Everyday most folk arrive with a coffee and turn on their computers.
Then answered or ignored.
A few ‘pings’ later and an hour’s gone by.
Still no thinking done.
No briefs cracked.
At AMV, Sean Doyle and Dave Dye taught me various techniques for thinking and creating ideas.
My favourite was their idea-off. Both of them would draw 30 rectangles on their pads.
Then fill in as many rectangles with a different idea, for their current brief, as they could in 5 minutes.
It was amazing to watch. And sickening to see them fill most of the squares with world class ideas. So next time you arrive at your desk.
Keep walking to the printer and get some paper. It’s the white stuff that the printer prints ink onto.
Get a pen.
Sit somewhere new.
Draw your rectangles…
And let you imagination run wild.
I bet you’ll create more in 5 minutes, than most folks do in a morning.