A DIY Visual Guidebook for Making Business Ideas Real by Lisa Sonora Beam (Author)
I wanted to share an exercise I am doing in one of my fabric journals I been creating over the last couple of months.
I enjoy planning, journaling and writing down my insights, dreams and hopes for the future. I tend to write it in lists and pictures instead of writing formal business or life plans.
I found this guidebook, The Creative Entrepreneur, to be a unique approach to make a business or life plan in a more visual, and in my opinion, fun and free way.
I have completed the first chapter and wanted to show you a few of the pages.
The book begins with questions that you answer in a free flowing 3 minute time span where you just write and do not judge. After you answer the questions, she asks you to leave it alone for a few days and then go back and circle words and phrases that pop out at you that you would like to explore more.
She also encourages you to color and draw on your pages.
I had a great time doing this and have already recognized somethings in my writings that I was aware of I think but had not really put into words. I have found that really interesting and fun.
The next visual exercise is to create a Creative Entrepreneur Mandala. I am excited to see what comes from it. The author describes the mandala as a "great tool for seeing areas that call for further exploration and development. "
I also see it as another opportunity to draw and color. :)
I love this process because everyone is different and connect to themselves and the world around them in an unique way. I think I hear myself best when I am quietly creating something either painting my pugs, crocheting, walking Emmitt or riding my bike.
What ways do you take time to hear what you have to say?
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!