January 24, 2017

Elevate Your Creativity: Essential Tips for Entrepreneurs

Creativity isn’t just an art; it’s a critical skill in today’s world. Whether you’re crafting a new blog post, developing a product, or brainstorming a new idea, tapping into your creative potential is essential. But let’s face it, even the most visionary minds encounter creative blocks. As a full-time creative, my mind can become complex and hard to interpret.  The ability to transfer ideas and strategies to create meaningful, original work is a necessity these days.

So, how do you reignite that spark? Here are five transformative ways to amplify your creativity:

Build a Vibrant Mood Board

Whether it’s for project inspiration, lifestyle goals, or fashion ideas, mood boards are your creative best friend. Gone are the days of magazine cutouts and poster boards; digital platforms like Pinterest offer a seamless, boundless space to curate and visualize your inspirations.

Be Intentional with Connecting

Surrounding yourself with fellow entrepreneurs isn’t just inspiring—it’s a networking goldmine. It’s more than exchanging business cards; it’s about building relationships that inspire growth, foster innovation, and open doors to opportunities. Whether through online platforms, industry conferences, or local meetups, be open to embracing new relationships.

Increase Exploration

Humans are creatures of habit. Doing things out of habit tends to undermine creative thought and place you in a state of content. Breaking free from routine unleashes creativity. Whether it’s exploring a new hobby, ticking off a bucket list dream, or simply altering your daily route, the unfamiliar territory prompts your brain to think differently.

Journal the Journey

Instead of worrying about remembering that idea you had in the shower this morning, write it down. Keep a Planner or a digital notes app to jot down your thoughts. Regularly revisiting your notes can reveal hidden gems worth exploring.

Go Outside

I once heard a quote that said “Sometimes, stepping away is the best step forward.” A walk can do wonders for your mood and focus, laying the groundwork for creative insights to flourish. Stop being so focused on the task at hand and allow yourself to relax. Experts say that exercise improves your mood; when you’re happy, you’re focused. It’s as simple as that. When I work on projects for a long period of time, I have to take a a 15 or 30 minute break to clear my head.

Boosting your creativity looks different for everyone, but I hope you’ll use these tips to continue your path to being a better business owner and leader.