Episode 32. Creativity and inspiration
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One of the most powerful clichés about creativity is that of inspiration being an integral part of the creative process. While we’ve established in this podcast that creativity is not just for artists, writers, or craftspeople, that we are all born inherently creative, what of inspiration? Can we be creative without being inspired? Is our creative output less likely to be valuable or meaningful without inspiration? And what do we actually mean by it?


A maths teacher can be creative. So can a financial adviser, a community builder, and a yoga teacher. Not to mention a speed painter, a potter, or an actor!

Creativity is everywhere and I love nothing more than to explore it in The Creativity for All Podcast, either by focusing on a theme – such as perfectionism, feeding your creative brain, or the pressure to be creative – in my solo episodes, or through my conversations with all manner of creative people.

I want to challenge the perception of creativity and, in the process, debunk many myths attached to it: it's painful, for artists and the chosen few, etc.

My guests and I are keen to zoom in and dissect the origin of an idea, the impulse that makes us engage with our own creativity, with the hope that it will inspire listeners to get creative too.

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