HOW ARE CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION RELATED TO BEING A MAVERICK?
“Creativity, I’m learning to understand the definition of it. So when I was a younger person it was I must be a fashion designer right? I must create an item that someone must wear. That’s creativity. I’m learning more about myself to understand where to put those outlets, because I know I need them right? I’m starting to define creativity as more and more being fascinated by puzzles right. Well that might be a puzzle, or might be you’re constructing an item, or it might be that you’re writing a speech, or it could be any number of things. I could be as simple as hey I’m going to reflect on my business and find new ways that I can approach from that angle. If you’re not wired that way I don’t think you would be interested to take those steps. It is a very selfish kind of, you’re scratching an itch all the time. You know when some people bless their souls, they’re hard wired that way…I don’t think you know innovation until it’s happened. You always look back and say that was innovative. I don’t know that everything a creative person does is innovative either. I’ve seen more innovations come out of again a random conversation or someone makes one statement and you happen to be going down a direction only later do you realize, wow what a turning point that was. So if I think about that question a different way, does innovation come out of anything else? Probably not.”