Friday Creativity Prompt

It’s Friday. Time to create something new. Here’s how this works.

You pick one event or experience from your personal or professional life and tie it in with a lesson you want to teach others.

For example, in a recent story I took an embarrassing incident at a fitness class and tied it in with a lesson on ethical uses of “scapegoats” in marketing. You can find that example here.


Here’s a prompt to help you focus your thoughts.

What did you do today that’s embarrassing? It doesn’t have to be a major screw up. It can be something minor like my example of knocking over a water bottle. Did you say something that didn’t make sense? Were you caught in a lie?

How did you react? Did you cover it up? Did you blame it on someone else? Did you not say anything (and hope nobody noticed)?

The power of observation is a key skill. It’s essential to building your creativity. Keep your eyes and ears open. Step back and look at things as an observer.

Tie In To A Lesson

Once you have your embarrassing moment, tie it in to a lesson. Follow the formula from this article.

Write a few sentences in the comments section if you want my feedback. Include:

  • 1–2 sentences on your personal experience
  • 1–2 sentences on how it ties into your lesson
  • 1–2 sentences about the lesson

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