Start ‘Dicking about’!!
I’m back from a nice break in the sun. It was awesome, but I want to gewt cracking again and I’ve got some cool stuff lined up for you this week.
First up is todays post on creativity.
Last week I read an article with the man himself Ricky Gervais about creativity.
He cited ‘dicking around’ as his best way to generate new ideas, new thoughts, new projects.
I love this.
Of course the phrase was said tongue in cheek.
But there’s some truth in it.
It’s not procrastinating.
It’s not being lazy.
This is dicking around with a purpose!
To promote creativity.
Here’s a quote for Gervais from the article:
Putting it very crudely, creativity is the ability to play. And, to be able to turn that facility on and off when necessary. This makes perfect sense to me. Everything I’ve ever written, created, or discovered artistically has come out of playing.
So are you dicking around enough?
It’s a big part of my own development.
Throwing ideas around with likeminded people.
Speaking with people who are nothing to do with my profession.
Spending time with colleagues who are doing great things.
Spending time reflecting on your own methods, the way you do things.
Playing at what we do best.
Finding new solutions. Seeing different things.
Spending a bit more time dicking around may just help you in your pursuit for RPB.
That’s not a typo by the way.
RPB= Relentless pursuit of better.
Whilst the weather is fine why not take some time out in the sun with someone positive.
So in the words of Ricky Gervais how do you ‘dick’ around?
Drop me a line back, be great to hear from you.
Oh and here’s a link to the article on the fast company site. .