The Monday Morning WHIP // 08

As a junior, it’s easy to take things for granted – your spontaneous creativity, your thirst for knowledge and your eye for interesting things. But as you get older, it becomes easy to lose your mojo. Other things get in the way. Things like kids and houses and babychinos. Though not all is lost yet dear reader. This week, Stan (http://branddna NULL.blogspot has some tips for retaining your youthful mojo. And it is, of course, translated into a metaphor every Gen-Y will immediately understand.

When you’re young you’re constantly exposed to new things. Even old things are new if you haven’t seen or heard them before.

One of the best ways to ensure your creative mojo is always operating at an optimum level is to continue to expose yourself to new things.

The best way to do this is to act like an iPod shuffle. Rather than doing the same things day in day out do something different.

So how is that like a shuffle, you’re probably thinking?

What I’m talking about is putting your mind on the shuffle setting. So rather than doing what you have done before, you end up doing something different or unexpected.

Which means you’re discovering new things on a daily basis. Much like you did when you were young.

Here are my five favourite ways to add a shuffle element to your life:

– When you turn on the radio in the morning choose a different station everyday.

– If you take public transport get off one stop before or after your destination and walk.

– Talking of public transport, leave the iPod in the bag and just soak up the life going on around you.

– Next time you see a Big Issue seller don’t walk past. Stop for a chat. No need to buy a mag, although that would be nice, just take a moment or two to talk to them.

– Finally, if you read blogs try clicking the Next Blog button at the top of the webpage. If you don’t read blogs start. Apparently Brand DNA (http://branddna NULL.blogspot is quite a good one.

Written by Junior
Originally posted on: 15/12/2008
Category: WHIP
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