WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Be Creative In Your Thinking

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is:  How To Be Creative In Your Thinking

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week:  Creative Thinking – If You Have a Problem or Question You Also Have The Answer Within You

Jack’s story of how by busying himself doing something somewhat, but not directly, related to his problem, brought about the resolution he needed.

MONDAY

When Jack was just seven, his school decided they were going to form a school council with two representatives from each class. This was announced at school assembly, and students were told that anyone who wanted to be considered would have an opportunity to speak to their class 

TUESDAY

to be considered for nomination. Jack told me he was among the candidates nominated from his class. I asked what he’d done, what he’d said that resulted in his success at this initial stage. He said he’d thought through what he might say, but when he stood in front of his class 

WEDNESDAY

and saw everyone staring at him, he froze and couldn’t remember what he was going to say. I asked what he did then, and he said: “Well I just started talking and I don’t remember what I said but at the end everyone clapped and I was nominated.”He was on a high and went about

THURSDAY

developing his campaign strategy. Then one day when he came home from school and was quite subdued, and when I asked what was wrong, he said: “Today Owen (one of his opponents) brought cookies to school and gave one to anyone who promised to vote for him”. He asked his dad and me 

FRIDAY

what he should do. We looked at each other and wondered if we should perhaps buy chocolate for Jack to give to his friends. We didn’t, nor did we have the answer to give Jack. So he went about working on his campaign. He made up stickers, leaflets, posters saying ‘Vote for Jack’ 

SATURDAY

He had the whole family involved in his campaign. Jack took himself away from the immediate problem of how to compete against Owen and his cookies by busying himself.  On election day when I picked him up, I  asked tentatively what happened. He said: “Oh yeah, I was elected” 

SUNDAY

What did you say I asked I said, Owen has promised you cookies if you vote for him. These cookies will last a couple of minutes. I can promise to help make your dreams come true. These will last forever. Therein lies my belief if we have a problem we also have the answer within us 

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week:  Creative Thinking – If You Have a Problem ir Question You Also Have The Answer Within You, from the School Of WorkLife book:

How To Be Creative In Your Thinking

If you enjoyed Jack’s story, you may also like to learn about the exercises that help to think creatively in overcoming problems, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Be Creative In Your Thinking

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Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Kane’s Story:  How He Got to a Place of Self-Realisation by Exploration Which Had Brought Him To Self-Acceptance, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Get To Self-Realisation And Self-Acceptance 

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The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

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Carmel O’ Reilly: WorkLife Learning Practitioner & Writer Author of School Of WorkLife Books & Your WorkLife Your Way: Created to help you manage your WorkLife Learning Blogger & Podcaster: Telling people’s powerful stories about WorkLife challenges & successes Founder of www.schoolofworklife.com My guiding statement is to help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, passion, purpose and pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.

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