Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 Brilliant Chaos Creating Challenge

The new year is here, and at this time many people create goals. Perhaps you’ve heard of SMART goals? Well, on Planet Chaos (the home of Brilliant Chaos), SMART goals are sooooo early-2000s. No, on Planet Chaos, we ask ourselves “What CHAOS do we want to create in the coming year?” This is our way of inviting you to develop your own Creating Challenge for 2013.

What exactly do we mean by CHAOS? Well, let us tell you:
What exactly do you want to love into existence?

How will you know you’ve accomplished it? What kind of parameters do you need to complete your creation?

Can you realistically complete this creation in the time alloted? What resources do you need to do so?

O-OMG (Oh.My.Geefwidiousness!*):
On a scale from 1 to 10, how geefwidious* is this creation for you?

How long do you want to take to achieve this creation? How often do you want to work toward it?

Here, at Brilliant Chaos, we will be creating our own CHAOS around the world. And you know what? We’ll be doing it brilliantly.
What constitutes CHAOS? Here are some broad categories:
Project: What does not exist now that you want to have exist by the end of 2013? (Example: book, business, website, painting, building, etc.)

Time: How often do you want to create? For what duration? (Example: one project a day for the first week of the month.)

Learning: What new skills are acquired and/or needed? (Example: mastering watercolor painting or developing your website-building skills.)

A mixture of all of the above.

So, in the coming weeks, consider what kind of CHAOS you’d like to bring to the planet. If you would like, express your commitment to CHAOS as a comment on this post along with any requests for support you’d like. As well, please join our Facebook group here. In that group we will host regular check-ins. As well, each of you may create a separate document (see “Files” tab and then click “+Create Doc”) that can list your individual commitments and requests for ready reference.

*Geefwidious®: A word of Brilliant Chaos’ Chaotish Language®, meaning full of wonder and discovery with a sense of satisfaction.

Wendy’s CHAOS:
365 Days of Creating: Designing and creating companies of people.

Daily activities to include one or more of the following:
  • Movement towards create companies of people - could be short-term, long-term, project based, relationship based, with/for creatives, healers and leaders
  • Creating structures
  • Prophetic art
  • Watch videos, read books, experiment, prototype
  • Research, Relationship building
  • Daily activities to include something visible to the naked eye, in plain sight:
  • Post it on personal blog daily
  • Post link from my personal blog on Brilliant Chaos FB page daily
  • Be fully present when I’m creating.

Part of the daily process will be to determine the specific project goals that I’ll pursue throughout 2013.

O-OMG (Oh.My.Geefwidiousness!*):
On a scale from 1 to 10, how geefwidious* is this creation for you? 10!!! I feel VERY challenged and excited by this creating challenge. Way out of my comfort zone!

Every day in 2013, small steps, may take 5 minutes up to an hour or two.

Lisa’s CHAOS:
365 Days of Creating: Developing Artistic Acumen and Projects

Do at least one thing a day to move artistic skill and/or projects forward
  • sketch
  • begin an art journal page
  • finish an art journal page
  • begin an art project
  • finish an art project
  • watch applicable videos
  • read applicable books and magazines
  • experiment
  • post on blog daily
  • post blog link on BC page daily

Time set aside each day (10 minutes to 2 hours) to create.
Grace to make up a missed day--if I miss one or more days, I create multiple things on following days.

O-OMG (Oh.My.Geefwidiousness!*):
I am completely exhilarated and slightly overwhelmed. I’m at a 10--a great place to be! Very important to the impact I want CHAOS to have on my life!

I will take all year, a bit of time each day (10 minutes to 2 hours) to complete this goal.