2020 Year in Review

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One statement that appears in every 2020 Year in Review post is that this was a year like no other. Twelve months ago, nobody could have imagined the rollercoaster this year would be and still is. It gave the phrase that I like so much, “expect the unexpected,” an epic twist that literally affected each and every person on earth in one way or the other. It might be tempting to skip reflecting on this year, our goals, and where we stand because many of us feel we didn’t have much control over what has happened. I believe this undeniable fact just makes the retrospective this year more relevant than ever. Extreme conditions and radical changes in so many aspects of our lives can shed new light on how we operate and what is most important. And this is true for individuals and organizations alike. I would like to use this opportunity to reflect on how seempli has evolved in the past year. It is an opportunity to recap the new developments, features, and content we introduced this year. But this is also an excellent opportunity for me to explore the delicate balance between setting concrete goals and defining an … Read More

Daily Creativity #0004

Lidor WyssockyDaily Creativity

Every day we play with a creative challenge. What we create doesn’t have to be grand. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We aim to stretch our creative muscles, be playful, and have fun! Every day we take a little journey with some unexpected turns. That’s the beauty of creativity. If you just let it, it will fill you with wonder. The Challenge Our creative challenge today is made of the following set. If you are familiar with the creomondi building blocks, use the set to explore, imagine, and create. Alternatively, read how we played with it for inspiration first. The Playground We Will Explore The Seed We Will Use in our Exploration And We Are Aiming to Create… Let’s Play Our game today begins with exploring anywhere you might be. This is the most generic Playground designed to practice creative exploration wherever you go. All you have to do is to look around you mindfully and using all your senses. When I started to play today, I was at home. I’ve picked the exploration Seed Houdini and began to look around me for inspiration. In my bedroom, I found our closet mirror. Obviously, it wasn’t a surprise. I see … Read More

habit zero #130

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   Today, we are going on a creative exploration with the Broken Seed. Look for things which are broken either on the surface or only when you examine them carefully. Later when reflecting on the Insight you captured, try to think about how it can be used as a metaphor for something else, from a different domain. my insight   I was so lucky to find this mirror, perfectly broken, and reflecting the sky and the tree under which it was lying. At first, I didn’t notice it was broken. The pieces blended perfectly with the branches of the tree. When I did see the anomalies in the reflection, it made the reflection look surreal — like reality itself is broken to pieces. reflection   A powerful way to use random Insights you capture is as triggers for reflection. One way to do that is by trying to think of them as metaphors. Take for example the Insight I captured today. Can you use this broken reflection of reality as a metaphor for some aspect in your life or in a project you are involved in? Can it be used to shed new light on a problem you … Read More

habit zero #098

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge     We are just two days away from reaching Day 100. Time flies when you see the world differently 🙂 Today, we are playing with the Connect the Dots Seed. Will you take it literally? Will you use it metaphorically? It’s up to you.

habit zero #068

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

the challenge   Yesterday I played with this ReShape Seed and somehow I was drawn to finding things which are visually similar to the shape. I wanted to do more with this Seed, so today I will use it for some reflection using the Inner Eye Prism. Instead of looking around for an Insight, I should just close my eyes, think of the Seed, and see what comes up.

habit zero #050

Lidor WyssockyHabit Zero

reflection   It’s the fiftieth entry in my open creative journal, and this is a great opportunity to reflect on the past seven weeks. In the introduction to Habit Zero I wrote that creativity must be practiced and experienced — you must turn it into a habit if you want to make the most of it. With that concept, I started to record my creative exploration and share it with you.