Sometimes, all you need is a fresh perspective. For this creativity challenge let’s read a book about our favorite topic, but this time try to find an author with an opposing viewpoint. No matter how outrageous the author’s view of the subject may seem it always helps our own mental elasticity to try to understand a topic from an alternative point of view.
Have you ever found yourself sitting in a slump, unable to figure out how, or what, to do. Sometimes, the best option is to just try something; anything. Don’t fear failure. Just call it a trial, or test run; basically, “it’s nothing, don’t worry about it.” Often, I if you do one of these “nothing” projects it’ll turn into something unexpectedly awesome.
Let’s play a word game today. Use office e-mail if necessary (some environments require silence). Get as many people involved as possible for the best experience.
The game rules are simple:
1. Say a two part name (first, surname) of a relatively famous person (one of the top five persons found when searching for the name on Google).
2. The next player says a two part famous name using a derivative of the previous surname as the first name (Johnson becomes John, if necessary).
3. Repeat step two until a player runs out of names to use. The unsuccessful player is eliminated from play.
4. The game starts over at step #1 with a new name entered by the previously successful player.
5. Play ends when only one player remains.