In the spirit of eating my own dog food and walking my own talk, I’m starting this week by re-committing to the discipline of the WUP. If you’ve read The Radical Edge, you know that the WUP (Wake Up Pad) is a simple tool for staying awake and alert in the world. All you do is carry a notebook (or PDA or laptop or whatever works for you) and use it to observe the human experience, think about it, talk about it with others and try new things based on all of the above.
Well…I literally have boxes of notebooks from over the years, and there’s no doubt that when I’m in the WUPin’ groove, I’m more alert, more energetic and, consequently, new ideas for my work virtually spout forth from my little brain.
Problem is, I’ve lately fallen off the WUP wagon. This, like any other discipline (like taking vitamins or spending time on the walk-like-a-dork cardio machine, for example), requires the occasional starting over. So that’s what I’m doing right now.
And, guess what?
I’m asking you to join me. So…go get yourself a notebook (I going to use a mini composition book, m’self) or fire up your blog (which can be a great on-line WUP, true?) and let’s see what happens over the course of the week.