Entrepreneurs are special; they tend to possess outgoing and positive attitudes, can be incredibly engaging and inspiring, have a wickedly intuitive business sense and they also tend to be particularly creative. Entrepreneurs are often “serial entrepreneurs” because they also tend to be persistent, persevering even though one idea has failed. But what can an entrepreneur do when they’re out of ideas? Inspiration is, after all, half of that entrepreneurial spirit. Here are five ways to help turn on the flow of ideas when you have a creative block.
- Read. Specifically, read material that’s outside your area of expertise. If all an entrepreneur does is read articles and books that are specific to their industry, their ideas are likely already taken and everything becomes a sort of echo chamber. Whether you decide to read fact or fiction, branching out can spur ideas and creative connections that you would never have previously thought to consider.
- Reflect. The world, especially the world today, is full of distractions. From family to Facebook, there are endless opportunities to pull your thoughts away from brainstorming. Take time (preferably “alone time”) to quietly sit and reflect, and let all that reading you did roll around in your idea maker.
- Write. A creative idea won’t help you if it’s forgotten. Whether you use a pen and paper, a whiteboard or an app, writing down your ideas can add permanence and take something from a fleeting thought to a real possibility. Writing down your ideas provides the opportunity to properly think it through and make an educated evaluation as to whether or not it will work.
- Keep It Simple, Stupid. The more moving parts there are to an idea, the more opportunities for something to go wrong. Use the old KISS method, and furthermore, try to think like a kid! Children are known for being imaginative, and that sense of imagination often comes from a simpler way of looking at the world. If becoming one with your inner six-year old is a challenge, then try to take your idea, do it backward, turn it on its head and edit, edit and edit some more until it’s so simple, it seems stupid (but might just work).
- Experience Diversity. Whether you like to travel or simply walk your dog, exposing yourself to experiences outside of your current bubble can help give you a different perspective. Try something new, be it in a different country or a different neighborhood, to expand your horizons.
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