Akinwale Arokodare wears many hats - from being an accomplished architect to a creative coach and a self-discovery advocate.
With a career spanning over a decade in architecture, Akinwale's personal journey of self-reinvention during the COVID era has equipped him with a deep understanding of the struggles and triumphs of embracing one's creativity.
His transition from a conventional architect to a multifaceted creative force, delving into music, art, and self-development, has given him a unique perspective on the intersection of personal growth and creative expression.
Akinwale's relatable experiences and insightful guidance make him a compelling ally for individuals navigating their own paths to creative fulfillment.
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- Embrace Change for Creative Growth: Reflect on life changes, like Akinwale did during COVID, to discover hidden creative talents. Use challenging times as opportunities for spiritual and personal growth.
- Productizing Personal Experiences: Identify your unique skills and life stories. Transform these into products or services that resonate with others, contributing positively to the creator economy.
- Activating Inner Creativity: Explore new hobbies or revisit old ones, like playing an instrument or drawing, as Akinwale did. These activities can be powerful tools for self-discovery and unlocking creativity.
- Mindset for Creative Success: Adopt a reflective mindset to understand your talents and experiences. This shift can help transition into a creative identity, turning challenges into opportunities for creative expression.
- Architectural Thinking in Creativity: Apply principles of design thinking, as in architecture, to your creative process. This approach can help in identifying and solving problems by viewing them as opportunities for innovation.
- Combining Strategy with Creativity: Think purposefully about your creative endeavors. A well-thought-out strategy can significantly enhance the impact and reach of your creative projects.
- Transition to Creative Coaching: Share your journey and solutions to personal challenges. This approach, as Akinwale demonstrates, can inspire and guide others in their creative pursuits.
- Leveraging AI for Creativity: Explore how artificial intelligence can augment your creative process. AI tools can offer new perspectives and speed up the generation of creative ideas.
- Cultivating Creativity in the Next Generation: Encourage and nurture creativity in children early on. Be mindful of the impact of family and societal conditioning on their creative expression.
- Addressing Cultural Barriers in Creativity: Recognize and understand the unique challenges faced by creatives in different cultural contexts. Work towards creating an inclusive environment that supports diverse creative expressions.
Question from Akinwale
What would you say is the greatest problem that you've faced in your creative journey?
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