habit zero #153

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one thing I observed   I planned to start earlier, but it took me more time than I had expected to find a parking space. I had to drive to a nearby parking lot, and so I started my photo walk in a different spot than the one I had planned to. Then, when I began to walk, I found myself at a dead-end — a construction site I couldn’t cross. I had to walk back five minutes and start over, trying to find a place I could pass. In short, nothing was going as planned. Twenty minutes later, in a small street, I hadn’t visited for quite some time, I found this storefront, with nothing but a curtain, and no sign suggesting what products or services it offered. But one thing caught my attention apart from the colorful curtain: a black cat sitting in front of the door. It was guarding the entrance as if it is the only one who knows what goes on inside. I slowly pointed my camera and started to approach when the cat stood up. I thought I am going to lose the opportunity for a great capture, but then it stretched in a … Read More

habit zero #116

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reflection   I want to use this weekend to pause our daily creative challenge “routine” for some reflection. We will do that from time to time, and as we will soon see, this by itself is an essential part of Habit Zero — of the creative habit. In his latest article, Larry Robertson reminds us of the power of pausing, or more accurately, how essential pausing is in the creative process. No matter what you are engaged in, your mind will benefit from taking a pause and using it for something completely different — something that will create a new experience and will lure your mind to see things differently. This is the ultimate source for creative ideas.

habit zero #086

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the challenge   Our weekend creative exploration challenge is focused on Fingerprints. As often happens, what starts with a metaphorical line of thought, ends up with a very concrete Insight, which is why it is often very surprising. The Insight I captured today was indeed surprisingly literal!

habit zero #062

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the challenge   What does going in circles have to do with chopsticks? This is what we will try to find out today. We are playing with the Going in Circles Prism which adds a constraint to our creative exploration: the Insights we capture must include circles. And the Seed we will play with is the Chopsticks Seed. How can the two connect? Let’s see.

habit zero #010

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the challenge   If you are following habitzero and taking an active part in this journey, there’s a good chance that by now you have realized that there are amazing things everywhere and that anything can be an inspiration. We are using a daily creative challenge as a trigger or a driver to look around us mindfully, imagine, and create. But once this becomes a habit, we can just as easily discover amazing things even without this trigger. My journal entry today is dedicated to a wonderful insight I found in one of my walks. As it happens, I found it in the morning of my birthday and it was the best gift ever.

Observation Skills and Creativity

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How you see the world affects how you shape it. Any original or imaginative thought and any creation starts with observing the world first. How we perceive the world and what we see around us is the raw material (or the fuel) for our creativity. That is the idea at the basis of seempli. I wanted to start with practicing and improving the basic ability to observe the world, and then progress to seeing the world differently – with a twist. From that point, anything is possible.

The Janitor

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I was working in an office building a couple of years ago. It was a regular building, with all the facilities you might expect an office building to have: a coffee machine, always ready to serve the next cup of coffee; a Xerox machine ready with A4 sheets; a clean refrigerator where you can store you lunch for later; and a group of janitors who made sure all these things you can’t do without just be there when you need them. So, every day I arrived to my office, and every now and then, when I saw one of the janitor I said ‘Good morning’, and sometimes I even waited for a second to hear their reply.