Would you like to become a creative thinking powerhouse? Would you like to be able to come up with answers, to the challenges facing you and your business? If you would, then today’s post may be just what you need.
I used to work with a guy who had a thinking cap. He said that when he needed to be creative, if he put his thinking cap on, it would help him generate the ideas he needed.
Did it work? Yes. Absolutely!
But here’s the thing: If you wore his thinking cap, you may not find it so effective. That’s unless you too believed all the things he did about that old cap. Otherwise you’d quickly figure out that it was, in fact, just a normal cap and that he generated all those ideas himself.
Similarly, if you used the same tools as me for generating ideas (coffee, long walks and music), you’d be unlikely to get the same creative flow that I get from them.
It’s not platitudes: You truly are unique
You think like no one else who has ever existed. Your unique mind and all those experiences you have lived through, have created an astonishing, unique, creativity machine.
If you want to tap into that creativity, do what feels most natural to you. It may involve a thinking cap. However, it’s just as likely to involve meditating or using a mind map or getting on an exercise bike or dancing to James Brown!
Sadly, many people wrongly believe that they are not creative, because they followed a creativity strategy from a book or a course, which didn’t work for them.
Ironically, the very fact that generic “how to get creative” bullshit doesn’t work for you, only confirms how original your own mind truly is!
Here’s a suggestion: Try 1 new way to inspire your creativity each day. Rule nothing in or out (and that includes having fun!) Then, put the ideas that worked together, to build YOUR very own creative toolbox.
Tip: I recommend you read this, What Is Inspiration?