If there’s one thing I can recommend to everyone to improve creativity, planning, time management, right-brain thinking and the attitudes of your children, it is this:
- Go buy a 4×8′ sheet of white corrugated plastic.
- Attach it to a wall in your house.
- Buy some dry erase markers.
- Draw something big and random in the middle of it so you don’t box your ideas in. It’s there so you think big.
If you think there is a secret real estate deal hiding there, you haven’t been paying attention. There are enough deals for everyone, and I threw that comfree sheet in the garbage.
Here’s a closeup. It’s important to throw random ideas up on the whiteboard as soon as they occur. That’s why the pens are right next to the doorway.
Just semi-random thoughts.
Here’s the planning for my post about how to search for cash flow real estate investments.
And then things got a little weird.
I drew a bunch of stick men, inspired by Gary Larson’s The Far Side.
And somehow I heard Megan say the words “turtle-frosted snail” and made her go draw it.
And finally…my messy desk. As per David Allen’s suggestion, it’s a piece of plywood (counter-top actually) on a couple of saw horses. Cheap, functional, easy.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my white board. Now go buy one, and post a comment with a picture of it, or wherever it is you work.