Power of the Personal Project
A personal project is about setting up a stimulation of your life through a program to find your roadblocks or stumbling blocks and working a plan to find your way around them, over them, or under them.
It is a step-by-step process to find inspiration for your project, plan the project, execute the project, then show off your project all while learning new skills, habits, and having fun.
A project can be anything that interests you. Some thoughts are as follows:
- The crazy idea project;
- Is there that thing you have always wanted to but everyone tells you that you are crazy? you are not and it is time to do it;
- The curiosity project;
- Is there something you have had an interest in but haven’t taken the time to explore it? Now is the time;
- The getting inspired project;
- Are you stuck or uninterested in being creative? Let’s find that thing that will get you motivated again;
- The learning something new project; and
- Been wanting to learn something new? Now is the time to learn it.
Why Care About a Personal Project?
- It is about self-development;
- be more creative;
- helping you gain a habit;
- allow you to reduce stress;
- meet new people;
- slow you down;
- learn a new skill;
- It will create passion, energy, and unlock innovative ideas; and
- Gain new perspectives.
It will help you create new habits & rituals of life by
- Create Daily Habits of creativity to help face your blocks and challenges and fears so you can move forward
- Create Daily Habits of creativity to help face your blocks and challenges and fears so you can move forward;
- Habits create lasting change in your life;
- Pick an idea and work it out day in and day out and see it through;
- Fall forward;
- Obstacles are challenges to help you stretch your abilities;
- Failure is learning;
- Assessing creative gains;
- What have I learned;
- Should I change my assumption or idea;
- Did this project help me with an idea for a new project;
- What insights did I gain;
- How should I change my approach;
- What have I discovered about my work and myself;
- How effective is my creative process;
- How did my skills grow;
- Did the project increase my abilities or expose a weakness;
- Creative losses;
- What was the cost financially or missed opportunities;
- Did it hurt my reputation did it take too much time and attention;
- Did it decrease my confidence;
- What are the key takeaways from my project;
- Failure gives success its joy;
- Every failure creates new ideas for something better;
- Work on little ideas every day;
- Test ideas in the real world;
- Act on feedback and create something better;
- Practice your creativity not just theorize about it; and
- Be purposeful as it helps make you a more productive artist.
Types of Workshops
Elizabeth is available to speak at your organization’s meetings.
Day and week long workshops coming soon.