Sir Ken Robinson’s speech on how schools are killing creativity is the most popular TED talk of all time. A creativity expert and globally recognized leader in arts education, Robinson is troubled by a growing trend in developed countries toward career dissatisfaction and apathy. Especially in a depressed economy where jobs are scarce, Robinson argues, we need to resist the tendency to “punch the clock”, and instead must take any measures necessary to “find our element.”
Video: How to Find Your Element: The Path to Discovering Your Talents and Passions
In How to Find Your Element, his 7-session workshop for Big Think Mentor, creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson tackles the epidemic of dissatisfaction with work and life. He offers practical exercises and tips for discovering your “element” – the environment and set of activities that will activate your unique abilities, sustain your happiness, and enable you to live your best possible life.
In this workshop, you’ll learn to:
Understand the concept and the value of “finding your element”
Recognize the perils and promise of the two-fold (internal and external) path to finding your element.
Discover your specific talents
Identify your passions (which may differ from your talents)
Take steps to ensure that your attitude and beliefs are steering you toward (rather than away from) your element.