DAY 1: Welcome and Freewriting
Today is the actual first day of the process.
Before we get going, I would like you to meet Sir Lancelot, aka Lance the Intern.
Lance is pretty new to the Innotivity Institute (he's new to the world in general).
He is, as you might imagine, super enthusiastic. He can hardly sit still. He is the victim, in fact, of what we could call "puppy mind." This is a lot like the more well-known monkey mind except, well, it infects puppies. We don't call it "dog mind" because eventually we train the puppy and he calms down and is able to relax much more and learn new habits and tricks. So BonBon, for instance, who you'll meet later, she's ten years old and does not have puppy mind at all. She is far more able to focus and do one thing at a time.
It's important to notice that most humans also suffer from puppy mind. You may too. Strangely, with humans, unlike with dogs, growing older doesn't automatically get rid of this. One of the most important things we can do is eradicate our own puppy mind. Puppy mind is one of the greatest enemies of reaching goals and achieving. It can, when properly harnessed, also be positive, and contribute to creativity, but only when implemented at the right part of the creative process. Elsewhere, it is a distraction that does not give us value.
You'll get to know Lance pretty well over the course of the Innovation Explosion.
Enjoy LIFE LESSONS FROM LANCE #0 !!!
Before you go any further.... even before watching this next video...
IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE IT PREVIOUSLY, PLEASE GO TO www.testmycreativity.com AND DO A CREATIVITY TEST.
IT WILL TAKE YOU ABOUT 15 MINUTES. PLEASE SAVE YOUR RESULTS EITHER BY EMAILING THEM TO YOURSELF, TAKING A PICTURE OR SCREEN SHOT, OR ANY OF THE MEANS OFFERED THERE. IT WILL BE IMPORTANT TO SEE YOUR TEST AGAIN LATER.
Your "HOME PLAY" today is Freewriting. The following text will review what you have heard in the video, with clear instructions how to do your Freewriting.
Also, please lay out your plan for this week. What time each day will you set aside 30 to 60 minutes to view the video and do the exercise for that day?
If you do as we suggest - take it one day at a time and don't skip a day - you will, by the end of this week, be well on your way to a revolution in your creative thinking.