artist mentoring options smart artists creative organising partners temperament criteria for letting go of stuff effortlessly tidy loving your audience tidy desk loss creative career guilty purchases subconscious mind buying wealth stop cluttering goals celebrity endorsed products creative magic mature artists writing funding campaigns trope business-like network double standard business interface to creative businesses friends home organising feeling creative self promotion nurturing creative work childhood home life wind down working class culture clear desk brands theft concentrated creative time resentment saving time artist goals innocence peer-to-peer networks sheila chandra coaching creative identity email overload new year creative commissions sacrifice bulk buy artist materials focus precious memories mornings organise low maintenance strategies storage artists tension organizing for creative people being organized living clutter free stardust creative culture getting ready for work artistic chaos creativity creative career coaching motivation chaotic domestic life nipping things in the bud housework much quicker clearing overwork VIPs hobbies to do list email vocation morning routines emotional balance how to save time buying happiness nascent artists hoarding tidier confident in clothes how to work efficiently arrogance warm down card touring dynamic spaces buy fewer clothes living mess free brilliant creator work/home life balance artist workspaces creative person just in case cupboard of shame social media creativity diary how to be naturally tidy cleaning fine art tips for clearing minimalists funding peacefulness creative people career strategy professional creative career time clutter introverts clean desk buying youth making decisions networking efficient work patterns diary work trips slim-line wardrobe clarity of thought jealousy copyright clutter good art work email bankruptcy : clothes grief ‘creativity’ control symptoms of creativity absences exhaustion diagnosis popular culture tidy branding pop music being tripped up inconvenience green room multiple lifetimes letting go vulnerability missed opportunities staying in control emotional support clearing in short bursts spree work efficiently disorganization tidiness in living spaces working class artists binge too many commitments much better friend clearing as you go imagination workspaces creative spark boredom clear outs commitment creative confidence normality well organized car work priorities fall of innocence business the void home care wardrobe proposals platform great art low maintenance clearing clutter visualising crowdfunding compulsion friendships inspiration ‘stories’ about your possessions too busy artistic conviction collections artist mentors organisation procrastination buying hope good friend hotel room streamlining routines cry networking effectively under-confidence tortoise and hare emotionally secure artist clutter addict anxiety nurture creativity great artists emotional resilience parent social media networking display items