The Creative Thinking Skills IQ Matrix explores how to think more creatively and flexibly about your life, problems, and circumstances. Creativity is the hidden capacity to think about ourselves, others, objects, events, and circumstances in original and unique ways. As we go about our daily lives, our creativity comes to the forefront to assist us with overcoming the problems and challenges that bring excitement and new experiences into our reality. Every time we successfully break through these obstacles we grow and expand our awareness about ourselves, others, circumstances, and the world around us.
Creativity is indeed a powerful and yet somewhat mystical ability that brings with it a vast array of opportunities and skills that enhance our lives. With it, life becomes a curious journey of wonder and adventure. Without it, life becomes far more difficult and challenging. Working through this map will help you to unleash your creative capacity to brainstorm ideas, solving problems, and unlock your full potential.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Creative Thinking Skills mind map.
- Creative Genius Capacity: The first branch of this map explores the importance of creativity and how it impacts and influences every aspect of your life. Here you will also discover how creativity evolves and how it declines in our lives.
- Creative Genius Mindset: The second branch of this map breaks down the characteristics, beliefs, self-talk, and actions of a creative genius. You are also presented with several questions that will help you to become a possibility thinker. Adopting this creative mentality is the first step toward unlocking your creative capacity.
- Creativity Barriers: The third branch of this map delves into common creative roadblocks that will subdue your ability to think creatively when solving problems or brainstorming ideas. This branch specifically breaks down internal and external barriers that rob us of our creative energy. We must avoid succumbing to these roadblocks if we desire to make full use of our creative capacity.
- Creativity-Enhancing Strategies: The final branch of this map outlines effective creativity-enhancing methods you can use to think outside the box about your problems and circumstances. One of the methods outlined here is the S.C.R.A.M.P.E.R. technique for brainstorming ideas. The branch also outlines the 5 phases of creative thought. These phases include (1) the settlement phase, (2) the rejuvenation phase, (3) the creation phase, (4) the synchronization phase, and (5) the implementation phase. Here you also gain insight on how to stimulate your creativity throughout the day.
This map provides a roadmap and framework for improving your ability to think creatively about your life, problems, and circumstances. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these concepts and ideas into your subconscious mind.
A mind map, of course, does this beautifully because it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain as you try to establish new habits of thought and behavior. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information. The brain, subsequently, rewires itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s an ideal tool for creating lasting change and transformation.
Stick with these principles, memorize and incorporate them into your daily thinking regime, and you will progressively develop the ability to brainstorm ideas and solve problems far more creatively and imaginatively.
When you purchase the Creative Thinking IQ Matrix you will receive:
- A PDF copy of the IQ Matrix, which you can use for printing in high resolution.
- A JPG image file of the IQ Matrix, which is ideal for viewing on tablets and mobile devices.
- A Desktop Background version of the map you can use for reference on your computer.
- A MindManager file for those who wish to edit the content of the IQ Matrix.
- A printable PDF summary of this IQ Matrix to help you better understand each concept.
- A bonus IQ Doodle that summarizes key ideas presented within this IQ Matrix. To purchase the full IQ Doodle pack bundle, please visit the IQ Doodle Store.
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