Submitted by Cameron Rhudy
Some of you may be wondering, “how can I be an artful lawyer? I am not a creative person?”
When I talk to people about art or creativity that is what I sometimes hear people say, “I am not a creative person.” What baffles me, however, is that it is usually the woman that says she is not creative that then comes up with really great decorating ideas for parties, or turns around and makes a kick-butt homemade Halloween costume for her son or daughter. Or sometimes it is the person who can look into a sparsely filled refrigerator and take what I would call “nothing to eat” and make an amazing meal without wasting a moment on recipe searching.
These examples sure sound a lot like exercises in creativity wouldn’t you say?
Forget the Creative Bone Business
So, for starters, don’t believe for one moment that you are not a creative person. If you thought about it long enough you probably could come up with several ways in which you practice your creativity on a weekly or perhaps even daily basis.
But even if, for the sake of argument, you truly believe you do not or cannot “create” anything in the traditional sense, then answer this question: