Yesterday, I had the opportunity to drive a few hours and go to a book signing for one of my favorite authors (James Rollins). I convinced one of my best friends to go with me and we met up with another friend (who lives only one hour away, instead of three). Unfortunately, we made a wrong turn and it took an extra hour to get there. The good news is we were able to enjoy some fantastic views of Lake Michigan and Chicago. And I’m super psyched because I won the book I was going to buy.
Today, I want you to imagine that you were given a brand new computer, exactly the type of computer you would have purchased for yourself, if you could. It’s in perfect working order, it has unbelievable memory and space. The screen is big and beautiful. It has all of the software you could possibly want is already on it. If it’s a laptop (some people still prefer desktops and that’s okay), it’s lightweight and a fully-charged battery will last you a full day.
What do you do with your old computer? Give yourself five minutes to come up with as many things as possible that you can do with your computer. Don’t limit yourself to things you would actually do, but those are good, too. Remember that this exercise is about creativity, imagination and considering options from a different perspective. Above all, have fun!
When you’re done, share some of your favorites with us.