“Leap and a net will appear”
How’s your January going so far?
Did you know that it’s a leap year?
Being the nosy so and so that I am, I’ve discovered that the idea of a leap year, (and also the lesser known ‘leap second’) are quirks and tweaks that we humans have created to manage time and keep in tune with nature. Every four years we have to meddle with the calendar and have a 29-day February, instead of 28 days, in order to make sure it doesn’t all go out of whack.
Apparently, the ancient Egyptians kept up with this world-turning lark by having a 5-day party every few years in order to sort it out (now that’s an idea we can get on board with). So even time as we know it is made up! Mind blown. (You can get more on the low-down on the Gregorian calendar here.)
“Leap and a net will appear” is one of my favourite quotes, and since the leap year offers us an entire bonus 24 hours to love life and embrace creativity, it seems like too good an opportunity to pass up! So, here at Now Go Create we’ve teamed up with Creative Moment to launch the Creative Leap, a free 29-day daily dose of creative inspiration, brainfood and ways to tackle the blank page, delivered to your in-box.
We’ll be sharing some of our team’s favourite resources on this free programme, gleaned, learned and practiced over our combined careers spanning over 25 years working in PR, planning, scriptwriting, coaching and training over 15,000 people.
So why a creative leap? Well, being creative is sometimes a mental hop, a skip and a jump, and sometimes it’s a giant leap into the unknown!
Without fail people we work with tell us a lack of time is an enemy of creativity, so whatcha gonna do with a whole bonus 24 hours? Creativity is also not just something that happens in a room on-demand, it’s a practice, and so we’ll be giving you loads of inspiration and ways to try something new.
Get, set, leap…
Are you ready to get stuck in? We'll send you a daily dose of creative inspiration for every day in February with all the nuggets from our resources to help you tackle anything on your creative to-do list.
There’ll be a range of brainfood to help you with every part of the creative process – using insight, devising strategy, generating ideas as well as some short, fun exercises to help unleash your creativity. These will take you anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes, and you can dig deeper if you want to with extra links, freebies and worksheets.
- Tests to assess your creative style and preferences
- Key marketing trends for 2020, with a trends canvas to unpack & apply them
- Our go-to creativity tools to generate brilliant ideas, quickly
- Effective alternatives to group brainstorming
So, get ready to leap. You can dip in and out as you like and build your mental toolkit, and of course share it with your friends, team and networks using the #CreativeLeap. Tag #Creative Moment too as we’ll be sharing some of the best bits!
We’d love to hear from you as we go through the month and we’ll be sharing your ideas, feedback and creations as we go.
Get ready to take a Creative Leap! If you have any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org