Take stock: Who's on your bus-- who are you co-creating with? And how do they see the
Now let's turn that around to get to your genius place: How do you see the world? This could be a complicated exercise, but pretend it's simple. Are you a glass half- full or half-empty person? Are you on this side of trusting or that side of cautious? Do you need to see it to believe it, or believe it to see it? In the most sweeping, general terms, how do you
regard the human race?
Your worldview is precious stuff. And it should guide the guest list of who you invite on your bus. Whom do you really want to co-create with? Be idealistic here.
When you have a say in whom you get to collaborate or team with, go for people who have shared values and you'll be starting off on solid ground -- just the space where your Creative Genius thrives.
1. Sizing Up Simpatico
1. a set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality
Here's what we're going for: a pithy summation of your life philosophy. Write a short poem that says it all. Say it in iambic pentameter, in 140 characters or less, or fashion it s a campaign statement. Shake out the most meaningful words with these questions and then hone your declaration.
I think that most people are:
I believe that life is:
I hold the opinion that:
I'm the kind of person who:
I relate to people who are:
I love people who:
People who think that ____________ make me ____________.
My evil twin would be very:
I have faith that:
I see my work as a means to:
What I value most in myself is:
What I value most in other people is:
I cherish working with people who:
2. Support Team Inventory
Which of these four experts could help you take your life to the next level? Which
experts would you have to pay for? Which ones could you take a class from,
read their work, watch their videos, or ask out for coffee? Which expert types
are already in your life in the form of friends, colleagues, family? How can you
formalize those expert exchanges? Who will you make strides to connect with?
MOTIVATION + STRATEGY
WELLNESS + IMAGE
Child care provider
Systems + Creative
Search engine optimization adviser
Per sonal organi zer
House boy /chick who feeds you grapes while you're checking your email
Missed It? You can still participate in '30 Days To Fire Up Your Creative Genius':
- Day 1: Welcome To '30 Days To Fire Up Your Creative Genius'
- Day 2: Where Are You Forcing Yourself To Be Better?
- Day 3: What Are You Intensely Interested In?
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