In BNW’s Creative Outreach team, we get the question a lot (especially when we are doing a training) around being stuck – what do you do if you just can’t seem to get back on track?
When that happens, Directors of Applied Improvisation Margi Simmons has some ways that she works to get going again after a stall or setback.
In BNW’s Creative Outreach team, sometimes we just need to get up, get moving, and get silly to get through whatever task is getting in our way for the day.
When that happens, Directors of Applied Improvisation Bobby Gardner and Margi Simmons like to do their “INNOVATE” cheer. Check it out above – we guarantee you’ll be cheering along before the end!
It’s time for our monthly “trailmix,” a collection of interesting pieces of inspiration, thought leadership and innovative new ideas, and this month we’re focus on getting started when you are feeling stagnant. Beginning again can be harder than starting in the first place. It requires mustering up your original enthusiasm and overcoming the mental obstacles that caused you to stop in the first place. When you do begin, however, you’ll discover that the feeling of accomplishment you’ll get can be even bigger, and the passion you once had for a goal or project can be found…if you search within yourself long enough and simply “Jump In” again.
Enjoy our monthly list of articles, media and more to inspire you to buckle down and get started!
It happens to the best of us. We start a project or a goal or an intention with energy and enthusiasm, and for whatever reason, things fade out. Enter stagnation. One of the hardest things to do is start again when you’ve been putting something off, or just lost that initial passion for it.
No matter how impossible it may seem, it is possible to start again, and to renew that fervor! You can do it, and you can do it today! You just need the right soundtrack to get yourself going.
With that in mind, we put together a playlist of songs to remind you to get back on that horse today! Start that couch to 5k again, dust off that home project that’s been sitting in your garage, or open that folder on your desktop you’ve been avoiding, and get going! Get your headphones out, hit play, and hear the songs that inspire us to “Get Started” every day!
Improv is a universal language – learn how the behaviors learned in improv can have an impact on cross cultural communication. Written by Lydia Chu.
Five ways you can be more effective at work from Hamse Warfa of Banqu, Lisa Burns of Feed My Starving Children, and Sondra Samuels of the Northside Achievement Zone – three people who are working to end poverty.
Meet one of our dynamic MNovation panelists, Bruce Lambrecht!
It’s time for our monthly “trailmix,” a collection of interesting pieces of inspiration, thought leadership and innovative new ideas, and this month we’re focus on listening. “Listening” is one of the Big Five behaviors that can root us in a Mindset of Discovery, and lead to a pattern of innovation. At it’s core, listening is simply the act of opening your mind and ears to those around you – easy to understand, hard to do. Enjoy our monthly list of articles, media and more to inspire you to listen!
To Listen is simply to open your ears and mind, and really hear what the person speaking is trying to say.
With that in mind, we put together a playlist of songs to remind you to open your ears and “Listen” today! So get your headphones out, hit play, and hear the songs that inspire us to “Listen” every day!
To get better and spend more time in the Mindset of Discovery, we must practice the behaviors that lead us there.
John Sweeney, co-author of The Innovative Mindset and owner of the Brave New Workshop comedy theatre, gives five suggestions for practicing the art of “Listening.”