Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Be Creative - Day Three

So how does one get out of the usual "rut" and jumpstart their creative genius?

I want to thank Mike Sigers at the Simplenomics Blog (a great blog to read regularly, by the way) for sending me some links to a bunch of creativity resources. One of his links lead me to a great article by Scott Ginsberg called "Four Ways To Sidestep Your Creative Blocks".

Ginsberg gives us four "displacement techniques" that will help you see the world in a different manner, and thus stimulate creativity. He calls them "The Four Melon Motivators", and they include:

  1. MELON MOTIVATOR #1: Take an hour to go for a walk, ride a bike or hike a trail.
  2. MELON MOTIVATOR #2: The floor is your friend.
  3. MELON MOTIVATOR #3: The world is your office.
  4. MELON MOTIVATOR #4: Motion creates emotion.

All of his tips are great because they get you out of your routine, and when you have a fresh perspective, you are more apt to be creative. Read his article (click here) for the full story on each technique. My favorite is #3. Getting out of your office and taking your laptop to Starbucks or the park is always a way to not only get creative, but also to be more productive than sitting at your desk.

Have A Great Day.

Thom Singer

P.S. - Here is the full list of links that Mike Sigers sent to me if you want to spend some time looking at more creativity ideas:

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