After a much-needed hiatus to reflect on my year-long experiment diving into innovation and realigning for an exciting new chapter, Everyday Innovation is back for a more robust season of content, resources, and community connection.
Even as a conceptual seed, Everyday Innovation was inspired by the daily or consistent intentional commitments and inspired actions that, as individuals, we can make and take to cultivate our unique process of innovation as creators.
The compound effect of showing up to create, design, refine, and share — as well as nourish the foundation of self upon which these are built – writes a legacy of impact one step at a time and allows us to develop creative resilience.
This is the perfect curation to break a period of incubation for EI, and I look forward to sharing and hearing your creator atomic habits that you'll be carrying through 2022 to support your innovation as an impactful creator-entrepreneur!
Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is a result of good work habits. That's it in a nutshell ... In order to be creative you have to know how to prepare to be creative.
~ Twyla Tharpe (Dancer, Choreographer, Author of The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life)
Ultimately, it is your commitment to the process that will determine your progress. When you fall in love with the process rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to give yourself permission to be happy. You can be satisfied anytime your system is running.
~ James Clear (Author of Atomic Habits)
And once you understand that habits can change, you have the freedom and the responsibility to remake them.
Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do).
~ Stephen R. Covey (Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)
By developing and practicing good habits each day, you affirm that you do have control over the very core of your life in the midst of the chaos.
~ Stephen Guise (Author of Elastic Habits)
We've all heard the expression 'we are creatures of habit' and this is perhaps the ultimate truism. Habits are integral to our daily lives and without them, we would not be able to function as effectively.
~ Rob Cristophe (Author of Bad Habits)
Music Journal Playlists (Practice + Examples)
I wanted to share a unique, easy practice for those of you looking to add some mindfulness and fun to your routine!
For the last two years, I have created an annual playlist to which I add songs (near-) daily that capture a notable memory, experience, mood, or "vibe" that resonates. This practice has allowed me to piece together my story in a series of emotion-filled snapshots that instantly bring me back on the journey when I revisit them.
It's also a fantastic way to share your story and musical taste with others in a way that is more personal, regardless of whether it is capturing over a year, week, month, or season in your life.
Innospiration Podcast Playlist
Here is a curated list of a few creativity x atomic habits podcast episodes (and an audio book bonus!) to inspire your routine as you evolve as a powerful innovator.
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
The Power of Habit
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey
To Build Your Writing Habit - Ship30for30
To Track Habits - Fabulous (iOS and Android) | Streaks (iOS, MacOS, WatchOS)
What atomic habits/regular practices/accountability tools support your journey as a creator?