Last week I went back down to Key West to get some inspiration and finish some writing projects. It’s always good to get back to Margaritaville and I write well there. So what about you?
What do you do when you need to get creative? Do you have a place to go when you want to work unencumbered, and without distraction? Even if it is your attic, or a swing in your backyard, you need a “safe space” to let thoughts percolate. I think that’s important for two reasons:
One, you need to be able to approach your work with creativity to develop fresh ideas. This is where breakthroughs come from.
The other facet of this is sometimes you need creative space when you are not working. Just getting away and tapping into the artist in you.
Doing this rests your mind and allows you to come back to work with creative passion and energy.
Creativity is very underrated for most people. And that’s a big reason why many people are broke. Case in point, the Internet.
Say what you will about the dot-com meltdown, the fact is, many people became very wealthy, by creating new technologies, and new uses for old technologies.
Everything needed materials-wise to build a computer, a space shuttle or the telephone was on the planet 300 years ago. What was missing were the ideas. And they come from creativity; tapping into the creative half of the brain.
So besides your safe space, what else do you do to stimulate your creativity? What specific action steps have you taken to get out of pattern thinking and develop fresh ideas?
Please share your thoughts below, and tomorrow I’ll let you know some other things I do.