"The Creativity Guy"
     Author of the book The Joy of Thinking Big

 

Creativity and Money

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You Are Already a Millionaire — Your Creativity Makes It So! 
 

In my view, Mark Twain expressed a great deal of wisdom with these words: “Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered — either by themselves or by others.”

The fact that so many people haven’t discovered they are geniuses is a major reason why they toil away at jobs they hate and don't make as money as they are capable of earning. As is to be expected, most corporations aren’t about to help their employees realize they are geniuses for fear of losing them.

By geniuses, I refer to individuals with the potential to make a difference in this world and be rewarded for it if they ever get around to developing and using their creativity. Unfortunately, most people have allowed organizations, educational institutions, and society to suppress their creativity for so long that they don’t realize how creative they can be. Truth be told, most people can be more creative and, in turn, more successful.

Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five.
— Joel Hildebrand

Money, like most everything else in life, can be viewed as an illusion — although a very nice one to be experiencing if you have a lot of it. It is also a very satisfying illusion if you have truly earned your riches from your own efforts, creativity, and risk-taking.
— from Life's Secret Handbook: Reminders for Adventurous Souls Who Want to Make a Big Difference in this World

In this regard, there are two principles for creative success — one general and one specific. The general principle is that virtually everyone has the ability to be more creative and accomplish extraordinary things in this world. The specific principle is that almost everyone has volunteered to be exempt from the general principle. Put another way, few people spend time, effort, or thought cultivating their creative ability, which is an essential element for achieving real success in life.

Your wealth can only grow to the extent you do.
— T. Harv Eker

The majority of adults don’t get halfway to reaching their full creative potential due to their self-imposed limitations. Sadly, many people have suppressed both their desire and their ability to be creative for so long that they think they are naturally uncreative. You may be one of them.

How many times have you said to yourself or others, “If I only had the creative ability to pull that off?” All told, each one of us has greater inventiveness than we exhibit in ordinary life, but most of us are unaware of it, or refrain from using it. Again, there is no heavier burden than great potential that we are squandering. To deny our creativity is to lie to the world and, worse, to lie to ourselves.

A man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket, and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable, and should be secured, because they seldom return.
— Francis Bacon

Creativity starts when you cut a zero from your budget.
— Jaime Lerner

Creative thinking, if diligently practiced, allows each and every one of us to accomplish feats that appear to be unattainable miracles to those who don’t practice it. Creativity combined with action is a simple, easy, and surefire way to achieve health, wealth, and happiness in our lives; it is also an invaluable tool to help us experience harmony in this fast-moving and constantly changing world in which we live.

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.
— Thomas Edison

Use your brain. It's the little things that count.
— Graffiti

If you are serious about attaining true success in this rapidly changing world, start with the premise that from both a financial and a personal point of view, your most valuable asset is not your job, your house, or your bank account. Plain and simple, it’s your creative ability. Your creative mind has great value because it can solve problems.

All employers have problems that they pay employees to solve. In the same vein, individuals have various problems, such as needing something to entertain them, that they pay others to solve.

To be blind is bad, but worse is to have eyes and not to see.
— Helen Keller

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
— Robert Bresson

The more you reason the less you create.
— Raymond Chandler

The value you place on your creative mind should be at least one million dollars because you can use it to generate many times this amount over your lifetime. This makes creativity the poor person’s wealth. Indeed, when you list the monetary value of your personal assets, the grand total should make you a millionaire simply by including the value of your creative ability.

You, too, can joyfully earn a decent living if you develop your creative side and in doing so provide an imaginative product or service that people want. In fact, it’s harder to suppress your creativity than to use it. Everyone has the deep-seated desire to produce something innovative. In everyone there is a creative person wanting to break out and make a difference in this world.

All things considered, your creativity is your biggest asset. Put another way, you are already a millionaire — your creativity makes it so! You must recognize the latent genius within and stay in the habit of being innovative if you want to attain true success in your life. To maximize the use of your creative mind is to maximize the career and financial aspects of your life.

COPYRIGHT © 2013 by Ernie J. Zelinski
 
All Rights Reserved

 

Quotes Relating to Creativity and Money

It's better to be out of money than out of new creative ideas on how to make money.
— Spiritual Rule of Money

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.
— Thomas Edison

The Most Creative Shortcut to Success Is to Reevaluate What Success Means to You.
— from 101 Really Important Things You Already Know But Keep Forgetting

The law of floatation was not discovered by contemplating the sinking of things.
— Thomas Troward

Use your brain. It's the little things that count.
— Graffiti

No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or “get rich”
in business by being a conformist.
— J Paul Getty

The blind quest for cash is a fool's errand.
— Tim Ferris 
 
The fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone is aiming for base hits.
— Tim Ferris 

Tens of thousands of people, most of them less capable than you, leave their jobs every day. It's neither uncommon nor fatal.
— Tim Ferris

Anything great that has been accomplished in the history of humanity has started with one small thought. We all have those thoughts; few people do anything with theirs, however. What do you intend to do with yours?

— from Look Ma: Life’s Easy by Ernie J. Zelinski 

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
— Jim Rohn

All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
— Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Your wealth can only grow to the extent you do.
— T. Harv Eker

It's lonely at the top. Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre. The level of competition is thus fiercest for "realistic" goals, paradoxically making them the most time-consuming and energy consuming. It is easier to raise $10,000,000 than it is $1,000,000. It is easier to pick up the one perfect 10 in the bar than the five 8s.
— Tim Ferris 

Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor.
— Paul Hawken

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
— Norman Vincent Peale

When starting out, don't worry about not having enough money. Limited
funds are a blessing, not a curse. Nothing encourages creative thinking
in quite the same way.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

Just one great idea can change your life dramatically.
Look for it.
It's there somewhere!
— from Career Success Without a Real Job by Ernie Zelinski
 

All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
— Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

 

Make good use of bad rubbish.
— Elizabeth Beresford

 

One of your most powerful inner resources is your own creativity. Be willing to try out something new and play the game full—out.
— Marcia Wieder


One is not born a genius,one becomes a genius.
— Simone de Beauvoir

 

If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.
— Tim Ferris 

Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you
happy, satisfied, even joyous. That has more of an effect on economic
well-being than any other single factor.
— Paul Hawken


Get Creative — You Will Surprise Yourself and Change the World!
— from Career Success Without a Real Job


Do It Badly — But at Least Do It!
— from Career Success Without a Real Job

 

You can always make up in creativity what you lack in good fortune. Playing the game of life is like playing poker. Playing three aces badly won't get you as far as playing a terrible hand well.
— from The Lazy Person’s Guide to Success

 

People who don't respect money don't have any.
— J. Paul Getty, Billionaire Oil Tycoon

 

Money will appear when you are doing the right things in your life.
— Michael Phillips

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2016 by Ernie J. Zelinski 
 Owner of VIP BOOKS
and Author of Career Success Without a Real Job
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