21 Days to Creativity: How to Develop a Creative Practice

Learn techniques, inspirations, and strategies for creativity in just twenty minutes a day
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  • Lectures 45
  • Length 2 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

* Launched March 2016 with over 4000 enrollments in the first two weeks. Thank you!!!

Have you been craving a life that feels more creative and filled with intention, meaning, and joy?

Maybe you’ve tried to fit a regular creative practice into your life but you’re having trouble sticking with it or just getting started?

Whether you consider yourself to be a beginning or experienced creative, this course is for you!

This comprehensive, fun, and informative course on creativity is filled with inspiring ideas and activities that are designed to take no more than twenty minutes a day for 21 days.

Since it takes 21 days to make a new habit, by the end of the course you will be well on your way to making creativity a regular and daily part of your life. A life filled with creativity is a life filled with passion, magic, and purpose.

Here is a brief summary of what the course covers:

COURSE OUTLINE:

Getting Prepared: How to find the right space and time for creating.

Getting Started: Techniques for transitioning from your busy day-to-day life to your creative work - or for getting unstuck - that include journaling, walking, ritual, meditation, etc.

Getting Inspired: Learn to identify what inspires you and how you can tap into that at any time.

Getting Focused: How to go from initial inspiration to actual completed project through planning, goal setting, and scheduling (in a fun creative way!)

Getting Productive: How to stay with your creative work by holding yourself accountable, finding the right supports, and tracking your progress.

Carrying It Forward: How to take what you have learned from this course and apply it to your future creative work.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS COURSE:

  • How to make creativity a daily part of your life
  • How to sample various creative practices and techniques to determine what works best for you
  • How to pick the one creative project that is most meaningful to you at this time
  • How to set goals for your project so that you can see it through to completion
  • How to make a long-term and short-term plan for your creative work
  • Lots of creative ideas and inspiration
  • A deeper understanding of your creative rhythms and habits
  • How to get started with your creative work
  • Discover what inspires you and how to tap into that anytime
  • How to find the right creative support for yourself and hold yourself accountable
  • How to get unstuck from a creative project
  • How to commit to yourself and your creative work
  • And much more!


How to take this course:

  • Ideally, this course is done over 21 days
  • However, you are welcome to simply follow the course at your own pace.
  • Either way, you will learn a lot and be inspired!

How to sign up:

Simply click the “Take this course” button on the top right-hand side of this page – and come join the fun!

Other benefits:

  • This course is available on-demand – which means you can access it anytime.
  • This course is 100% refundable for the first thirty days if for some reason you are not satisfied.
  • You will have the opportunity to ask the instructor questions anytime!

“Lauren worked with me last year on my creative process and I can tell you she really gets this stuff. Her help gave a real boost to my creativity. If you are looking for help in increasing your creativity you should take this course.” – Ian Murray, Photographer

“Thanks to Lauren, I have most of the first draft of a book I had been saying I was writing for years, but had never sat down to write before.” – Amber Hadigan, Writer

“She is wonderful to work with and is helping me expand my creativity in ways I had not imagined.” – Andrew Getch, songwriter and painter

“I highly recommend Lauren’s creativity coaching. I LOVE having a cheerleader who helps me stay focused.” – Sarah Starkey, musician

What are the requirements?

  • The desire to be creative
  • A sense of humor and play
  • An open heart and mind
  • Computer access
  • Optional: a journal and pen
  • Come as you are!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to make creativity a daily part of your life
  • Have the opportunity to sample various creative practices and techniques to determine what works best for you
  • Pick the one creative project that is most meaningful to you at this time
  • Discover the best way to set goals for your project so that you can see it through to completion
  • Learn how to make a long-term and short-term plan for your creative work
  • Lots of creative ideas and inspiration
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your creative rhythms and habits
  • Learn ways to get started with your creative work
  • Discover what inspires you and how to tap into that anytime
  • Learn how to find the right creative support for yourself and hold yourself accountable
  • Learn ways to get unstuck from a creative project
  • Learn how to commit to yourself and your creative work
  • And much more!

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who would like creativity to be a regular part of their lives
  • Anyone who feels like they are not creative at all but would like to be
  • Experienced creatives who would like to refresh or re-integrate a regular creative routine
  • Anyone seeking a life rich in meaning, intention, and play

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction and Welcome
01:09

Welcome and a brief overview on what you will gain from this course!

03:24

In this lecture we will learn who this course is for, what we will cover in the course, and how to get the most out of it

04:12

In this lecture we will learn the significance of 21 days in a row of designated creative practice - and also look at some things that we don't need to wait for in order to be creative

01:46

In this lecture we will create a personal commitment statement for the course

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A printable outline of 21-Days to Creativity

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Please note that the discussion section that I mention a few times in the course will soon be changed to the "Ask A Question" section. Please feel free to post your discussion subject and question there so we can all benefit. Thanks so much!

Section 2: Getting Prepared
01:02

In this section we will explore and designate a space and time for our daily creative practice

03:00

In this lecture we will explore a designated space for creating

07:07

In this lecture we will designate a set time every day for our daily creative practice

Article

In this lecture we will summarize what we learned about getting prepared

Section 3: Getting Started
01:03

In this lecture we introduce the following section that explores a variety of tools and techniques that can help us get started and warmed up to begin our creative practice.

06:12

In this lecture we will explore the power of journaling to support our creative work

04:07

In this lecture we will explore the importance of taking a daily walk to support, not only our health, but our creative work

04:47

In this lecture we will explore the power of ritual to signal the beginning of your creative time or practice

06:06

In this lecture we will explore meditation as a tool to help begin our creative work

03:37

In this lecture we will talk about the various ways we can warm up and ease ourselves into our creative work. The possibilities are endless! Please share some ways that you enjoy in the discussion section.

Article

In this lecture we will summarize what we learned about getting started

4 questions

Let's test our knowledge about some of the creative warm-up techniques that we learned in this section!

Section 4: Getting Inspired
01:00

In this section we will learn how to track what inspires us by creating several lists that we can access at any time

06:14

In this lecture we will generate a list of anything that inspires us - the sky's the limit!

07:20

In this lecture we will learn how getting out of the box and away from our routines will inspire creativity

02:57

In this lecture we will generate our dream list - a list of all of our dreams, no matter how big, small, silly, or impossible they may seem

03:26

In this lecture we will create a list of our heroes and notice what qualities they possess. These are the qualities that we seek within ourselves (and likely already have!)

Article

In this lecture we will summarize our inspiration exercises and recognize that we can access these lists at any time to feel inpsired

Section 5: Getting Focused
01:26

In this lecture we will learn that planning and setting goals for our creative project can be creative and inspiring too!

03:52

In this lecture we will learn how to pick one creative idea to focus on for the rest of this course

02:56

In this lecture we will make a commitment statement for our creative idea

05:18

In this lecture we will learn how to set goals and end dates for our creative projects by breaking them down into smaller parts

02:57

In this lecture we will set a short-term goal and date for the first or next step in our creative project

06:21

In this lecture we will learn how to schedule and make a plan for working on our creative project

Article

In this lecture we summarize our planning and goal setting

Section 6: Getting Productive
00:59

In this lecture, we will explore ways to stay on track and hold ourselves accountable

05:43

In this section we will explore individuals who may be able to provide support support and hold us accountable

03:38

In this section we will explore groups who may be able to provide support support and hold us accountable

04:37

In this lecture we will talk about ways we can track our progress

Article

In this lecture we will summarize this section on getting productive and emphasize the need to continue seeking out ways to support and hold ourselves accountable while tracking our progress. These can shift and change over time.

3 questions

Let's test our knowledge about getting productive with our creative work!

Section 7: Carrying It Forward
02:31

In this lecture we will see if there are any techniques or ideas from this course that we would particularly like to take with us as we move forward with our creative work

02:27

In this lecture we will make one last commitment statement for our creative work

Article

In this lecture we will summarize what we have learned in the Carrying It Forward Section

Section 8: Thank You & Celebration
01:44

In this lecture we will summarize what we have learned in this course and look at what we might like in the future

01:11

Please leave a review - and thank you!

Section 9: Bonus Material
05:08

In this lecture we will learn more about the instructor's background, her interest in creativity, and how many cats she owns

02:13

In this lecture we will learn why it is important and how it benefits us to be creative every day

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A list of books referenced in this course

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A list of some of my favorite books on creativity

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Find out about my other Udemy courses and receive special discount coupons! Also find out how to stay in touch and find out about future courses. Thanks so much!

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Instructor Biography

Lauren Lapointe, Creativity Coach, Singer/Songwriter, Yoga Teacher

* over 9,300 online students since March 2016!

LAUREN LAPOINTE is a nationally-touring singer-songwriter who had no idea that she was creative until well into adulthood. Following her instincts, she left her cushy office job and business degree behind to follow a creative way of life and never looked back. She has since released three critically acclaimed CDs, played at the nation’s top listening rooms, and received international radioplay. In addition to her music, she teaches yoga and meditation and inspires and leads others with her Creativity Coaching practice. She has conducted workshops and seminars in creativity and enjoys working one-on-one and in groups to help people realize and follow their dreams and live creative and fulfilling lives. Although she grew up in Canada she now lives in Savannah, Georgia in the Southeastern USA with her husband and an undisclosed number of cats. Chocolate is usually nearby.

“Lauren worked with me last year on my creative process and I can tell you she really gets this stuff. Her help gave a real boost to my creativity. If you are looking for help in increasing your creativity you should take this course.” – Ian Murray, Photographer

“Thanks to Lauren, I have most of the first draft of a book I had been saying I was writing for years, but had never sat down to write before.” – Amber Hadigan, Writer

“She is wonderful to work with and is helping me expand my creativity in ways I had not imagined.”– Andrew Getch, songwriter and painter

“I highly recommend Lauren’s creativity coaching. I LOVE having a cheerleader who helps me stay focused.” – Sarah Starkey, musician

YOGA & MEDITATION TEACHING: Lauren Lapointe is a certified 500-hour professional Kripalu yoga teacher who also holds certifications in Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, and in teaching meditation. She is known for her joyful and heart-centered approach to yoga and strongly believes that yoga is available to everyone – all bodies and fitness levels –and is not just a physical practice but a mindful and compassionate way of life. Her classes emphasize the mind/body connection through the breath and encourage self-reflection and acceptance. 

“Lauren’s dedication and love of the practice moves and motivates all who take her yoga classes.” Betsy Freeman

"When Lauren Lapointe introduced me to her gentle but challenging yoga teachings, I knew I had finally found a yoga teacher that understood not only my individual needs and challenges on the mat, but each and every student’s in the class as well. The gentle but energetic practice Lauren leads us through in class is always stimulating for not only the body but the mind as well. She reminds us to come back to the breath while we seek our own personal edge throughout the practice. Under Lauren’s instruction, I can not imagine a day without some form of yoga practice, even if it’s a 2-minute time out to remind myself to come back to the breath while I let my mind still, regroup, and meet life’s daily challenges again. Regardless of where you are in your yoga journey, beginner or life long enthusiast, Lauren will enhance your yoga practice and inspire you over and over again to return to the mat." - Nancy Alford-Gill

"I highly recommend starting any employee retreat or training program with Lauren's yoga session. The employees were able to completely relax and prepare their minds for the very busy day. Lauren's voice is soothing and she has the ability to get anyone to a relaxed state of mind." - Lesley Hanak, Vice President for Human Resources, Savannah College of Art and Design

“Lauren brings a balance of energy and calm, of yin and yang to the mat. Her Yin-Yang Yoga workshop at Dancing Dogs Yoga was an amazing, insightful, and mindful practice. We will invite her back soon!” - Shelley Lowther, owner Dancing Dogs Yoga, Savannah GA


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