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https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnwinsor/2017/10/30/six-steps-to-finding-inspiration/

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Six Steps To Finding Inspiration
In my last article, The Search For Meaning - Why More Data Is Not Enough , I talked about moving up the information later to find more meaning in your data. In this article, I will focus on step five of the Information Spectrum - Inspiration The 5th step in the process of understanding data is to find new ways to find inspiration.

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Be Curious

Static systems stifle curiosity. Reintroduce curiosity into your brand by changing your perception of the world to a more dynamic one.

Instead of focusing on controlling the out...

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Be Keenly Aware

Part of finding inspiration is being keenly aware of subtle changes in your surroundings.

Only by getting out of the office and living within the network participants’ worlds will you be a...

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Use Your Imagination

To find inspiration is important to have an active imagination, and that needs to be exercised. Turn on your imagination by doing creative things.

Do things that encourage people to fi...

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Have a Human Touch

When exploring newly formed network connections, you’ve first got to gain the trust of those in the network. If you’re only there to complete your business task, it’s obvious to others and d...

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Be Patient

Finding inspiration is a journey with no beginning or end. Like anything else, most of us can’t find real inspiration the first time we try.

Finding true inspiration is somethi...

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Always Stay Connected

Being connected, but also a part of your network’s community, allows you to consistently find inspiration for both products and marketing faster than your competitors.

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Do Things Differently

Trying new things or old things in different ways is a quick way to change things if nothing excites you and you’re living a repetitive routine. 

Nurture Pleasurable Experiences.

If it doesn’t harm others indulge in the experiences you enjoy, the ones you can’t wait to get involved in.

Things that get you so motivated that you lose track of time while you’re doing it are a good place to start. Nurturing those pleasurable experiences will help your inspiration to flourish and grow.

See The Wonders Of Life

Most people have things they are insecure about and unresolved childhood issues. Those tend to dampen enthusiasm and inspiration.

You can change this by deliberately focusing on the wonderful things of life and being mindful of what you do. This lets you see things differently and reframe life choices more positively.

What you write, you learn

The key to learning is to stop passively consuming information and start actively engaging with the ideas we encounter.

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What you write, you control

  • Recording your thoughts in a medium outside your own head helps your mind to become quieter: It stops returning to the same worn-out mental loops over and over. 
  • When you recount and reflect upon your thoughts and experiences you are, in effect, telling your own story. Journaling helps us clarify, edit, and find new meaning in these narratives.

Journaling and personal goals

Journaling about your goals helps you clarify what you want and encourages you to consider the why and how not just the what

It serves as a tool for identifying what you should prioritize on a daily basis, and what you should let go of. And it also gives you a record of the progress you’ve made toward your goals to keep you motivated.

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Lifestyle Gamification

Lifestyle Gamification

It is when you to turn a task into a game to motivate yourself to finish it.

It motivates the "player" to chase after rewards as he gets points and achieve new levels with new challen...

What Makes Games Addictive

  • Epic meaning and calling to finish a mission.
  • Development and accomplishment inspires us to finish the game.
  • Empowerment of creativity to bring imagination to life.
  • Ownership and possession of rewards.
  • Social influence and relatedness or envy.
  • Scarcity and impatience to have things we don't have.
  • Undpredictability and curiosity of what the next challenges are.
  • Loss coins and chances and avoidance of failure.

Be a Game Master

Attach rewards to your to do list. 
  • Reward yourself for fulfilling one or several tasks

Use surprise rewards.

  • Determine a reward by chance.

Engage in time-based challenges

Make a deal with your friend.

  • Challenge and motivate each other to finish a task

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