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Our new creativity book is filled with delightful stories, illustrations, and activities. It also has helpful organizing principles, such as How to Break Down a Large Creative Idea.
How to Break Down a Large Creative Idea
See creative projects like the parts of a bicycle:
1. The Frame
-what is the objective?
-what materials will be used?
-size of the project?
-who will be “driving/riding” the project?
2. The Wheels
-what is my motivation for doing this project?
-is it work that falls into the passion category or is it “pay the bills” work?
-how does it feed into my larger goals?
-how does it advance my work and creative life as a whole?
3. The Seat
-who makes up the team?
-what are their strengths and weaknesses?
-what is their availability?
4. The Pedals
-how will this project be sustained?
-what is required to move the project forward?
5. The Gears
-does the project require different speeds at different times?
-will the project be more intense at certain periods?
6. The Brakes
-what will/can hold this project back?
-what delays can be anticipated?
-what barriers need to be overcome?
Now it’s your turn. Tell us how you break down a large creative idea?
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