Beating Creativity Constipation

Leaders and comedians share the same struggle: Creativity Constipation.
You know that great idea is in your noggin' somewhere, but it just isn't coming out.

Dry seasons happen; the inspiration is quenched and decisions become tougher to make.

I remember talking with my improv teacher Mick Napier (pictured above) back in my Chicago comedy days about what to do when you don't know what to do.  

Mick gave me a piece of advice that rings true for comedians and leaders:
"Start with anything and let your brain catch up later."

When you're stuck in a rut, there is only one way out of the cul-de-sac of mediocrity:  Make a bold choice and move forward.  Don't worry about the details... You'll figure them out along the way.

The best comedy (and leadership decisions) started somewhere, so go make a move and explore.

MORE: Mick Napier in The Chicago Tribune

Jonathan Herron

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