Conversations on Creativity with Kinja Dixon
Our special guest today is Kinja Dixon.
Recognized unanimously as the No. 1 sales executive in the world in 2013 (the first to win a Gold Stevie and ARDA Award in the same year), Kinja Dixon is the author of three books—Universal Talk Laws, Re-Creationism: The Art of Shaping Reality, and Lil Solar’s Book of Superpowers. An in-demand public speaker, Kinja has spoken onstage with sales legend Brian Tracy, has delivered a TEDx talk, spoken to companies, colleges and universities, and was a guest on ABC’s Good Morning America. His interactive course, Dixon on Demand, and theatrical experience, the Re-Creation Encounter has helped thousands align their intentions with their actions enabling their re-created lives to speak louder than words.
On a personal note, in 2015, Kinja traveled to China to study with 34th generational disciple of the Shaolin Temple, Shifu Yen Lei and over the next subsequent years completed his first three full marathons. Besides talking to over 350 schools across the globe, when he is not on corporate stages, he has mentored over 80 children with Mentoring USA and New Alternatives for Children. During is off and on time, his mission is fully aligned with the statement…being the change.
Learn more about Kinja at kinjadixon.com.
Welcome back friends, Welcome to KDOI Podcasting Kimo’s Den of Iniquity where we create more than we consume, I am your head instigator Timothy Kimo Brien. Today we will be discussing Creativity. The huge idea and a million tangents we could follow. The definition of creativity according to Merriam Webster is marked by the ability or power to create, given to creating, having the quality of something created rather than imitated, imaginative, managed so as to get around legal or conventional limits, deceptively arranged so as to conceal or defraud. We have 3 quotes for this episode 1. Rumi says “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” 2. Julian F Fleron says “The creative adult is the child who has survived.” 3. And lastly, Albert Einstein says “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
Rumi was a 13th Century Persian Poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Julian Fleron is a Professor of Mathematics at Westfield State College. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc², which has been dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”, a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Why Creativity. Well, the definition had some gems that made me smile. One gem was the quality of something created rather than imitated, creating something, in my opinion, is miraculous and provides me with an ownership and a great feeling. Another gem was to go around legal or conventional limits. I recall Radar on MASH going around the rules to make sure his team had everything they needed to save lives. We need to find ways to go beyond what we know or accept and blaze new trails. As far as the quotes for this episode, I was introduced to Rumi many years ago while attending some poetry readings at a big box bookstore in Rockford Ill by a Lutheran pastor who attended the poetry readings and brought various instruments from different cultures while he read. Rumi speaks through the centuries to this day and this quote is no different, we must not be satisfied with what we are told, rather we must create our own myths and legends. This creativity gives us limited immortality in that we remember and may inspire others to look at the world in a new way. Julians Fleron’s quote reminds me to never lose the wonder of a child and being the father of twins and watching them discover the world reminds me first hand to keep that wide-eyed outlook and amazement. Lastly, we have Einstein, naturally, his mind is legendary in his ability to see things that were not there or conceived of before. He has always struck me as being in touch with his inner child, maybe I need to read a biography.
In this episode, we discuss creativity and how it impacts our lives, our work and our outlook on life. Let’s get the conversation started.
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