Drawing Solutions: How Visuals Will Change Your Life
Up your Creative Genius: Tune in here for innovative ideas to keep you relevant and expansive. Discover how visuals will increase your team's alignment, help you brainstorm and strategize, and become a living accelerator for your vision of success.
A lot of people today are interested in bio hacking. They are experimenting with going vegan or gluten free, cutting out sugar, drinking less coffee, doing yoga and meditating regularly. Every body is different, and we are all unique in how we care for them.
The same holds true for dreams. Every person’s dreams are different. Sometimes we hide our dreams, other times we go for them. But regardless, we all wonder, how do we more easily achieve them?
The interesting thing is you are the only one who knows the secret code that answers that question, but many of us doubt our knowledge of that code. We feel powerless about our ability to influence whether our dreams come true
When I began learning that the things I did, said or pictured in my mind influenced my ability to achieve my dreams more quickly, I woke up and paid attention. This mystery was awesome to unravel. I began to hack my dreams. I’d ask questions and document the answers: what helped the dream happen faster? What hindered it? What absolutely thrilled me?
This week go Hack Your Dreams.
Take just one dream you have for your life – might be your health, your career, your spiritual connectedness, your relationships. Take one and hack it.
Study it. Where did it come from? What motivated you to make that a dream of yours? What big or small steps could you take to achieve it? Write it down, draw a picture, add some color.
Neuroscientists have told us about neurogenesis – that our brains can generate new neural pathways, so why not create a new pathway of belief in your dream? Capture your dream in an image, then play that dream like a movie each time you have a free moment. Daydream that dream for your life as if it is happening right now. Your brain will respond by reacting differently to new opportunities, and viewing life from a different angle.
Hack Your Dreams and find your secret code and methodology that works just for you. I double dog dare you.
For many people around the world this year has been filled with turmoil. It’s hard to say thank you for those challenges, but if gratitude truly is the grease for a happier life, then we must learn to. Thank you to all of you who demonstrated love and showed us how to be compassionate with others who are migrating, healing, and rebuilding.
Earth is not an easy sandbox to play in, but it serves its purpose to test the holy hell out of us and see if we can still love despite what it throws our way.
The New Year is a time for change. We get to turn the page, open a new calendar and start fresh. So why not lift up and bring into the light of day your greatness, your courage, your ability to say yes to whatever life gives you. Then when you are having a tough time, love yourself AND love those around you, no matter what kind of idiocy they sometimes demonstrate ;-0
Lift Up CreativeGeniusYOU in 2016. Draw a pictureof your best year ever and step into it. See how far and wide you can swing open the door of your heart, reach out with your talents, bring your true self into the light of day. This world needs each and every one of us. We can’t afford for you to wait until it feels safer to make that change, to shift your thinking, your career, your focus, your service to the world.
This past year I received dozens of emails and social media notes from people around the world who had drawn their future and were lifting themselves up to step more fully into their greatness. Thank you for sharing your drawings and inspiration with us! Emer, my social media maven, suggested we start a webpage this year for these images and fill it with your greatness. If you want your image to grace that page, please send it to us!
If you've been following us on Twitter lately, you might have noticed that we post a lot about creativity, and everyone's capacity for it.
Creativity has traditionally been thought of as an inherent gift - some people are born creative, and some are not. Those born without this "Gift" get to watch enviously as the Creatives innovate the world. And although it may be true that certain people are born with special talents, their abundance of creative genius does not mean you have any less. You were born a Creative Genius. I promise.
Think about it this way. Did you come out of the womb knowing how to ride a bike? No. Did you watch all the other kids riding bikes, and think to yourself "I can't do that." Maybe, but if you did I'll bet someone pulled you up off your chair, sat you on a bike, and taught you the ropes. Bike-riding is a skill. Practice enough and you'll feel like you were born doing it.
Creativity is no different. Creativity takes practice. If you've spent your adult life focused on analytical, intellectual tasks, you can bet your bottom dollar those creative skills are rusty, but they're there. They're just waiting for you to exercies them.
And that brings me to another point. Creativity is an incredibly broad subject, and you can have many talents and proficiencies within it. Did you try painting, coloring, sketching, clay modelling, graphic design, dance, music, drama, comedy, poetry, prose, calligraphy, and find yourself drawn to none of them? They are only a tiny, tiny fraction of what it means to be creative. The arts do not have a patent on creativity. Creativity can mean problem-solving, innovating, imagining, bringing together, breaking apart, fierce curiosity, and more.
Notice how I didn't ask if you were "Good" at any of the above definitions of creativity. I simply asked if you were "Drawn" to them. There are a handful of people who can pick up a paintbrush for the first time and be 'Good' at it. For the rest of us, being 'Good' only comes with practice. If you feel drawn to a subject or mode of thinking, that is all you need to get your creative genius flowing. With practice will come the skills you need to execute what's in your perfect mind.
So the next time you hear somebody talk about "Creatives", allow a little thrill of recognition to run through you. YOU are a Creative Genius, through and through.
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Create Dynamism! We've been percolating & testing new ways to Up Your Creative Genius in team workshops for some time. This week we launched our Building A Dynamic Workshop board game that you can use to create your offsite and come up with awesome and engaging design! I use it every chance I get. This week, I worked with a leader using the game to design a 1/2 day session with her leaders that used a variation on the board game Clue to up their detective skills so they could solve the mysteries of their management structure!
Designing your next strategy, vision, process improvement or conversation-filled offsite should be engaging and fun. This board game helps you involve your client design team in the design and delivery of each part of your team workshop. Why not bring out and build the creative genius in everyone?
This is a perfect tool for learning and development, HR, OD, or admin/associates and business consultants! Don't let your eyes roll back in your head when the event planning falls on your shoulders! Arm yourself with an awesome Creative Genius Toolkit!
You can do it! I believe in YOU!
Create a Dynamic Workshop
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This digital, downloadable kit will raise your acumen in developing highly engaging meetings, through a step-by-step guide. You’ll create amazing, hands-on workshops that will leave your participants wanting more! Get ready to show up as the Creative Genius you are.
Tip of the Week
Ageing Is The New Black
Aging is the new black. As you age, you come into yourself and learn to live life to the fullest, embracing everything you are. How AWESOME is that? No matter what age you are now, embrace the ageing process, and recognise yourself as the beautiful person you are. #CreativeGeniusYOU
Creative Genius YOU Medallions!
Wondering what to get your team or team mate for the holidays?
Why not a Creative Genius YOU medallion?
These talisman's are each hand-crafted from sterling silver by Sandra Lewis.