Have you ever considered the power of daily habits in transforming your life? James Clear, in his groundbreaking book “Atomic Habits,” shares an idea we can all commit to: if you get 1% better at something every day, by the end of the year, you’ll be 37 times better at it.
It’s the small, consistent changes that lead to remarkable results. This is the philosophy behind my new podcast, ‘Your Daily SPARK.’
Our daily actions and decisions shape our lives. Imagine improving a little every day. That’s 365 opportunities for growth and learning every year. But where do you start? And how do you find daily inspiration to keep pushing forward?
This is where ‘Your Daily SPARK’ comes in. Each day, I bring you a short, 5-minute episode that ignites your creativity, challenges your thinking, and inspires you to take action. Whether it’s rethinking how you approach challenges with a ‘What if…’ mindset or finding the courage to break the rules and innovate, each episode is designed to spark an idea, a reflection, or a small action that you can incorporate into your day.
And the best part is you don’t have to do this work alone. Each episode has a task for your AI teammate to help you transform these sparks of inspiration into flames of change. In each episode I’ll share a SPARK scenario – a prompt you can use to reflect or engage with tools like ChatGPT. SPARK is a framework I designed that encourages you to “prompt the human before you prompt the machine.”
The Daily SPARK: It’s Time to Rewrite the Rules in an AI World with Your Blank Canvas
Imagine stepping into 2024 not just with more experience, but with a renewed sense of wisdom, creativity, and a deeper connection to your true potential. Embrace the journey with ‘Your Daily SPARK,’ where we harness the power of AI to streamline your life, giving you the freedom to focus on what’s truly important and grow in ways that matter most
Subscribe to the podcast and start building your atomic habits of creativity and innovation. Let’s grow together, one day at a time.
Your Blank Canvas
Our first episode is all about overcoming the ‘Blank Canvas’ anxiety and leveraging a method called design thinking to transform challenges into opportunities. Here is your Daily SPARK prompt:
Today’s Prompt (Edit, cut, and paste this prompt into any AI tool, works best with ChatGPT4):
Hey ChatGPT, I’m looking at 2024 as a blank canvas for my personal and professional development.
My current challenge is [describe a specific area you want to improve or a goal you want to achieve]. My aspiration for the new year is to [outline what you hope to accomplish or develop].
Achieving this would mean [explain the significance of this goal for you, like gaining new skills, career advancement, personal fulfillment, etc.]. Can you help me with 4 specific steps or ideas to begin this journey effectively?
Hey ChatGPT, I’m looking at 2024 as a blank canvas for my personal and professional development. My current challenge is enhancing my public speaking skills. I’ve always been a bit shy and hesitant when speaking in front of groups. And this has held me back in my career. My aspiration for the new year is to become more confident and effective as a public speaker. I want to be able to present my ideas clearly and persuasively in meetings and at conferences. Achieving this would mean a great deal to me. It would not only boost my career prospects but also increase my self-confidence and ability to influence positive changes in my work. Can you help me with 4 specific steps or ideas to begin this journey effectively?
Share Your SPARK
At the end of each week we’ll choose stories to share about how people have been using SPARK so I’d love to hear from you. What dream, goal, or idea are you going to pursue in 2024?
I believe that the future should be designed. Not left to chance.
Over the past decade, using design thinking practices I've helped schools and businesses create a culture of innovation where everyone is empowered to move from idea to impact, to address complex challenges and discover opportunities.