Coach's Corner: Life is Like a Box of Crayons

Have you ever watched a Child with Crayons, truly watched them...

Ever child is different:

-Some Kids have to keep all of their crayons is a certain order...

-Other kids pour them out all over the floor or table...

-Other kids pour them out and then make different piles to Categorize the colors...

-Some kids even go so far as to sort the crayons and actually choose all of the colors they like and throw the rest out.

-Some kids request a plastic bin to keep all of their crayons in so they dig in and grab the ones they want.

-Some have to keep the crayons in the box at all times, and just pull one out one crayon at a time, use it and then put it back in the box.

-Some kids will color using every single color...

-Some kids will only color with one color...

-Some color in the lines...

-Some color outside the lines...

So.... How does this apply to Life ?

How doesn't it apply to Life, would be my question ? How we approach Anything - A relationship, a business project is unique to how we Process...

Are we Left brained or Right brained ?

Are we Auditory, Visual, Kinesthetic, Audio Digital etc....

Now... Imagine if we STRETCHED Ourselves and made ourselves Choose or Do something differently...

-Practice writing with our other hand...

-Choose to get a bit more organized - linear...

-Choose to not only read that book, however next time, to also listen to the book via Audio.

-We as a culture do NOT use a large portion of our brains...

-As we have gotten older we have become FIXED on our points of view.

Studies have shown that if we STRETCH ourselves we engage and or train, wire if you will different pathways in our brains, therefore gaining access to further creativity and problem solving etc,...

I invite everyone to get creative and messy... To Literally Learn, Play and Grow like when we were a kid... Get Silly, Laugh, Sing, Dance... and YES COLOR...

My invitation or challenge to you would be to do this ONCE as soon as possible by yourself... Then do this Once a week with your kids, friends or Team...

Now I want you to think about after you did this by yourself-

***How did it feel doing that ?

***Where you attempting to clean up the entire time ?

***Did you go to the place of Judgement - and say this is silly

I am not doing this ?

Pain Attention to what came up for you...

My Favorite has been to hold a weekly Meeting - That day is dress casual day and you have a meeting that is with Crayons, Paints, Markers, Silly Scissors, Blackboards etc.. and each week the team picks a project to do it on... I have personally seen some amazing, awesome, brilliant ideas, campaigns, problems solved in some of these Colorful brainstorming mastermind meetings - sessions...

It is amazing what an amazing positive impact this can have. I have led many of these at corporate trainings. Yes, you heard me RIGHT... Corporate Trainings...

Here is some of the results and or impact it has had:

-Greater Creativity

-Group Rapport

-Looking forward to the Weekly meetings

-Outside of the box thinking

-Teamwork

-Sharing

-Collaboration

-A more Positive Atmosphere

Life is a Journey, Enjoy it... Take time to Learn, Play and Grow each and every day... "Life is a Play and We are the Actors~Actresses, Writers, Editors, Producers, Directors, Co-Creators of Our Life's, we can create anything, anytime... Let's Do it."

November 04, 2016

Carly Alyssa Thorne