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Are you up for Monday challenge?

Are you up for Monday challenge?


Monday Musing: What if a pencil isn't just a pencil?

“I don't think outside the box, I think of what I can do with the box.”

- Henry Matisse.

Last week, I encouraged you to dive into playfulness to unlock your curiosity and creativity. This week I’m taking it up a notch with a little game that always sparks some serious fun. As you know, I’m all about closing the ‘knowing and doing’ gap and helping you move beyond the intellectualisation of an idea into the application. So today, get ready to unleash your imagination!

You can embark on this creative journey solo or gather your team or colleagues for an explosive burst of collective brilliance. If you’re going to grab companions, stop reading here until you have them at the ready! 

Ok, ready? 

Grab a trusty pencil, the good ol' writing tool you  know and love. 
Now, here's the challenge:set a timer for two minutes and let your creativity soar as you come up withas many different uses for a pencil as possible. It’s like a creativity sprint, and the possibilities are endless. As the timer ticks away, let your ideas flow without hesitation or self-doubt.

While this might just seem like a bit of fun, which it is, this divergent thinking test also helps to build your innovation and problem skills by pushing yourself to think beyond the obvious to find new and unconventional uses for a common object. If you're keen to delve deeper into this topic, I invite you to read today's in-depth exploration, Love Mondays More, available on LinkedIn.

Time's up! How many fantastic ideas did you come up with? Was it more than you expected? Did your imagination surprise you? Did you notice your ideas got more creative as time went on? 

If you're up for it, share your incredible ideas on social media and don't forget to tag me! Alternatively, you can challenge a friend by forwarding this email to them. I'm excited to hear your most creative use, so simply hit reply and email your best idea to me for a chance to win a Love Mondays t-shirt. Let's showcase the brilliance that emerges when we dare to think differently!

Take charge of your Monday.



how you can reimagine the mundane to find a new perspective.


thinking beyond the obvious to explore alternative perspectives and possibilities.

Decide to:

embrace the power of unconventional thinking.

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Remember, creativity is a muscle that grows stronger with practice, so keep exploring, experimenting, and embracing the joy of creativity in all aspects of your life.

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