DTD Podcast 6 - The 5 Stages of Creativity - Lacking in Creativity? I have the solution and it comes in 5 steps! Creativity is an illusive subject because many people talk about it but have no idea HOW or WHEN they can implement creativity. However, when people think of creativity, what comes to mind are colorful illustrations, paintings, musicians, etc.. Creativity is a process however, and a process in which you are trying to solve a particular problem. This process can be cultivated into your lifestyle and guide the way you think.