One significant quality stands out when we consider the shared traits of successful entrepreneurs. They all see the world differently and find innovative, creative ways to solve problems.
Unfortunately for most of us, creativity often feels like it’s lurking just around the corner and you simply can’t reach it. To a good extent, you have to let creativity and inspiration come to you. The more you chase it, the less success you may have in finding it.
Here are 3 simple ways to switch things up and take yourself into account for a change that will help you find inspiration for creative new ideas:
1. Write it down
Make it habit to go about with a pen and a notepad. You never know where you’ll be when a life-changing idea would strike. Write everything down: Good ideas, bad ideas, laughably terrible ideas, random musings, dreams, everything.
Putting your thoughts on paper makes it easier to go back and find the stroke of genius. It also helps you learn a little bit about how your own brain works.
2. Create some time away from your business
As an entrepreneur and business owners, especially with start-ups, it is often hard to create some space and time away from the business. Yet, this is important for an individual to get inspired and motivated.
It’s important to to step away at times for clarity and to “recharge your batteries”. Doing physical exercise, having a personal space where you spend time alone and getting up early are a few ways for entrepreneurs to create that space from the business for inspiration.
You won’t find a successful entrepreneur out there who doesn’t spend some of their spare time reading. These people recognize that there is power in the written word for engaging the creative side of the brain and for sparking creative ideas.
Furthermore, they read magazines and books that aren’t involved in their specific industry. Reading is helpful, but if you only read books in your industry, most of the ideas you come up with will already be taken. But when you read topics outside your niche, you see a world of creativity you may not have thought about previously.
What steps do you take to get creative and spark up new ideas?