Learning how to fully express yourself within your business will put you at a significant advantage because it makes your brand one of a kind. Being creative is essential to entrepreneurs because YOUR BUSINESS IS YOUR CRAFT. There is a direct correlation between a person’s creativity and their ability to succeed. In fact, creative people are happier and tend to be paid more than their counterparts.
One of a kind companies are always more highly in demand and they can charge more than their competitors. However I have some news to share with you that is really going to rock your world: you can learn to be creative!!! While some people are naturally creative, it’s also a skill that can be learned and developed. Here are a few tips you can try to ramp up your creative energy!
Let your environment inspire you to think of new ideas. Sometimes its great to get out of your normal workspace, take your laptop to Starbucks, sit out by the pool or go to a park. It’s good to work from a new space when you are in a creative rut.
Not that I am a health guru or an exercise fanatic, but research shows that outdoor exercise stimulates our minds. Go outside for a stroll or a jog, get your blood pumping and your mind racing!
You don’t want to have the blues, but adding some blue to your workspace is said to have a calming effect on the brain and it allows us to make new connections with existing information.
You can also try to have some music playing in the background. Music engages our senses and helps most to focus.
It can be very easy to get stuck in a rut and get burnt out, start socializing and networking with people outside of your industry.
On the topic of burn out, remember to take breaks and rest. Everyone needs to relax and recharge, which leads to better quality work and heightened levels of creative productivity.
And last but not least, while multi-tasking is a great skill, sometimes you need to stop! Focus is a necessary component of creativity. Do less, better. Work smarter, not harder.