I’m always fascinated by a little “behind-the-scenes” action.
For example, I’ve loved hearing about all the mechanics that went into creating the Oscar nominated movie, Gravity. In general, I just really enjoy hearing how people come up with big ideas.
So today, I thought I’d take you behind-the-scenes in my own thinking process and share a simple but powerful tool we use on my team to spark our best creative ideas.
You can use this exercise for business or personal reasons (which is why I love it) and it’s especially fun to do with people you love.
There have been times in my life that I’ve felt like my brain was broken.
Whether I’ve had too many ideas swirling around and couldn’t focus, or I just started to feel crushed under the weight of everything that “had to get done”…
I’m no stranger to the frustration that comes when you can’t seem to get your potential to match your performance.
Many folks who are highly creative and intelligent have a hard time channeling all that ambition and energy in a way that’s both productive and satisfying.
Some of us fall victim to destructive, addictive behaviors that harm ourselves and others.
Other times, we stay trapped under a fog of frustration that never lifts, unable to reach the greatness of our full potential.
Have you ever had one of those weeks?
Where there’s just an enormous amount of things to accomplish — so much so that you’re both a bit scared, and excited, to get it done?
I’m in one of those weeks right now. Thankfully, it’s all good stuff going on. There’s just a volume that’s unusually high, even for me.
In a time like this, small tweaks can make a big difference.
On today’s episode of MarieTV, learn a simple-yet-effective one word change that can help you be more productive, no matter what you’ve got going on.
If you were in my house right now, you’d see something pretty typical.
Stacks, and stacks, of books.
I have a huge bookcase over my desk. And stacks of books on my desk. Then there are books on my nightstand. Oh yeah… let’s not forget the book I always seem to have in my bag.
I love books. I also love magazines, newspapers, music, movies, art and videos, too. This all connects back to my love of learning and being inspired by people, stories and ideas.
If you look around, inspiration is everywhere! There’s an infinite source of inspiration online. Newsfeeds, social streams, Ted Talks, design blogs — you name it.
But is there such a thing as too much inspiration? Are some of us so addicted to inspiration that we’re not actually getting things done? No doubt.
You know, everybody needs a little help sometimes. Mentors, smart friends and yes, even people we all look up to.
That’s why on this Christmas Eve, I’m honored to help one of the biggest global icons of all time.
(Side note: yet another cool blessing of the Internet — you just never know who is a fan of your work!)
No matter what you celebrate, I think you’ll relate to the struggles this fan brings to MarieTV and to our solutions.