People like us have a deep need to create. But it’s not always easy to be brilliant on demand. Some days I feel pretty unoriginal so I have to shake things up. A great playlist might do the trick and a change of scenery almost always works. I was invited to attend a 3 day workshop in Palm Desert with some seriously creative peeps last week. My first instinct was to turn it down because I have too much to do and because there are no TVs at Miracle Manor (seriously, that’s where we stayed) and the World Series was gonna be playing. But then I decided this was probably the kick in the pants I needed so I went for it.
We spent 3 days problem solving around professional challenges while we colored with crayons. I have always found a lot of value in having a creative community with whom to bounce ideas around. And I always liked crayons so that’s a win-win for me. I came back refreshed and ready to inspire and be inspired. I know we can’t always take off to faraway places but I bet taking an hour away from your computer to go for a walk or to a local musuem would be time well spent.