Written by Katy Goshtasbi
Posted on: June 20, 2022
When I was a kid, I had an imaginary friend (or two or three). We used to play together all the time. I remember when my niece was little, she had an imaginary friend who just so happened to be something like 50 years older than her and hung out with her in her bathroom. Did you have an imaginary friend when you were a child?
Does it feel like it’s no longer ok to have an imaginary friend just because you are an adult? Why is it that the power of our imagination seems to only be reserved for younger days?
Don’t you, as an adult, deserve to use your imagination? Better question: don’t you NEED to use your imagination?!?!
Yes, you do…..we all do…
Your imagination is the doorway to smooth mastery of any changes and transitions that show up in your life. When you use your imagination, you are accessing that amazing part of yourself that is flexible, creative, nimble, fun and exciting. That same part of you is needed to keep you strong and upright when you are having to deal with big(ger) changes, challenges and transitions; switching jobs, practice areas, careers, divorce, death, economic downshifts, etc.
Only then can you access who you are, build a great brand and message your brand to the right audience with ease and grace and authenticity.
What does this mean for you? Stop and consider:
• How often do you deliberately use your imagination? Why or why not?
• How creative do you allow yourself to be?
• Here’s an exercise for you: spend just 5 minutes a day accessing your creative and imaginative self by either a) coloring b) doodling or c) taking an activity you do daily (driving to work, showering, cooking) and deliberately doing it just a little bit differently. How does it feel to do routine tasks differently? Does it freak you out OR are you excited to leave the safety of the mundane and try something new, exercising your imagination and creativity?
Check out my Katy G TV episode on this topic.
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