3 ways to stay creative when your energy slumps

As silly as it might sound, I have a small Post-it note on my desk that says, 'Have fun, Be curious, Stay passionate'. And perhaps I should add 'Kill your darlings' to it. Excelling in any creative role requires the ability to fall in love with your best ideas... and then let them go. No matter how spectacular the ideas are, many of them will die. Some of them a slower, more painful death than others.

Clients, deadlines and red tape have been known to kill your spirit, leaving you stricken with creative block and 'idea fatigue'. Thankfully, there are ways you can fight back.

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Peter Sena II is an entrepreneur, angel Investor, and Yale University Venture Mentor who founded Digital Surgeons, a global innovation and design firm that creates better brand experiences.