Going Analog

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Before we start, there are a few things you should know about me: #1 I love tools and gadgets, and productivity tools are my personal favorite. Back in the pre-smartphone age, when even laptops were not a commodity, I loved yearly journals, and the more “gadgets” they had — the better. For two or three years, I used a fancy annual planner with “extensible modules” like pages in different colors, sticky notes, and so on, and it was a delight. Not the most efficient, but a delight nevertheless. As digital alternatives and obviously mobile apps became more accessible, I found “my new love.” After going through several trial and error cycles, I found the perfect digital workflow for me, which included Todoist, Evernote, and of course, Google Calendar.

habit zero #056

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the challenge   The Seed we are playing with today is Global Warming. We are on a creative exploration, and creative Insights are practically everywhere.

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the challenge     My day started with a lot of things on my mind. The minute I woke up I found myself thinking about several things in parallel. It literally gave me a headache. Not an optimal starting point for the day. I picked a random creative challenge from the Master Your Creativity channel and got the Exploration Prism we are already familiar with and the Unbox Seed. This is somewhat of a cryptic Seed when you first see it. When I saw it this morning my first thought was “what was I thinking???”

Getting Things Done. Differently.

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In the past week I attended the Atlassian Summit in Barcelona. If you are not familiar with Atlassian, this is not the place for describing their amazing platform and tools. But this quote of their mission statement is a good introduction to the spirit of the company: “to help unleash the potential of every team through open work.” This post is not in any way a promotional post. I am not affiliated with Atlassian and I was an attendee like any other in the conference. But when I come across a creative way of doing something pretty trivial (might I say even boring), I’m turned on. So, here’s what turned me on this week.

My Creativity-Enabling Toolbox

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If you are a regular reader of the seempli blog, you already know that many of my posts are about how each and every one of us can develop and ignite their creativity. seempli — the creativity platform — is designed to help you master and apply your creativity on a daily basis. But today I would like to highlight other tools I am personally using. They might not be the first tools that you think of when considering creativity tools. But for me, they are real creativity-enablers. Whether you will use these tools or similar ones, there’s an essential takeoff from this list: creativity starts in your head, but there are tools that can help you clear the way to an even higher level of creative results.

The Flow-Oriented Approach to Effectiveness

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The world is obsessed with productivity. Everyone wants more for less. We measure our productivity, compare it, stressed by it, and eventually, we are alienated by the never-ending pursuit of being more productive. Some have already moved forward to a better way of looking at the “more for less” issue by bringing effectiveness to the front and ditching the simplified more for less mindset. To use the term effectiveness, well, effectively, Stephen Covey defined it as the ability to achieve desired results at a given time while improving our capability to produce even better results in the future. The beauty of this definition is that it aims to balance the short term – the desired results in a specified time – with the longer term – our ability to improve over time.

Habit 0

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“Your most important work is always ahead of you, never behind you.”                                                                                                                — Stephen Covey   A few years ago I participated in a workshop based on Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. My initial reaction when the workshop began was that I had read it all before in one form or the other. And yet, it was not long before something happened. It was probably a magical combination of the powerful way the messages were communicated and that right point of time in my life when I was ready to absorb it. Whatever it was, it set the wheels in motion, and eventually, has affected (and still is) so many aspects of my life. In a sense, the concept of seempli was seeded in that workshop. In retrospect, all the pieces of the puzzle were there in my mind before that. But it … Read More