If you have ever felt overwhelmed by challenges or faced what seem to be insurmountable obstacles in veterinary medicine, have you considered how you may be able to break out of trying to solve today’s challenges with yesterday’s solutions? If you had a simple model to follow would it help you take a step back and approach problem solving with creativity? Creativity is not just for kids, artists, and grandmas. Universally touted as the skill you need to survive and thrive in veterinary medicine this decade, creativity is an elemental, human gift. Access your unique style of everyday creativity, even if you can’t sing Happy Birthday. Research in creativity promises better mood, team cohesion, engagement, decreased turnover, increased job satisfaction and performance, innovation, and even profitability. Disruption of the status quo demands the courage to lead with creativity, and to take bold choices to stand out in the crowd.