Why am I looking for methods and tools to solve problems and to be creative?
I do it because I’d like to make my life easier and more fun. I tend to get bored and to be distracted. So curiosity is a form of escape for me. And I find amusing those games, tricks, and methods that help you to discover the world.
So when I do my work as a designer or as a teacher, or as a coach, it’s because I want it for myself. It’s a way to commit to delivering and sharing my ideas, tricks, discoveries, and explorations with others. It works as a motivation for me to be creative.
Somebody said that the best way to learn is to teach. That’s why I want to teach because I want to learn.
We can also say that the best way to learn is to design, to make that’s why I want to design. I like finding solutions to things, especially when they lead to novel and useful solutions. That is the definition of creativity.
I don’t like to be alone too much. It’s also a way to attract the interest of creative people, or people who want to play with me and want to create worlds, create stories, and create businesses, projects, and something that makes me feel alive.
I understood that only by exposing myself, for instance, on the internet, would I expand my reach and my chance to know other people. And so far, the journey has been fantastic. I’ve met hundreds of people. Some of them became friends. Some of them became clients, some of them became providers, colleagues, business partners. And in some of the communities I created, some people who met there became a family.
So being creative and sharing your creativity means not only thinking and trying to be fun and original, but it also means making. You have to make something to share.
Suppose you create environments, fostering and promoting collaboration. In that case, you develop communities where you can multiply the effect of being creative while having fun and dealing with the world’s wicked problems. And if you do it well, it can also become your profession. You can earn a living by doing that.
This is why I write, I facilitate, I design, and I build things: to feel more alive.