In episode 2 of WTF: What’s the Future, I get to spend time with another dear friend, Chase Jarvis. In my mind, Chase is one of the most creative and inspiring artists of the digital economy. We’ve also had some of the most soulful conversations of my life all around the world. I’m proud to know him.
Chase joined me on WTF to discuss his latest book, Creative Calling: Establish a Daily Practice, Infuse Your World with Meaning, and Succeed in Work + Life. As Chase says, “Life isn’t about finding fulfillment and success – it’s about creating it.” The good news? Creativity isn’t a skill—it’s a habit, a mindset, and a practical lever that transforms our lives and delivers vitality to everything we do. Your personal power awaits.
Whether you realize it or not, you’re creative. We all are. It’s a deep topic I explored in my last book, LifeSCALE. Creativity means creating.
I talk to Chase Jarvis, CEO of CreativeLive and author of Creative Calling, about why mass culture is against creativity. What wears talked about: What creativity is & what it isn’t
Why creativity is mission critical
Reasons mass culture is against creativity
How our society is more creative than ever
3 things about creativity
1) Creativity isn’t just art.
Paintings and photos are nice and all, but creativity means creating things.
You can create machines… breakfast… conversations…
You can also create possibilities (more on that later).
2) Creativity is a muscle.
Chase said you should exercise creativity every day by being purposeful about the things you create.
If you make a habit of flexing your creativity, it’ll get stronger and better.
Being intentionally creative gives you agency over your life by showing you that you have the power to create health, energy, success, fulfillment.
3) Creativity isn’t optional.
Not only is creativity valuable — it’s critical.
If you don’t create, then you’re just moving through your life passively without purpose.
Creativity is the impetus for why we do what we do.
All that said — why have most adults lost the creative joy of their childhoods?
Why does mass culture undervalue creativity?
Listen to my whole conversation with Chase to find out.
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Brian Solis | Author, Keynote Speaker, Futurist
Brian Solis is world-renowned digital analyst, anthropologist and futurist. He is also a sought-after keynote speaker and an 8x best-selling author. In his new book, Lifescale: How to live a more creative, productive and happy life, Brian tackles the struggles of living in a world rife with constant digital distractions. His previous books, X: The Experience When Business Meets Design and What’s the Future of Business explore the future of customer and user experience design and modernizing customer engagement in the four moments of truth.
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