“Grown ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.”
- Roald Dahl
What were you passionate about as child and how can the experiences you had as a child influence and shape your career and creativity today?
How would you enjoy doing those activities now?
Try and remember how it felt to do those activities. Revisit the world of dreams and make believe.
As a youngster, Steve Jobs spent a lot of time in his neighbour’s garage, who worked at Hewlett-Packard Company.
Picasso (who was taught painting by his father), became so committed to his art as a child that it was detrimental to his schoolwork.
A) Write a list of at least three creative things you did as a child but don’t do anymore.
Did you use to write poetry?
Did you use to paint?
What things did you used to enjoy making?
B) Write a list of at least three creative things you did as a child that somehow relate to the work (creative or otherwise), that you do today.
In what way do you use those skills and activities now?
How can you apply what you enjoyed as a child to what you do now?
An extract from the forthcoming book Think It! Make It! by Richard P John