What is Creative Confidence?

All too often I hear people say that they’re not creative. First of all, that’s bull! I understand that from the earliest points in life, the world is trying to pigeon-hole us into one of two categories: right-brain or left-brained. Creative or not creative. Artist or jock.

Once it’s been so-called “determined” that we are either creative or we’re not, we stick to that for the rest of our lives. We don’t have to!! Because it’s really not one or the other.
Let me tell you a little secret: EVERYONE can be creative.
I hear you out all “non-creatives” there: “I’m not creative at all, I’m not artsy, I can’t draw a stick figure!” Let me tell you a little secret: EVERYONE can be creative. If you cook, you are creative. If you’ve found a new solution to a problem, you’re creative. Like working on cars? You’re creative! If you’ve ever felt the earth between your hands and planted something in the ground, you are creative… if you’ve ever been the beach, and doodled something in the sand, you are creative… if you’ve ever had a daydream, or even just a dream, you are creative… if you have ever tried something new ever, you are creative!
What is your creative superpower? It’s what you love to do, create, make, write, whatever stirs your soul and adds value to your life and lives around you. Once you find that, the possibilities are endless.
So, stop telling yourself you aren’t creative. You just have to tap into what you are passionate about, and find out: what is your superpower?It’s what you love to do, create, make, write, whatever stirs your soul and adds value to your life and lives around you. Once you find that, the possibilities are endless.

And for all my peeps out there who have discovered that they ARE creative, but just need a little boost, a little inspiration: You have come to the right place! I want to encourage you – and everyone here – that your creativity is out there waiting to be unleashed.

The world is tough, but YOU are tougher. 

You just might need a few extra pointers on how to be more confident in yourself, how to present a project, how to deal with tough clients. It’s so easy to get discouraged when you’re starting on a new path… or going down a path you’ve been on for a while, and you need to re-discover what you are really passionate about. The world is tough, but YOU are tougher. 

So, what really IS Creative Confidence?

Creative Confidence is staying true to your authentic self in your creative power. Knowing in your heart what you are passionate about, going after that dream, and not giving into the negativity that can bring down your creative power.
I encourage you to check out articles here at The Creative Life on Creative Confidence, and hopefully it will stir your passion and help you achieve that next step toward unleashing your creative power!
Have you discovered: What is your superpower? Are there any areas where you feel you need to be more confident in your creative life? Leave a comment below!
By | 2017-03-29T21:06:57+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Creative Confidence, Creative Professionals|

About the Author:

Hi, I’m Laura. I'm here to help aspiring Graphic Designers, Artists, Hand Letterers, and Ladypreneurs reach, and exceed, their potential. Graphic Designer at Laura Bingham Creative, Chief Design Officer of my non-profit organization Colorado Veterans Project, Owner & Designer at Warrior Mettle Apparel, and Hand-Lettering Artist at By Laura Bingham. Lover of paper, adventures, and embracing life.