Daddy’s Thinking Pen

Posted: April 3, 2010 in Innovate, Passion
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From the minds of children come the most amazing things.

My 7 year old daughter had friends over for a play date and she was showing them around the house, passed by me and said, “that’s my Daddy, he won’t talk, he’s writing with his thinking pen”.

I stopped her in her small tracks and asked what she meant.  She then quickly informed me (despite my interruption of her VIP tour), that when I’m using a specific pen I tend to shut the world out.  “Mom says you go to ‘la-la land'”.

For those wishing to add me to their Christmas list, it’s a Sharpie extra fine point permanent marker – blue (here’s the link: Sharpie , not an affiliate link).

The tour moved on as I sat bewildered.  Could the pen be what puts me in that zone of creativity?  I write everything pen to paper before typing; I use a different (yet very specific) pen for my journal.  Hmmmm.  The Sharpie is my go to instrument for planning videos and presentations — I burn through legal pads like a paralegal (sorry green movement friends – pads are recycled paper at least).  One day my lovely bride may let me get one of those huge dry erase boards…maybe when I grow up.

What tools do you have or turn to when you’re in that “jedi zone” of focus and creativity?

Time for me to holster my “thinking pen” and travel home from “la-la land” (for now).

  1. Christi says:

    That is great! Mine is a fine tip Green Sharpie…and sticky notes, chart paper…and notepads. The kids think mommy is very boastful and likes to put her “art” work everywhere! They love the big sheets when they get a turn. Much better than a wipe off board..have one…don’t use it. The big paper helps keep the thoughts organized.
    One more tip…I write 1 idea on 1 sticky note. That is the where I start!

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