008: Fixedness: Your Main Barrier to Creative Thinking

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008: Fixedness: Your Main Barrier to Creative Thinking

Every day, you face at least one situation where a creative idea would come in handy. But there are just times when you feel like nothing comes out of you. 

So what diminishes your creative spark?

It’s actually not because you don’t want to be creative, or you don’t need to be. 

What blocks creativity is this condition called fixedness.

Fixedness is a cognitive bias that limits our ability to see the world around us differently than what we’re used to. 

Today, let’s take a deep dive into how you can break your fixedness so you can start adding some creativity into your business, your systems and processes, and everyday life.

 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  1. What is fixedness
  2. Why it’s good
  3. The Dunker Candle Experiment
  4. The barriers to creative output: 3 types of fixedness
  5. The 5 SIT techniques to break fixedness

 

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