The Three Sources of Creativity by Betsy Brandt

Everyone is creative—even you! You have THREE INTELLIGENCE CENTERS, which serve as DISTINCT SOURCES for CREATIVITY. Each one is EQUAL in its capacity to deliver breakthrough results. Learn how to take advantage of each source in your own creative process: Your head, heart and gut intuition. The goal is for one source not to suffocate…

5151cuUJgjL._SX473_BO1,204,203,200_Everyone is creative—even you! You have THREE INTELLIGENCE CENTERS, which serve as DISTINCT SOURCES for CREATIVITY. Each one is EQUAL in its capacity to deliver breakthrough results. Learn how to take advantage of each source in your own creative process: Your head, heart and gut intuition. The goal is for one source not to suffocate the other two sources, but to unite and create intersections bringing forth synergistic NEW CREATIVE LIFE. Find out why: Creativity is a mystery and is tapped into by three sources There are six natural creative patterns flowing from the three centers You are undervaluing your own creative strengths This is not another book about theory or someone else’s prescription for creativity. It is about YOUR OWN UNIQUE BRAND OF CREATIVITY. The Three Sources of Creativity contains a self-assessment, exemplars (modern and ancient), many illustrations and exercises/applications tailored to you. It offers a new way of looking at creativity, and takes a long view of approaching your creative life. You learn about how the three sources of creativity work in your life and the iconic characters’ lives. This candid evolutionary view opens new windows for revolutionary creative change. You complete a three-center self-assessment and learn about your composite creative process, through your head, heart, and gut centers. You learn which center is: most dominant, supportive, and which is least used or “hidden.” This composite significantly impacts your creativity. Unlocking your undervalued/underused center is key. By proactively building your three centers’ awareness, you build muscle memory and can multiply your creativity. You will explore a chosen problem/opportunity that you have passion for throughout the book. In Part 1, three distinct ways to tap into creativity are explored to gain creative self-confidence. In Part 2, we apply the concepts of the “three sources of creativity” to our lives. We learn about the six creative patterns naturally flowing from the three sources. We observe the intersections between the three intelligence centers (synergistic and contradictory) and how these impact creativity. Our exemplars demonstrate how they dealt/deal with their creative sources. We connect with their deep center struggles and triumphs. Likewise, we learn about our own creative patterns. Inspiration comes from: Einstein’s genius experiments (and greatest blunder), the reluctant revolutionary Charles Darwin, King Solomon’s glory and demise, Thomas Edison’s gut in overdrive (and Nikola Tesla’s “head” reaction to him), Meryl Streep’s secret, Antonio Gaudi’s Cathedral from heaven, J Paul Getty’s mysterious kouros, Wayne Gretzky “improv” skating, Jackson Pollock’s dancing art, LBJ and MLK’s unlikely gut collaboration, Craig Ventor’s versus the Gov’s human genome wresting match, St. Peter’s gut-filled reactions, Navy seals, Eckhart Tolle’s power of now, President Lincoln’s extraordinary heart fruit, Steve Job’s heart driven i-creativity, Mother Teresa’s anguished higher calling, McCartney & Lennon’s harmonic heart songs, Seinfeld’s anti-heart sitcom, Lance Armstrong’s tormented heart, the social entrepreneur Eleanor Roosevelt, musician King David, and many more. Authentic creativity happens when what we think, feel and what we do intersect. Learn about how to apply the six natural patterns, and different intersections to your life to gain breakthroughs. In the last chapter Brandt addresses organizations as having three centers too, influenced from the top down. Examples include: Rick Warren’s Saddleback church’s BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), Apple Corp., and how creative “flow” applies to organizations’ centers too. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei shows how creativity at a higher level can/will change worldviews. The manifesto is always trust your three ways of knowing, all equally important as sources for your creativity. These distinct paths build your creative confidence. You are enough!

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“This should be in every school….”

Five Star Review on Amazon By DaisyGirl

I have an M.Ed. in Counseling, and I am also a leather and metal artist and engraver. I thought I was at a point in my life where I had the wisdom and courage of age to be as creative as I wanted or needed to be. Since reading Ms. Brandt’s book, I now understand that I have so much more potential as an artist than I ever allowed myself to realize. This book has given me “permission” to listen far more intently and respond to my artistic impulses, and has also given me the language to inspire others in my life who seek further artistic growth and sophistication. Reading it has done my spirit good, and all students of any creative endeavor should be heartily encouraged to read it.

About the Author

Betsy Brandt is a geoscientist and consultant. She has served many industries required to “create something from nothing” using her head, heart and gut as sources of creativity for proven breakthrough results. From discovering major oil and gas fields offshore to fostering creativity in international teams… she is a recognized authority on creativity.

She has degrees in Geology and Organizational Development at Texas A&M University and Fielding Graduate University. She worked extensively in the Far East for Exxon/Mobil and the largest Laboratories in the U.S.

Today Betsy is an organizational and business consultant living in the mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband and dogs. She enjoys hiking and high desert gardening. Her core message of everyone is creative resonates with people of all ages and walks of life. She invites all to become the best version of themselves and find true meaning by pursuing long term creative quests.

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