Thank you for choosing, and making the time, to take the What’s Your Hidden Creativity Potential? quiz.
Many congratulations to you! What you are doing – capturing and bringing to life a richness and quality of experience that is missed by many – is uncommon, and much needed in the world.
And I know there are more levels of extraordinariness waiting patiently to join in your adventure!
The purpose of this quiz is to add fuel to the fire in you that wants to experience all that you can be, i.e., to follow the natural impulse to self-actualize that Abraham Maslow spoke about!
Hi - I'm Jan Cross, Creativity Change-Maker and founder at Extraordinary Mind Project.
Over more than three decades - in what has turned out to be my life's work - I’ve helped literally thousands of people reconnect with hidden creativity that they didn’t know (or remember) they have.
As evolved over time, this brain-aware pathway has proven transformational for people no matter how creative they seemed to be, or not, before knowing this information.
It has huge potential for raising the level of creativity in our world. Which is what led me down the path of creating the quiz.
So, thank you very much for your interest. Let’s get to your results!
Based on the information you’ve shared in the quiz, the category that best reflects where you are on the path home to your full potential is “Creativity Adventurer".
Whether purely intuitively and/or through curious observation you have obviously developed some pretty reliable ways of tapping your creativity.
Are any of the following on your list of favourites?
You know the importance of sometimes just ‘getting out of the way’ of your brilliant new connection-making subconscious mind.
If so, then no surprise! Neuroscience has recently found that daydreaming, awe and wonder experiences, the flow state, and imagination all use the same brain networks.
So, if in your busy life you haven’t already done so, give yourself permission to
They are creative states! . . . v. important work.
Chances are you have an interest in personal growth work as a way of exploring what's possible in life. Yes? No? I would love to know!
Let's start with the thought that you already have more creativity in your life than most, in both amount and diversity.
You are a true adventurer!
There are likely times, though, when
But, hey, on the other hand, there are times when you’ve caught those tantalising glimpses in yourself of astonishing levels of talent and ease.
You kind of know – especially from the best flows you’ve had – that there’s much more to you and your creativity.
Q: What could some brain science in the creativity mix mean for you?
What would it be like to be able to call up all of that magic on-demand?
A: An opening to opportunities that even you've never thought of!
Because for everyone, imagination is faced with the limitations of what we think is possible! And this is your ticket to slipping past them!
Imagine that . . . in this secretly champing-at-the-bit “Creativity-In-Waiting” world of yours!
My guess is that you would deep down like this to be a case of just
“Give me the know-how . . . and stand back!”
BTW, how many delightful surprises can you stand?
It is hard to reconnect with hidden creativity, to find your way home to the whole of your potential!
The most common reason for this – and the most unknown – is on a practical brain mechanics level.
Let me explain, though, how . . .
AND MORE DELIBERATELY AND DEEPLY THAN YOU EVER HAVE!
Because when you know the underlying mechanism of why something works for you, you can do it more so.
It’s remarkably fast and easy to open way more possibilities!
WARNING: This is about to get nerdy!
In practical terms, from our outsider/owner’s point of view, our brain is designed with two very important functions on the subconscious level that happen to be in opposition.
ONE SUBCONSCIOUS FUNCTION is to take you safely through your day by matching incoming data against the patterning of your past experience. It very efficiently has you repeat what you already know – automatically, instantaneously, and perfectly!
So if, for example, you were a stick-man level drawer and you had a piece of paper, a pencil, and a subject to hand, your brain would know exactly what’s required . . . stick-man level drawing!
It would have you do it perfectly, and continue to do so, unless and until you find out how to intercept patterns that were holding you, hostage, at stickman level.
In fact, it repeats past patterning so well that it can leave you believing that it’s the whole picture of what’s possible, or not, for you to achieve and be.
And this is the biggest mistake that people make: to believe this!
Of these two subconscious functions, this past-based one is dominant and so you can see how easy it is to
THE OTHER SUBCONSCIOUS FUNCTION is, of course, your creativity!
Your ‘born to explore’, breaking out ability!
“This provides you with the tools and brain knowledge, and the permission, to explore your own creative abilities." ~ Murray D., schoolteacher
“Very different to other courses. Feel more potential in life, other abilities.” ~ Mina J., medical doctor
'Before & after'
Following are examples of participants unfolding hidden creativity during Extraordinary Mind Project courses.
Included are some post-course transformations people have experienced using the same brain-aware approach in non-drawing areas.
These breakthroughs, and the outside-the-norm progress, happen in hours of working with this information, not in weeks and months, or over years.
There's something magical about this!
“I know it was me [that just drew that], because I was here!” ~ Nola O.
“I feel like I can do anything. I really do!” ~ Naomi A.
“Jan takes you from nothing to something. It’s a beautiful experience!” ~ Frank S., engineer
In a "Creativity Adventurer" world such as yours, the biggest secret to the limitless unfolding of creativity is having ‘at will’ access to the deepest, most hidden, reaches of it.
For this to happen, more practical information about the mechanics of your brain, and how to work with it, is beyond beneficial.
Happily, there is now a practical and fast small step-by-small step – and this is the important bit – brain-aware path to take to your patiently waiting hidden creativity.
Right now, here's what you can do to start opening a deeper connection with it than is common.
TRY THIS: No matter what level you are now at, can you stop yourself in your patterned belief tracks for a moment and stand . . . open to the thought that:
The truth is: your creativity is limitless!!
A TIP: Do you think of raising your creativity level as a way of
THEN TRY THIS . . .
Because, as you know, the essence of the creative flow state is to lose all sense of self i.e. to transcend the self and its limiting opinions and expectations, and to come out surprised, seeing yourself and what you can do in a new light!
Here's an example of someone changing how they see themselves and what they can do . . . from one drawing (centre) to the next (right)!
Between the 'before' drawing (left) and the breakthrough drawing (centre) are the 20 hours of brain-aware information and exercises that make this possible.
Note: exponential unfolding is the norm. It's available to everyone, no matter what level you are currently at.
A simple idea: creativity is a choice!
Just keep actively choosing the new, choosing to explore, choosing curiosity,
Because otherwise your subconscious brain - it's designed that way - will keep you efficiently repeating your whole life pretty much as you know it.
Including, hampering you from being as creative as you sense you deep down want to be.
Happily, we're also designed, especially made, for creativity!
But you have to choose it! Time after time. Is there anything more fun? Preaching to the converted here, I know!
“Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives … most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the results of creativity… [and] when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life."
~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, legendary creativity researcher, author of the book “Flow: the Psychology of Optimal Experience,” and the first to popularize the concept of “creative flow”.
The simple actions mentioned above – choosing to be open to the idea of limitless creativity within you and choosing creativity often – underlie the success of this brain-aware pathway.
By approaching drawing exercises in a brain-aware way (not right brain/ left brain – this is up to the minute ‘whole brain’) you can, in effect, re-wire your brain for direct, on-demand access to your true potential. And know how you did it! Important!
Along the way spinoffs include
I’m excited for you and urge you – if you don’t already - to think of flourishing your creativity as part of the change that the world’s waiting for!
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