What is Lean Creativity?

Lean Creativity Edition

Charlie Greenman
September 10, 2020
5 min read

What is Lean Creativity?

The idea behind "Lean Creativity" is that the single greatest asset we have towards our success is creativity. On the journey to being creative, I found that my time was becoming limited. I was perhaps hustling too much, and not thinking smart enough. I started developing a framework to make sure the creative things I did were "lean". I.e. plain and simple, and something that others could replicate. That is the back story to how Lean Creativity started.

Mental Capacity

Re-iterating the above, really getting ahead in life involves creative energy. "Ok, granted this is my situation, how can I think out of the box, and get there the quickest". A book that focuses on being creative, just simply isn't going to do the job properly, because that is different for everyone. However, setting you up for success so you can have more mental energy to do things, that is what this book can and will accomplish to make your life easier.

Example of some things that take up Mental Capacity

An example of some things that take up mental capacity includes food, clothing, commute, exercise, education, overtime, certification, continued education, where to live etc. These are some examples, and some of the main things we do in life, but if someone were to ask you, "Has anyone ever given you definitive directions on how to do the above, to achieve your specific goals?", you would probably answer "No". I know I did.

Let's break down some of the things this book is going to address.

List of Items We Will Discuss

Some of things we are going to talk about are

Recurring Essentials

  1. Food
  2. Clothing
  3. Commute
  4. Bills

Recurring Non-Essentials

  1. Excersize
  2. Hygiene

Professional Tasks

  1. Education
  2. Overtime
  3. Certifications
  4. Continued Education
  5. Starting a Business
  6. Real Estate


  1. Family
  2. Friends
  3. Significant Other


One of the primary hurdles with the above is monotony. As we get more into this framework, you will realize we've actually accomplished something quite notable. Which is, being able to establish the most efficient way for you to do x, y, and z. However, now that we've accomplished this, we have to deal with the monotony. Doing the same thing time and time again - I don't care how disciplined you are, you won't be able to hack it. There are chapters here that are dedicated to that, and likewise deal with flexible solutions to the above.

Time Re-Allocation + Prioritizing

One of the other things the framework is going to discuss is time-reallocation. We are all humans. I've been following my own framework for years, but there are days, and excuse my french, where is just get's @#$%^'d up. I mean like life just f'in sucks some times, and want to punch a wall and scream my heart out. This framework sometimes makes it worse, because you know you should have had the time to do the tasks needed. So that is something this framework is also going to address. How do you as a person prioritize tasks, and re-allocate them if not able to do prior tasks.


This framework fully realizes you have to be in a certain mindset in life, and also with the appropriate infrastructure. We are going to go through what that is, and discuss. I'm going to pour my heart out on this one, because believe it, or not, I was that kid.

Particular to Individual

As particular as this framework is, there is going to be a need for it to be more particular. So there are going to be 3, or 4 chapters dedicated to that. As time goes on, hopefully Razroo will create more books specific to personality types, and professions. As well as the areas in the between.

Customize the Framework

Like any good framework, you can customize it. It will give you the ability to modify social circle numbers, re-curring tasks etc. So we will make sure to make chapters as generic as possible to accomodate this. Really get down to the core of the issue, so you can strategize for yourself if need be.

It's a great undertaking

It's a great undertaking, but I've been implementing alot of this up and coming book to a large extent. I hope it will make you happy, and as a by-product, successful.

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