With the Christmas season upon things tend to get a little crazy. Santa may have a list and be checking it twice but no doubt you also have a list and don't have the luxury of checking it twice. What with buying presents, organising cards, attending parties and what not life has probably got a bit hectic. By the way, if you are finding your list getting a bit unwieldly our list manager may help. But anyways, we're getting side tracked. Read on to discover this weeks challenge that will help you simplify a bit.
Inspiration can be a powerful thing. It can provide us with ideas and it can motivate us to act on those ideas. So anything that encourages us to seek out inspiration has to be a good thing. The inspiration we're seeking this week is of the condensed form. You'll gain just as much in how you track down this inspiration as you should in what it gives you as well. Read on to find out what your challenge will be this week.
This weeks challenge is a simple social experiment. It's harmless fun and a simple way for you to see how creative you can be in terms of recuiting others to join your cause. A great skill to have as your project has more chance of success if you can get a great following behind you. The game is open to everyone and anyone and you can recuit people in whatever way you like. Read on to see the rules for scoring and then dive in and get started.
How often have you had an awesome idea come to you out of the blue? Probably abotu something you were thinking about earlier. Maybe a few hours earlier. Maybe a few days earlier. Our minds work in weird and wonderful ways and one of those characteristics is that awesome ideas take time. Ideas typically come from mixing and matching connections between all the different things we have floating around inside our heads. This weeks challenge aims to help that along.
This weeks challenge is an experiment in how people think about how people think. Thinking about how others will act and behave under certain circumstances can help in the creative process. It may lead to inspiration for new ways to go about doing things or it could introduce new possibilities. It tends to be quite a hard thing to do however. Most people probably think quite differently to you.
Do you know just how much of your day you spend on auto-pilot? All the opportunities that pass you by, that are right there in front of you but because you are on auto-pilot it doesn't even occur to you to consider them. If you want to become more creative then you need to get off auto-pilot and learn to question everything around you. This weeks challenge will help you see just how much we don't question things.
Want to be more creative? Why not start by having a bit more fun. When it's just a bit of silly, harmless fun, there are no deadlines, no implications, no KPI's to worry about. This frees you up to just go with the flow and see where it takes you. You never know what ideas may stem from this. So this weeks challenge challenges you to get out of your comfort zone in a harmless way..
This weeks challenge is about realising our limits and discovering how we can easily push them higher. I think a lot of people greatly underestimate their abilities. Once you realise you are capable of so much more you open up a lot more opportunity. A great way to boost your confidence and fuel your creativity. It's simple and will only take a few minutes a day.
Albert Einstein once said: "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." He also said that: "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will tak you everywhere." Powerful insights, and very applicable to some of the huge problems we are facing currently. In this weeks challenge we tackle the problem of getting more people to use people powered transportation.
Epizeuxis is a word I stumbled across recently and figured it was silly enough that it had to be a made up word. Then I looked it up and lo and behold, it was a real word. It's when you repeat a word several times in immediate succession. The aim is to create emphasis in a striking way. I thought it was very, very, very cool so it is the basis for this weeks challenge.
This weeks challenge will help you hone your eye for detail and improve your creativity. How much of the world passes you by without you noticing? We tend to put ourselves on auto pilot a lot of the time. If you want to improve your creativity you have to learn to see the small details and to question them. So let's dive in and see what's involved.
This weeks challenge is simple and quick. A fun way to get the ball rolling and get some creativity happening. Normally you can't force creative ideas. You can however encourage them. The aim of this weeks challenge is to get your mind to work quickly. When we do this we tend to forget about all the barriers that normally get in the way of our thinking and it starts to happen more freely. Read on to see what you're going to do.
How often have you been at a social gathering and found yourself asking, or being asked the same dull questions: "So, what do you do for a living?", "So, what have you been up to lately?", "Got any exciting plans for the weekend?" Gets a bit monotonous doesn't it. Well let's see if we can't change that. This weeks challenge is going to be fun and useful.
Your creativity challenge this week is to see what weird and wonderful things you can find as patterns on your keyboard. The QWERTY keyboard that we are all familiar with has some interesting characteristics. Did you know that the layout of characters means that several thousand English words can be typed with only the left hand while only a few hundred can by typed with the right hand. Or that the word typewriter can be spelled using only keys from the top row.
Your creativity challenge this week is to see the items around you in creative ways. Most items have a regular name but we can also be creative in how we name or describe them. For instance a pen could also be called a writing implement or a barrel or ink or a doodling device. Join us on a wordy adventure and let's see just how creative you can be.
Your Creativity Challenge this week is to join us on a scavenger hunt across the entire world. That's right, the entire world. Thanks to the wonders of Google Maps we can now be armchair explorers. Never before in the history of mankind have we had such easy access to so much information. So let's make use of it. Read on to find out the details of this weeks challenge.
Your Creativity Challenge this week is to join us on a collaborative stumble of discovery across the World Wide Web. There are over 250 million websites out there covering nearly anything you can think of and more. These websites are contributing a couple billion new pages every day. That's a lot of potentially interesting material. And you're missing a lot of it. Read on to join us on a journey of discovery.
Think about how much time you spend talking each day. It's probably quite a bit. Research suggests however that a little over 90% of our communication effectiveness is a result of non-verbal cues. Your words themselves account for less than 10% of getting your message across. When it comes to creativity, how you present and communicate your ideas is just as important as the ideas themselves. We tend to forget that a lot of the time.
Have you ever created a pyramid out of playing cards? You need a fair bit of patience and dexterity to put it together. The end result can look quite impressive though. Most people tend to build a standard pyramid but with a bit of creative thinking there are actually many different patterns you can come up with.