In determining a possible summer creative project, you might want to focus on these questions:
- What’s the one thing you wish you had done/completed, but never have had time for?
- As you consider your career, what is the one area you wish you had more experience in, or knowledge of?
- As you consider your next step in your career, what is one thing that would help you expand your skills, or deepen them?
- What would be a fun project to work on this summer?
- What could be a legacy project to leave at your workplace? One of the projects I worked on in my last year of employment was a training guide for new staff who had to run their own training and onboarding programs for teams. Interestingly enough, it became a baseline for some of the work I have done in the last fifteen years of business. I was able to dedicate a little bit of time every week on that project, which like many things, does add up to something specific, when we are intentional and have a plan (see yesterday’s post around goal setting).
I hope that these questions will be useful as you start to consider what possible projects you could undertake.
The beauty of summer projects is that you likely have 7-8 weeks of work time to complete it. These are rarely projects that can be done in one sitting but are completed over time.
After identifying possible options, take some time breaking it down into more concrete milestones that you can aim for in shorter cycles. Be sure to schedule time in your calendar to work on this. As is commonly asserted “What doesn’t get scheduled, doesn’t get done”. Enjoy!
Enjoy the creative process,
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