What if We Give it Away?
Ok, so here’s the thing. I have some ideas, good ideas, and I want to share them. How do I know that my ideas are worth sharing? I’ve seen them help people. And, I want these ideas to help more people.
“So,” you ask, “if you really want to help people, why not just give your ideas away?”
Alright, I will.
All of the written content on this site will be free for anyone to use, in any way they see fit.
Here’s what; every time we come up with a solution to even the smallest problem, we are being creative. We create something that moves us toward a goal. Hungry for breakfast? You have bread and a toaster. When you decide to put the bread in the toaster and out pops toast, you’ve created breakfast, or at least the start of it. When you clean up your office, you’ve created a more pleasant, more productive working environment.
The real trick to things is learning how to apply creativity to more complex, confusing issues. And, when I say “apply” creativity, I mean be creative on purpose. That’s the part most folks are missing. In fact, many people claim that it’s impossible to “be creative” at will, but that is a fallacy. It’s true that we may not come up with a finished product off-the-cuff, but we can apply a concrete method to using our natural creative ability in order to move toward whatever goal or purpose we have in mind.
1) Decide upon a goal.
2) Identify the parameters within which you need to operate
3) Apply the tools of creativity (there are 4 of them, which I will describe in detail) to each problem, obstacle or difficulty that comes up in order to solve each.
That’s it in a nutshell, but, of course, there’s a lot more to the details and how to apply this method.
That will be free also.
If this is so powerful and valuable, why would I give it away? Because it’s already something you do, and something many folks have figured out, though perhaps not in the order I might present it. Just like people still need math teachers, even though I can use a calculator and find all the math training I could ever want on Google, there will still be a need for folks to teach people how to strengthen their creative muscles. Someone to walk them through the steps as applied to their own particular goals and obstacles.
So, here it all is, and here is where I will be writing as much as I can about this topic. Take it and use it as you will. Tell me if you agree, and why. Tell me if you disagree, and why. Tell me what’s missing or incomplete. I want as much feedback as I can get.
I will ask you for something, spread the word, please. Tweet my posts to your friends. Tell people about the website. Ask your buddy the pilot to skywrite my URL above the city. Just tell people.
If you think what I have here is useful for you and/or your business, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss how I can help you personally. If not, thanks for taking your time to read this, that is really valuable to me.
Let’s do this!
The Functional Creative