Blogs by InnovatorsBox®


“I love you.” Saying this out loud to the person you care for can be the most scariest and the most beautiful moment, especially when you have no idea how that person feels. How do you determine when is the right time to share it for the first time? How do you expect him/her to know this without you telling him/her in person? When was the last time you really expressed it?

No matter how giddy we get hearing it, today too often we avoid acknowledging or expressing our own feelings as adults in fear of getting hurt. It does not help that movies, songs and friends remind us that it is better to act tough, play the game and push and pull when dating, building relationship and friendships. ‘You don’t want to look weak,’ some will say as they choose to stay content with the ‘ok’ life, relationship and job. But that’s not you.

True, being truthful to our feelings can be exhausting but also very rewarding, especially when we let go of expectation and consequences. Same goes with creativity. I know because I’ve been there.

It takes a lot of time and effort to know what you love to create, want to create, and be comfortable speaking about it no matter what job title or industry you have. But when we take the courage to speak up, we get to live what it’s like to live with what we love.

Just like there is power into saying “I love you” when it’s true, there is also power into expressing your creative truths. When we take the courage to say “I love you” without fear of consequences, we get to be a step closer to possibly experiencing the power of love without attachment and expectations.

Have you wondered what your creativity can be like without fear of consequences? This month, in the spirit of Valentine’s month, I hope you will find the courage to explore, express and acknowledge your creativity because the result is magical.

With love,

Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox

About the Author

Picture of Monica H. Kang

Monica H. Kang

Monica H. Kang, Founder, and CEO of InnovatorsBox® and Author of Rethink Creativity is transforming today’s workforce through the power of creativity. She helps companies rethink culture, leadership, and team development by making creativity practical and relatable regardless of industry or job title. She has worked with clients worldwide including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, government, and nonprofits. Monica’s work has been recognized by The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert. She holds an M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.

Leave a Comment

Sign up for our Newsletter

Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit