The people really living their passion did so through their unique creativity and originality.
How did they even do that? Hasn’t everything been created already?
It would seem that way, but there is an infinite amount more to create. Such is the nature of the universe.
If there was not more to create, you would not exist in all of your wonderful uniqueness.
But how to do you get inspired to release your creative juices onto the world?
Ridding yourself of the shackles that bond you to conformity is a little hard at first, but with practice you’ll open right up.
In this post we will explore 6 simple techniques you can use to inspire creativity that will allow you to succeed in any niche your choose.
Join a community of creatives
If you are not sure how to get started on the idea that’s brewing in your mind, exchanging with others might trigger your missing piece. When you talk to people within your same field you find all sorts of insights, tips, and ideas that are actually useful and relevant.
Yes you can go and join a closed community that you have to pay for, but there are hundreds that are absolutely free. Yes there are some on Facebook where you talk and share directly, but there are some others that give all types of juicy info about people your field like Quora, Pinterest, Instagram, and Sub-Reddits. Also searching for forums for your field in Google works great, and some you pay for, but most of the them just ask you for your email for marketing purposes.
This has done me a world of difference.
Thousands of thoughts stream through your mind everyday about literally everything within your subconscious and conscious mind. While your mind can hold an infinite amount of things, when you are in the flow state used in creative work, your mind is completely open and is focused on expanding rather than storing a lot of the random inspiration that occurs.
Just get an old notebook, or buy a small transportable notebook from the dollar store. Try to carry this notebook around with you more often than not. You can start with your plan and goals to get the creative juices going but do not get specific. Without specifics, you will make it more open ended and therefore open yourself to an abundance of possibilities and brainstorming. Write the things your randomly think of relating to your goal, you’ll be surprised the amazing things you come up with.
Do something fun
Despite popular belief there are sooo many things to do wherever you are. In a more city area there are things like painting socials, jazz clubs, and boat tours for those who like to sit and socialize. But there are also physically involved things such as hikes, trampoline parks, laser tags, escape rooms, or even arcades.
By giving your mind a break and not mulling over the same things in the same place continuously, once you get back to your work your mind will be much clearer. Not only will it be easier to focus once you have stepped away, you will probably have different ways of looking at the task at hand; opening you up to different ideas and executions.
Learn from others
Within each field there are many greats and trailblazers. By looking at their stories and strategies for success, not only will you feel you can do it to, but it will give you a wealth of ideas and strategies for yourself. It is important to note that you do not copy anyone, because although that person is phenomenal and smart, you are unique also and have something special to offer. That being said, you can follow their template, but make sure you follow your unique own inspiration to make it personal to you.
You can look at biographies of large names in your field, but there are also other ways. Another way is to look at your industry and see what companies, or names are standing out. From there you can research their company and figure out their strategies, marketing, sourcing, or anything you feel fuzzy about. Then from there customize it to your own vision and process.
Create w/ no outside influence
Sometimes when working on something we jump to the end of the game. “What will other people think?” “Will this sell?” “What if everyone else hates it?” While these are semi valid questions, they actually greatly impede the creative process. By worrying about an appearance of an end product, it makes you less likely to draw on your unique inspiration and ideas; it prevents you from getting into your “flow.”
Create as if no one else’s approval matters except yours. This is not only a great way to live life, but it is also great for creation because it is the only way you keep your work completely original. There is nothing wrong with packaging it so it sells a little better on the outside, but at it’s essence the work needs to be completely original and uninhibited.
Loosen certain limits/tighten others
Maybe you’re being a little too strict in the way you want to execute. Sometimes our strictness can place barriers on the things we want to create and how we achieve our goals. Sometimes these are the very things that block out your ‘Aha’ Moment.
Think about the musts that you have for your goal, write them down. Think about the flexible items that you have and write those down too. Looking at both of these lists, think of your end product. Out of these items on the list, which ones are a must to the end product and which ones aren’t. Develop a new list and create with those constraints instead; you’ll be surprised how much it fuels creative juice and opens your mind.
The originality and inspiration from these techniques will not only greatly improve your work, but it will also affect all other areas of your life. The good energy will flow into everything and your life all around will start to improve over time.
Creativity is the fuel that powers our lives, our happiness, and our spirits. Living without it is a disservice to yourself as well as the world that can benefit greatly from your input.
Love and light to you 😊