March 10

Creating A Life Worth Living – Part 10

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I’m reading Creating A Life Worth Living by Carol Lloyd. I picked this book because I’m trying to figure out the place I want painting to play in my life.

This week…Chapter 9, “A Map to the Moon,” provides a series of techniques…to draw a map to your newly defined goal.

Creating a Life Worth Living Book

The purpose of this chapter is to help you “create a visual path from your goal back to the present moment.” Here are the steps:

Step 1: Clustering

Clustering is a technique where you place your goal or idea in a circle in the middle of the page, then radiate out from the circle, jotting down anything that comes to mind. You can see a portion of my cluster diagram below.

Step 2: Making an Action Plan

Carol shows you four models of planning: scoring, storyboarding, listomania and blueprinting. After reading through the four models, I decided to try storyboarding.

Step 3: Playwriting with the Sage & Step 4: Brainstorming: Letting Loose the Air-Eating Child

Steps 3 & 4 are techniques you can use to illuminate your “black holes.” Black holes are items you don’t know how to approach…”parts of your endeavor that seem murky if not down-right confounding”…places where you know you need something, but you don’t know how to get it.

Cluster

I’m still working on my “storyboard” index cards. Then, the tricky part…For the final 3 weeks, I’ll be in Part 4, “The Doing.” I’m better at planning than doing, but the storyboard technique has me intrigued and hopeful.

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