Three Principles For Getting To The Best Idea

by | The Accidental Creative

When you create under pressure, it’s tempting to gravitate toward the first idea just to relieve the tension of not knowing where the project is headed. However, this can often mean compromising the work if that idea doesn’t deliver the kind of value you really want to be known for. You’re simply trading a little discomfort now for a lot of discomfort later.

On this episode, I share three principles from my interview with Adam Steltzner about how to get to the best creative idea and produce work you’re proud of.


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Todd Henry

Todd Henry

Positioning himself as an “arms dealer for the creative revolution”, Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of five books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, The Motivation Code) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.


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