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WHAT'S  YOUR HIDDEN CREATIVITY POTENTIAL? QUIZ

   What these results mean ...  

Congratulations and thank you!

Thank you for choosing, and making the time, to take the What’s Your Hidden Creativity Potential? quiz.

Major congratulations to you!  What you are doing - flowing creativity freely through your life - is rare, 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!

What’s Your Hidden Creativity Potential category?

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 “Life As Art".

Hey, you're "Life As Art"!  Go, you!

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?

  • When you have a problem that you can’t solve with conscious effort you will likely know when it’s time to simply stop and ‘sleep on it’ (or take a shower, or go for a drive - the 3 research-confirmed favourites!) And wait for a perfect ‘aha!’ insight answer to come to mind for you later.

You know the importance of sometimes just ‘getting out of the way’ of your brilliant new connection-making subconscious mind!

  • You think it’s OK to spend time daydreaming
  • You love those ‘stop you in your tracks’ awe and wonder moments, such as a beautiful sunset, or a person performing any activity (singing, writing, on the football field, in the science lab, ...) at a transcendent level.

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 

  • stare out of the window often!
  • and not miss any awe and wonder opportunity that comes along!

They are creative states! . .   v. important work.

 

Chances are you have an interest in personal growth work as a way of exploring how widely and deeply your life can be lit up as a work of art. Yes? No? I would love to know!

What can some brain science mean for  you and your creativity? 

Let’s start with the thought that you’re already extraordinarily creative and have a deep-seated understanding that creative expression goes well beyond ‘the arts’, that the magic applies to all of life.

  • You know the calm and peace and power that's at the centre of the creative energy state.  
  • You love the possibilities and delightful surprises that creativity brings. Along with the aliveness, and 
  • the sense of ‘coming home’ to who you really are.
  • A joy for you is lighting creativity fires everywhere, especially in unexpected places.  Am I right?

 

There are likely times, though, when you

  • can feel stuck or at a standstill in some area of life, and not your usual easily inspired self,
  • or your deep-seated belief in your creativity might waver for no apparent reason. That  ‘something’s missing’ in life feeling can come up, and it can be slow to find your way back.
  • Or times when you are inspired well enough but don’t yet know exactly how it is that you can often (but not always) find that extra life, ease, freedom that you are sensing wants to be expressed.

But, hey, on the other hand, when you do it's like, in your art, for example, having your work speak . . . without saying a word!

Q: What could some brain science in the creativity mix mean for you?

What if you were able to call up all of the magic (including mystery hidden depths) 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! 

My guess is that you would deep down like this to be a case of just 

“Give me the know-how . . . and stand back!”

OK, then!

BTW, how many delightful surprises can you stand? 

The most common obstacle on the “Life As Art” path is also the key to the cure

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 . . . 

an understanding of the practical mechanics of the brain
– and how to work with it
allows us adult humans to enter our natural energy state of creativity and flow,
more deliberately and on a deeper level
than adults usually can.

And it’s remarkably fast and easy to open way more possibilities!

WARNING: This is about to get nerdy!

Two subconscious functions in opposition 

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 are a stick-man level drawer and you have a piece of paper, a pencil, and a subject to hand, your brain knows exactly what’s required . . . stick-man level drawing!

It will have you do it perfectly, and continue to do so, unless and until you find out how to intercept patterns that are holding you hostage at stickman level.

In fact, it repeats past patterning so well that it can leave you believing that what you have been able to do so far is 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

  • become stuck, or feel at a standstill, in a situation, and to
  • underestimate your ability to break out of it, to change things.

 

THE OTHER SUBCONSCIOUS FUNCTION is, of course, your creativity!

Your ‘born to explore’, breaking out ability! 

What 'breaking out' looks like . . .

NOTE: Improving your drawing ability out of sight is used as a perfect context for learning how to access all hidden creativity . . . giving you the freedom and tools to go ahead and light up any area of your life with more creativity

“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 & afters

Following are examples of hidden creativity unfolding for participants during Extraordinary Mind Project courses.

Included are some post-course transformations people have experienced when using the same brain-aware approach in non-drawing areas.

Outside-the-norm

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

What you can do right now to access hidden creativity

In an already ”Life As Art”  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.

1 Begin transcending limiting beliefs

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:

  • all your accomplishments so far  (art and non-art), all learning, problem solving, and creativity have been based on subconscious new-connection-making ie on the creativity mechanism, and
  • as remarkable as your accomplishments are, might they still just be the tip of the iceberg?

The truth is: your creativity is limitless!!

A TIP:  Do you think of raising your creativity level as a way of

  • developing and expressing more of the person you know yourself to be, who you identify as? (This approach is the norm.)

THEN TRY THIS . . .

  • think busting right through your beliefs, transcending who you think you are and what you can do!

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 and be in a new light! 

Following is 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 currently are at.

2 Choose creativity! It's your natural state!

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 life pretty much as you know it.

Including continuing to hamper you being as creative as you sense you deep down want to be. You don't have to wait around for the muse to visit, for the perfect time to be creative.

Happily, we are also designed, especially made, for creativity!

But you have to choose it! Time after time. What fun?

“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”.

Curious? Here are some steps toward more uncommon creativity

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

  • a naturally toned-down inner- critic
  • comfort outside your comfort zone (and excitement)
  • a knack of ‘living in the question’ – that creativity is – rather than out of already known answers
  • a quality of focus that makes magic,

among others.

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.

Best

Jan Cross.

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