I still remember the first time I heard of “writer’s block” – that sticky gloomy moment when a writer loses the creative spark and keeps staring at the blank page with no words coming out.
I was writing my second book.
Nothing was coming out.
And I just wanted to figure out what in a world was wrong with me.
(Nothing. It’s normal. Happens to everyone).
Well, these days writer’s block is not my issue – but reinventor’s block is.
Occasionally I simply get stuck.
No new reinvention ideas.
No juicy brainstorms.
(For a person who makes money reinventing, that’s a MAJOR issue).
Luckily, after a few rounds of reinventor’s block, I discovered an easy fix: get inspired.
See fresh reinvention ideas.
Review the stories you already know.
Get energized by other’s ability to re-think, re-new, re-build.
And your inner-reinventor will definitely wake up.
So, just in case you are...
Our team at Chief Reinvention Officer had a big September.
First, I made a trip around the world (Columbus - Toronto - Frankfurt - Nur Sultan - Seoul - Vancouver - Chicago - Columbus.... Even typing it up makes me dizzy!)
Then we launched the Fall 2019 Class of our foundations-of-reinvention course. (All those emails. Yes, we are done. Back to weekly articles!)
Then we started our own company reinvention - our quest for better team flow, better tech, better value for all of you...
So, when the idea came up to hold our next big strategic discussion while taking a walk at a beautiful park, I jumped.
What can be better than talking about letting go of no-longer-useful ideas while watching the trees letting go of their leaves?!
So, here we were, turning a corner of the park, talking about our mission - about the shift required in how we manage our organizations to meet the challenges of speed and uncertainty.
I am in my normal all-knowing preachy self, talking a lot.