How often do you drop what you’re doing and head out into the trees on an adventure?
For me, it is one of the best ways to ignite creative ideas. It also clears the mind and sparks great conversations. Conversations like: If you are heading out in the wilderness on an adventure, what five things would you bring with you? Or: describe your dream house – would it be a tree house, an underwater house or something else. Keep in mind, these are conversations with a 9 year old boy who is fascinated with wilderness survival tools.
Wilderness survival relies on problem solving.
And I will admit that I have very little (ok, zero) experience with true wilderness survival skills beyond what my boys have taught me from the books they’ve read. But, starting a creative business also relies on problem solving and feels a little like surviving in the wilderness. Sometimes you go into it with confidence – thinking that your current skills and the tools you have to succeed will be enough. Then suddenly, you find yourself in a situation that doesn’t appear to be solvable with only the supplies you happen to be carrying, so you have to improvise. And guess what?! Necessity is once again the mother of invention! And now you have found a solution, applied and expanded your current skillset, and found new confidence to tackle the next task/ adventure. Also, just maybe you found a new solution or a method that is specific to the way you work but applicable to others and yes! – Now you have a skill or method to teach and share with others!
So if you are in the early stages of building your creative business, and feel like you are working on your Creative Business Wilderness Survival Skills – please reach out so we can adventure together!