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My creative success story

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Ever wish you could be more sporadic, adventurous, or artistic? Have you ever felt the drive to do something big and exciting, only to find yourself stifled by routine? Do you want more creativity in your life?

In 2008 I had no idea what the word "creative" meant. I was broke, uninspired, recently broken up with, and on the verge of dropping out of school. I couldn't see a path forward in life and had allowed depression and pressures to paralyze me from taking any sort of action.

But then, one day as if by fate, I overheard a conversation about "creativity" which sparked a fire of curiosity in me I couldn't shed. I had to know about creativity, what it is, why it matters, and how I could get more of it in my life.

Ten years later, using everything I've learned about creativity and the potential of ideas: I'm where I never imagine I could be. I'm a published author, I travel the world talking about creativity and design, I've designed and launched and number of successful apps on my own, and I landed a job at one of the most influential companies in the world.


My name is Tanner Christensen, and today I'm dedicated to building creative things and inspiring others.

I write about creativity here on Creative Something as well as build creative tools and resources to help others. I believe you don't have to be an artist, writer, or "creative type" to benefit from creativity. You just have to be willing to try new things, face fear, and be mindful of who you are and what you're capable of.