(last edited on April 29, 2014 at 1:27 am)
Ok, so The Printable CEO™ VI: Menu of the Day is completely NOT DOING IT for me. I’m glad I released it, but like its ordinal compatriot Star Trek VI, MotD has failed to live up to my expectations. It’s just not fun and useful enough, though it does look cool in places :-)
Not all is lost, though! The very act of putting myself through the process has given me an insight: the act of writing down what I was going to do is really the primary impetus behind a productive work day!
I know, I know, big duh! But I think getting to the point of tricking yourself into doing the writing is the ESSENTIAL SCAFFOLDING I have been looking for. So, what’s a fun way of doing that?
Well, I like writing stories! Hmm!
Storytelling has been on my mind a lot lately. I had also started writing a series that I called Storytelling By Design, trying to figure out the link between stories and business.The reason stories are on my mind? I think they’re what drives me as a designer. In other words, I think that design is a way to make stories, and that BEST design results in the BEST stories. In the retelling of our favorite stories, we are both inspired and educated; we also learn methodologies that can have a positive effect on our lives…empowering!
So the next form or tool, I believe, will provide scaffolding for creating that “opening story of the day”. If we can teach people how to write a good story for themselves in the context of their work, maybe that’s all the motivation that’s needed.
I updated the picture to be more fun and story-like…the old one was kind of a stretch!