What is creativity? Making a radio out of a phone

The other day my 13 year old nonchalantly took my IPhone and placed it in the radio (see above).  What was he doing?  Using the radio to play the music off my IPhone.


For him, yes.

For me, no.

I had banded my thinking, which is a creativity killer.  Banded thinking is placing constricting, limiting beliefs around our thinking.  Like you can’t play a phone on a radio.

Even though I use earphones to listen to my music on my IPhone.  Even though I use it for many other uses, ‘phone’ was the dominant category reserved in my gray matter.  My kid unbanded my thinking.

IPhone used to equal phone.

Now IPhone equals cool kitchen radio.

Took my kid to take off the bands and make me realize how you can make a phone into a radio.

Want to learn more about creativity?  Register now for the course I’m teaching at Langara.

Embracing Creativity: How to Rediscover Your Creative DNA
June 23rd, 2010, 10 am to 5 pm
Langara College, Vancouver, B.C.

Feel the need to be more creative but not sure where to start? Is the pace of change outpacing your ability to keep up? We’ll open the door to your creative DNA through fun and engaging activities. We’ll combat common myths (‘I’m not creative’) and common fears (‘I’m not creative enough’) through practical application of 6 main creativity skills for use both at home and in the workplace.

For more information or to register go to the Langara website registration page or email or call Leslie Kemp at 604-323-5981 or lkemp@langara.bc.ca.

Hope to see you there!


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