Creativity is not a talent – it is a way of operating. Practice your Open Mood!

If you are intrigued by the mysteries of Creativity like I am, you need to watch this video of a speech by John Cleese on the subject.

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John Cleese is obviously a Master Creator full of weird ideas. In this video he explains how it is important to practice a creative mindset – “A mood – an ability to play – the most creative were in this mood as being child-like”, an “Open mood” -relaxed, expansive, less purposeful mode in which we are more contemplative, more attuned to humour and consequently more playful versus our usual “Closed mood” mode.

Furthermore John Cleese goes on to explain how it is vital to practice this open mood even if the result is not great every time.

Creativity is thus the result of the practice of an open mindset. When do you start practicing?