Can A Strict Routine Make You Creative?

I learn best by seeing and listening to other people talk about how they do their work.

So, when Creative Live came out with their 30 Days Of Genius series, I loaded up my Huffduffer with these videos every day and started learning.

Making A Creative Routine

It’s interesting to hear some of the same things repeated over and over again by multiple different people in drastically different fields. The similarities in mindset and routine was pretty astounding. Made me think a lot about my routine (or lack of it) and is making me much more focused.

Routine seems like a bad word for creative people. But it’s specifically the strict routines in their day that give their creative side more energy to flourish.

Remove the mundane day to day decisions from your life, like what to eat and what to wear, and you suddenly have more energy to make the bigger more important decisions when the time comes.

This series is not just theory and mind-set. It can get very tactical and it’s full of things that you can use in your business right away.

I recommend listening to the entire series. I truly learned something from each one of these videos (yes even Sagmeister). But if you want to start with just one or two, pick a name from the link below and get learning!

See a full list of interviews and my favorite interview picks over at the original blog post here.

Chase Jarvis, the host and creator of the show, also mentioned that he will be releasing all of these as a podcast very soon. I will update this post as soon as I see the podcast version come out.

Join 30 Days Of Genius Here

Originally published at nickvegas.co on June 6, 2016.