Monday, March 1, 2010

Creativity Tips: To Pee or Not to Pee

That's not really the question. I just thought it was a funny headline for this photo.* Here's the question:

Have you ever driven somewhere and realize when you get there that you don't remember the trip? Of course you have. We all have. When we do the same thing over and over again, drive the same route day after day, we go into automatic.

Automatic does not breed creativity.

This week, take it out of automatic and put it in manual. Do more than show up. Be present.

Then, when you're asked to do something that's been done a million times before, you can come up with something new -- like the designer of this sign did. I saw this great take on the standard image at an Old Chicago restaurant during our fun visit with Kate in Manhattan. LOVE IT. Love it enough to stand in front of the men's room and snap a few photos, praying no guy would come out and think I was a pervert.

No guy came out. Life is good. Here's to March!

*You know what Mom says: Little things amuse little minds.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm LOL about the perv comment!