The base of Marvin Deliberate Development is a daily routine of selecting one or—at a maximum—a few development opportunities. They can represent situations where you would like to do your best or where you could do better. For each opportunity, you are asked to formulate what a good result is. You should look beyond the normal and imagine what is possible if you stretch yourself. That forces you to be creative when you think about how you will approach the opportunity.
Ideally, within 45 minutes after your activity, you should evaluate yourself and note down your insights. You were stretching, and that creates space for learning whether you reached your desired result or not. Your inputs will generate personal statistics. Advanced usage includes defining goals, to which you can link your development opportunities, and tracking your progress and learning accordingly.
When using Marvin Deliberate Development, you become more conscious of your growth. You will naturally improve the quality of your reflections regarding opportunities for development that will come up the next couple of days or even further into the future. Meanwhile, the statistics and overview of opportunities enable deeper insights into your daily progress.
You can use Marvin Deliberate Development individually or with colleagues. Together, you can see and comment on each others’ development and insights. The advanced user can also create teams and share within them.
Finally, it should be emphasized that Marvin Deliberate Development is not a to-do list, a calendar, or a note system. In a single day, you focus on one or very few development opportunities that are especially important to you.