I didn’t attend TEDxEast in New York last week to get a Game Plan column out of it. I went to “fill my well” so to speak, to feed my soul and intellect.

Well, that happened and I even wrote an Unfettered 50 blogpost about it that very night. But what was with me all weekend was how much impact the experience had in opening me and how I needed to share it with my Game Plan readers around the globe.

It’s partly me walking the talk of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, which regular readers know informs my life and work daily through its tools of Morning Pages and Artist Dates. The TEDxEast event was, as I say in the column, like a pile of Artist Dates. I plunged in.

Today’s Game Plan: The Need to Invite Provocative, Fresh Ideas