A six-step process
1) List possible wishes, choose one you can act on now.
2) List Facts & Feelings, using the 5Ws +H (who, what, when, where, why & how), choose 3 that are key
3) List questions, formed as "In What Ways Might I….?" Or "How Might I….?", choose 1
4) List ideas that answer your Q, choose 1 & write “What I now see myself doing is…”. List criteria & refine your statement.
(These sentence starters are also called "stems".)
Preparing to Act
5) For your improved statement, list: who will assist, what resources you can tap, who will resist, ways of generating excitement
6) Make a plan: Use a table format for what action, by whom, by what date. In the top row, list an action you can do today. In the bottom row, list an action that completes your challenge. Fill in the rows in between.
Curious to learn more?
Join a public workshop in the Creative Problem Solving process in London, England. Or sign up for Gregg Fraley's 2-day Innovation Facilitation course in Chicago's Prairie District. Not in Chicago? Read Gregg's business novel Jack's Notebook - it's a fun, dramatic way to learn the CPS way of thinking.