The Ancient Path to Creativity and Innovation
If God has given you a revelatory idea and you’re trying to figure out what to do with it, you need this book! Why? Because birthing and managing ideas from the throne room of God is one of the most challenging yet rewarding assignments you will ever have!
The Ancient Path to Creativity and Innovation is a business book written by someone with decades of experience hearing and managing inspired ideas. . . who endured heartbreak and financial devastation when trying to implement the "God idea" that ultimately changed her life.
Author Candace Long describes the good, the bad and the ugly she encountered along the way. More importantly, she shares gems of wisdom learned during a three-year wilderness period seeking God for answers after losing almost everything in a failed venture.
In the world of business, creativity is the number one quality companies want in their leaders and yet ironically, this mysterious, misunderstood gifting is found in the last place business leaders would ever look: right-brain, arts-oriented, spiritually-minded people!
The need to innovate has never been greater. Sadly, though, the USA loses over $360 billion every year in failed innovations. The solution is found in an ancient path that shows all ideas are not equal. It shows the difference between a good idea and an inspired one.
Left-brain thinkers write most books on creativity but research shows that creativity resides in the right brain. You see, right-brain creatives are genetically wired to "hear" inspired ideas. Sadly though, creatives are not understood or valued by business leaders.
The Ancient Path to Creativity and Innovation is an inside look into the business experiences of a 40-year creative who, like other creatives, "hears" inspired ideas. It expounds the original Hebraic meaning of creativity and the startling implications of how we can discover what we were created to do.
• How to know if the idea you have is an inspired one.
• How to grow in your creative gifts.
• Learn the 18-step journey of an inspired idea.
• Learn how left-brain and right-brain thinkers can work together effectively.
• How to survive and thrive as a creative.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Candace L. Long is recognized by many as one of today's thought leaders on inspired creativity. Past president of the National League of American Pen Women, the nation's oldest organization for creative women, she is a forty-year veteran of the Arts & Entertainment Mountain (Writer — Composer — Performer — Theatrical Producer — Arts Leader — Marketplace Minister). Plus, she is also a forty-year business consultant with an MBA who understands left-brain thinkers.
Candace founded Creativity Training Institute in 2004 to empower creatives and entrepreneurs and unlock creativity in the marketplace. Known as a Biblical commentator on "inspired creativity," she was named to the editorial board of the Journal for Creativity and Business Innovation, an international online publication of forward thinkers on applied business innovation.
"Encountering Candace Long soon after the turn of the century was a rewiring experience. God used her to define and activate me as a creative and the gifts keep flowing!"
— Dr. Alveda C. King
American Activist and Evangelist
Author: America Return to God
"Perhaps no one on the planet has spent more years thinking, researching, and writing as it relates to tapping into our creative and innovative genius."
— Johnny and Elizabeth Enlow
Coauthors: Rainbow God: The Seven Colors of Love
"As a person who thrives on numbers, structure, and rules, Candace Long’s Ancient Path offered me a new paradigm for working with right-brain thinkers. If only I had read this book early on in my thirty-six-year federal career!"
— Wanda M. Sims
Associate Managing and Deputy CIO
Federal Communications Commission (1980 - 2016)
"Candace Long does not merely give theories for creatives. She has lived a life that taught her the profound truths found in this book."
— Barbara Wentroble
Founding President: International Breakthrough Ministries
Founding President: Breakthrough Business Leaders
"Candace Long was a life changer for many of us! I am so grateful she encouraged this novice to star in such a fabulous show!"
— Francine Reed
Georgia Music Hall of Fame Inductee
International Recording Artist
Star of the Musical: A Time to Dance
"Candace has helped me in so many ways in recognizing my creative abilities and inspired me in my photography."
— Judy Bingman
Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer
"A gifted writer and storyteller, Candace’s writing style is captivating. How much we need creatives in the work place, and the challenge is how we allow left and right-brain thinkers to flourish side by side. With this book, Candace is paving a trail in this much-needed endeavor."
— Deborah Britt Roebuck, PhD, RCC
Professor of Management
Kennesaw State University