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Broaden Your Horizons

Broaden Your Horizons

The physical space around us has a surprising impact on thought processes. Spending time brainstorming away from your usual environment can increase your productivity.

Traveling is also a great way to see how the rest of the world lives. You can get inspiration from seeing new ways of doing things or discovering needs you didn't know existed.

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Take a vacation, get enough sleep, listen to new music, do what it takes to get in the right place for yourself. Once you are there, creativity will come more naturally.

Take classes in your spare time, read scholarly articles and listen to lectures. The more you learn, the more opportunities you have to make connections and discover new ideas.

You need a lot of good ideas to make a business work. Follow up on your first idea and keep tackling new problems for as long as it takes.

Sometimes a lack of inspiration can come from working on too many projects. 

Do your best to surround yourself with people smarter than you. They will push you to come up with new ideas and help you refine them into practical applications.

Sometimes it just takes a different perspective. Seek those who may have useful knowledge on the issue you’re trying to solve.

Spend time brainstorming without scrutinizing your ideas. Throw out anything and everything, then go back later to see if anything makes sense.

Maybe your struggle for inspiration is symptomatic of a deeper issue. Are your efforts actually being focused in the right direction?

If you can't find a creative solution to a big problem, start by working on smaller problems so you can work your way up to the bigger problem.

For a moment, allow something to be imperfect. Start acting, even if that means going forward with an idea that isn't totally refined just yet.

Spend some time away from the cell phone, the Internet or anything else that pulls you away from the problem at hand.

The internet is the world's largest and most varied library. Letting yourself be drawn down a path of links and idle searches can take you to a new and fascinating idea.

Paint, write fiction or poetry, play an instrument… Being creative can inspire you for creative business ideas.

Think about the problems you encounter on a day-to-day basis. What frustrates you, and how could you potentially remove that frustration?

Read on a wide range of topics to widen your knowledge and discover new connections. And when the new ideas start showing up, write them down.

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