A few weeks ago I wrote about a warm-up exercise to prep your right brain for thinking creatively. Let's say you're warmed up and ready for the next step. Where do you go from there and start thinking creatively? Here is a simple tool that anyone can use to start their creative process.
Also known as Deconstruction, it’s a way of thinking supported by Elon Musk and many scientists. It consists of breaking what you know into its components until its fundamental parts can be understood.
We have a lot of assumptions. Breaking something apart yields more information allowing you to challenge assumptions.
If you're interested in personal productivity, you have more than likely at least heard of Getting Things Done (GTD)-the productivity system designed to move every task, idea, and project that's currently in your head (where they're prone to stressing you out and bubbling up when you're trying to focus) into an organized outside system.