Yesterday was my birthday and I was out of town this weekend, so I’m sort of taking the day off today to “play with one of my birthday gift”, which is an online WordPress class I wanted to take.
Once I get done with my homework (who considers homework a birthday gift?!?), I’m going to spend some time doodling out Christmas card ideas for the Wide Sarcasm Sea shop (I’ve some great ideas brewing!) and reading more from this book I checked out from the library a few weeks ago-
It’s called A Whole New Mind- Why Right-Brainers will Rule the Future, by Daniel H. Pink. First published in 2005, Pink makes a case for why Asia, abundance, and automation have decreased the importance of traditional left-brain careers. He then goes on to explain the “six senses” that folks need to develop for success in the future- design, story, symphony, empathy, play and meaning.
I’m not terribly far into the book, but it’s a compelling case so far. Plus, every day you read more and more about sharing “your story” as a means of increasing your sales, growing your business, attracting new customers, etc., so perhaps Pink was onto something when he published this book five years ago.
If you’ve read this book or plan on reading it, I’d love to hear from you. I’ll probably share more about the book as I go along since I believe creative thinking is key to success and happiness, and I’m anxious to read about these “senses” Pink believes we need to develop.
Take care and I’ll see you back here tomorrow!