The Creativity Companion

The Creativity Companion

Let's face it: it's tough to be creative. Whether creating your own content or doing it for a company or other organization, you will get stuck. Blocked up. Hit a wall. Whatever the metaphor may be, there will be times—could be every single day—that you’ll struggle with creativity. But fear not. You’re not the first, nor the last, to face the challenge of keeping your creativity flowing, your ideas fresh, and your energy high. Join Andrew Silberman and Dan Nestle as they take a practical, funny, and somewhat metaphysical approach--based on Andrew's book, Get a GRIP on Creativity-- to getting unstuck and finding your creative groove.

Episodes

April 3, 2023 22 mins
Welcome to our very first episode of The Creativity Companion!  Dan Nestle, creator and host of The Dan Nestle Show, and Andrew Silberman, author of Get a G.R.I.P. on Creativity, are teaming up to talk about all things creation and creativity. Get ready to embark on an enlightening journey as they break down inspiration, innovation, and collaboration!  In this episode, Dan and Andrew are connecting to unpack our understanding of cr...
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So you’ve discovered your creativity, but what’s the next step in the creative process? How do you keep those creative juices flowing? In this episode of The Creative Companion, Dan and Andrew are taking you to the next step in the process of creativity and breaking down the importance of gathering your resources and energy.  Whether we’re talking about accumulating the physical tools you need to create or just trying to find the t...
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Are you experiencing a creative dry spell – a season of writer’s block or just struggling to access your imagination?  In this episode, Dan and Andrew unpack this common occurrence for most creatives and how you can combat it when that dry season is upon you. As they share their thoughts on fostering inspiration to get the ideas and sparks flowing, you’ll learn some valuable tactics to circulate and access that creativity.  “A lot...
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What does it mean to refine and purify that which we create, and how do we even develop our very own purification process?  In this episode of The Creativity Companion, Dan and Andrew are breaking down what it means to “purify” your content, your vision, your thinking, etc. and how the purification process is unique to each creative individual. They also discuss internal and external motivators and the role of commitment and pressu...
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Last week we talked about purification – the refinement phase of the creative process – but it can be difficult to get there if you’re busy, scatterbrained, or have trouble focusing on just one thing.  Directing is your answer.  In this episode, Dan and Andrew discuss what it means to direct your attention and resources to the process of creation. Your energy is one of your greatest assets as a creative, so they’re sitting down tod...
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The idea of conserving energy often brings up thoughts of “saving up” or “holding back.” However, there is another way to frame conservation - and it just might help you become more attuned to how you access and use your creative energy.   In this episode, Dan and Andrew unpack the seemingly counterintuitive idea of conserving your creative energy, not as a means of holding back but as protecting and nurturing your creative essence...
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Last week we discussed conserving - the act of nurturing and protecting your creative potential until the right time. However, conserving is only part of the equation.  Enter stage, Storing. In this episode, Dan and Andrew discuss the concept of storing creativity - the act of actively stockpiling and organizing creative energy and sources for use. They share their thoughts on the key differences between conserving creative potenti...
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Last week we discussed storing - the concept of stockpiling and organizing creative material and potential in a reservoir. So, what do you do with this material once your reservoir is full? You transform it into something new. In this episode, Dan and Andrew discuss the concept of transforming creativity - the process of taking your creative material and converting it into something new. They converse about transformation’s role in...
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Last week, we discussed transforming your creative potential into something new, akin to alchemy or chemistry. But once you’ve done this, how do you align yourself in a way that enables you to consistently tap into your creative ideas? How do you access your creative potential when you need it? The answer: Learning how to “dissolve in.” In this episode, Andrew and Dan enlighten us on the concept of dissolving in, which can be summe...
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Parting is such sweet sorrow - but while this series ends, your creative potential certainly does not.  Last week Dan and Andrew discussed the concept of “dissolving in” as allowing yourself to connect with and become a part of a universal and boundless field of being to enrich your creative potential. In short, dissolving in is about letting yourself go. Now, what does the culmination of these elements look like? What is left for ...
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