During the winter of 2010-2011, after a very big creative project, I hunkered down and watched all five seasons of Battlestar Galactica. It took some time, but believe me, it was totally worth it. This isn’t a post about Battlestar Galactica though (I’m sure you’re disappointed). It’s a post about … Action Stations! If you watched the show, and if you watched it in rapid succession, you became familiar with the alarm sounding the pilots to get to their jets for battle.
Its sounds a little like this: [click to listen]. Hear that enough and it starts to play in your head at random times of the day!
Years later, it has stuck with me, but I’ve adopted a new meaning for it. To me, an Action Station is your work area — where all of your creative goodness comes to life. It’s where you take action! My Action Station has an assortment of the following: an orange mug of colored felt tip pens & highlighters, a zippered pouch for when I take my favorite pens & markers on the road, a stapler, a pad of graph paper, post-it notes, a glass of water, a box of tissues, a manila folder or two, a binder with whatever the latest creativity worksheets I am experimenting with, at least one book, headphones, speakers, whiteboard markers & a whiteboard (complete with sketches and / or words of intention).
What’s on your Action Station! Tell me in the comments and please link to a picture if you can!