Getting Prolific, Day 46: How to Invent Your Own Creativity Tools

We learn not from our experiences, but from intelligent reflection upon them.

Today I’m going to take you through my method for doing. The four phases are experiential, theoretical, intellectual and functional. Each of them has two sub phases. And all of them get harder, more complex and less popular as we progress down the chain.

1. EXPERIENCE

A particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something

2. THEORETICAL

Getting out of the body and into the mind

3. INTELLECTUAL

We put on our technical hats and verify what we encountered into more concrete understanding

4. FUNCTIONAL

We convert what’s happened to us into some utilitarian purpose, capable of serving a purpose that makes valuable improvements to our condition

Okay, time for a case study.

Let’s say you get laid off.

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Nametagscott

Nametagscott

Author. Speaker. Songwriter. Filmmaker. Inventor. CEO/Founder of getprolific.io. Pioneer of Personal Creativity Management (PCM). I also wear a nametag 24/7.