Monday, June 13, 2011

The Creating Challenge - Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Brilliant Chaos Creating Challenge! Both Lisa and I (Wendy) have been inspired by the work of Robert Fritz through his book "Creating" (open your books to pages 173-176) and have taken a 4 day challenge to create 1 thing a day. This podcast is our creation for day 1...and we invite YOU to join us and try out intentional creating for 4 days in a row too!

Here are the parameters:
1. Before you take any actions, sit down for a minute or two and conceive of the result you want to create. (Have a clear vision of the finished creation.)
2. Note the current state of the creation. (What is the current status and materials/elements needed to complete the creation?)
3. Take action. (Move from vision to completed reality. Stay true to the vision and resist improvisation.)
4. Once you have finished the project, look at it and live with it for a few minutes. (Reflect on the process and your experience.)

This challenge is meant to include creation challenges that can be completed within 10 minutes up to a few hours. You choose!

We'll be posting our creations and experience each of the 4 days of this challenge and welcome you to do the same. Join us and see what creating on a daily basis does for you!

Here we go!


  1. Day 1! It was so fun to co-create with Lisa Lauffer today! After completing our joint creation on day 1 (the Brilliant Chaos podcast) I came away with a deeper realization that I already create every day. But, I'm not always so clearly intentional about the results and process as this 4 day challenge invites. There is an invitation here to be more intentional as well as aware of how I'm utilizing my creativity on a daily basis...even with "boring" tasks. Hmmm...
    Have you taken the 4 day creating challenge? Let us know what this challenge brings up for you!

  2. I agree with what Wendy said here. I also realized that clearing space is an act of creating--for example, sorting through old clothes and removing them from a closet can be an act of creating a more orderly wardrobe.

    I am really looking forward to what this four-day challenge will bring! I hope many people join us and share their insights too.