Friday Creativity Prompt

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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.

Prompt

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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Experimenter in life, productivity, and creativity. Work in Forge | Elemental | Business Insider | GMP | Contact: barry@barry-davret dot com.

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