Patti Dobrowolski is author of “9 Tips to Up Your Creative Genius” and “DRAWING SOLUTIONS: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life”. She is founder of Up Your Creative Genius, a consulting firm that uses visuals and creative processes to help companies and individuals around the world accelerate growth and change.
Patti holds an Masters in Psychology with an emphasis in Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
From a simple drawing of my future to paid speaking gigs in 6 months
Patti started just to do small speaking in her area, doing some writing, and one day she met with an agent that asked her if she could draw and talk at the same time. Without hesitation Patti said “Yes” and one thing led to the other: she got her first TED talk “Draw your Future” in 2011 and after that it went from 45000 to 6 million people watching that conference on the media by 2016.
The Creative Genius is inside you
Your creative genius is this little voice inside, that is always guiding you to do certain things. It’s that intuitive knowledge, that sense of the right decision, it’s strategic thinking!
And that creative genius is just waiting around for you to get it together and start listening.
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love” — Maya Angelou
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Routine to Shine
Patti recommends us to draw! Specially when you are goal setting. Draw a picture of whatever you want to become or achieve. Put words and pictures if you like but be sure to color it. Fill your brain with it. Imagine yourself doing it. Visualize yourself accomplishing your goal and how it looks and feels getting that. To colorize Patti uses color pencils, markers and sometimes Tombow pens. Anything you choose will look fantastic!
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