InnovatorsBox was a service I myself desperately needed. In 2013, I started my dream career in nuclear nonproliferation, but I felt stuck. The lack of creativity and experimentation made me risk-averse. While I loved my work, I got depressed. The problem was because there was no workshop, community or toolkit that I can learn about creativity without associating it to art. But when I learned how to use creativity as a life skill set, I not only connected with my true self but also made visible progress professionally and personally. This is why I founded InnovatorsBox a space and a community for creatives of all industries. Unlike other programs that focus on the ideation and creative process methodologies, we teach how one can build a creative mindset by honing self-awareness, self-resilience, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness so that they can find their own creative method. While other programs usually offer expensive corporation training or online tools, we are different in that we provide programs both for the public and private client. We do this because we want creativity to be accessible so that more individuals can learn to be creative and inspire others to be more creative.
Balance is the key
I focus on balancing my energy and project deadlines instead of worrying about my work hours. I don’t mind working around the clock to complete my tasks but I do prioritize my energy level. I know that I cannot produce the best results I want if I do not take care of myself and get enough sleep, rest, and food. This is why I strategize my meeting and travel times so that I can manage my energy and bandwidth.
Unlike other programs that focus on the ideation and creative process methodologies, we teach how one can build a creative mindset by honing self-awareness, self-resilience, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness so that they can find their own creative method.
The change of mindset and the way you live your life. Prior to my business, I had many entrepreneur friends for years and yet I was always bugged by the comment “Sorry friend, you just can fully understand what it’s like to be an entrepreneur unless you fully become one.” Back then I didn’t know what they meant as I thought I saw how busy they were. Now that I am one, I see why it is so important to be aware of this shifted mindset and why entrepreneurial thinking can be so powerful.