Five Ways to Open Up to Your Creativity. {Video}

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Jul 7, 2012
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Creativity is not a talent. It is not a talent. It is a way of operating.
~ John Cleese

According to Mr. Cleese, there are certain conditions which make it more likely that you’ll get yourself into the “open mode” and that “something creative will occur.”

(But there are no guarantees.)

Here are the five things, presented with his infamous dry sense of humor:

  1. Space
  2. Time
  3. Time
  4. Confidence
  5. A 22-inch waist (i.e., humor)

The full lecture.

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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at and A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


3 Responses to “Five Ways to Open Up to Your Creativity. {Video}”

  1. Thanks – this is perfect as I'm currently working on a project on how to help children develop their creativity & imagination. Will be hosted on Yoga U Online in August.

  2. Eric says:

    Lynn~ wonderful!!! Cleese is just brilliant and so insightful. I find myself replaying parts over again. he's actually giving meditation technique and & showing us how to be outside our typical paradigms. thanks!!