The 30 Circles Test
- Take a piece of paper and draw 30 circles on it.
- You have one minute to turn as many circles as you can into objects.
Examples: One circle could be drawn as a sun. Another could be drawn as a globe.
Draw as many as you can! Look for quantity over quality.
Tip: Don’t self-edit or be self-critical.
Remember, “Good artists copy, great artists steal.”
How many were you able to convert? More than you thought? Less?
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: Bookmark this page. Once you have finished reading this book, I want you to go back and try this test again. Compare the number of conversions today with the number of conversions then. I bet you will be surprised!
This creative exercise comes from researcher Bob McKim.
Serial Innovator, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Innovative Thinking
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