When one comes across names successful people like Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg, you often wonder what their secret to success is. Although having social capital and being resourceful have contributed in some way, a great percentage of their successes can be attributed to being an idea powerhouse otherwise called an idea machine.
Top 3 Ways To Brainstorm & Churn Out Ideas Easily
In the world today, ideas are regarded as the currency of the successful, and the ability to generate them can catapult ordinary individuals to horizons they never envisioned. Just like some of the big names mentioned earlier, you too can become an idea machine and make an impact in the world. Here are three essential brainstorming tips and techniques that can help you achieve that.
1. Hone Your Creative Muscle
The first step to becoming an idea machine is by honing your creative muscle. One of the ways to do this is by writing down at least ten new ideas (link to James Altucher article) that pop into your head every day. You will find out that doing this will not only help you churn out ideas faster, but also encourage you to actually work on them. So, whether you have a problem you are trying to find solutions to, or you are trying to pivot your business/service to the top, make it a habit to pen down as many ideas that come to you. To make it easier, get a journal to document these ideas, and carry it with you as often as possible.
2. Take Short Breaks
Another brainstorming tip that can help you in becoming an idea machine is to take a break from your daily activities. Even when you do not feel like it, taking breaks can be great for your brain and productivity, as well. Periodic breaks do not have to be long; in fact, a mere change in whatever task you have at hand may be the entire break required to help you come up with ideas. Another advantage of taking breaks, especially during a brainstorming session, is that they allow for fresher and more distinct ideas than those generated before the break.
3. Engage in Physical Exercises
Scientists have found out that engaging in physical exercises, no matter how short, can help to get creative juices flowing. Physical exercises such as skipping, lunges, jogging, and so on can help you in critical thinking, which in turn opens the floodgates of ideas. When you engage in physical exercises, your mind wanders freely, and ideas come to you quicker and easier than sitting at a desk trying to think up ideas. Thus, whenever you find yourself stuck in a brainstorming session, you may want to excuse yourself for a few minutes to take a jog, cycle, or perform any physical exercises that come naturally to you.
Like every successful person, you were born with the ability to be creative. The only difference is that you have not trained yourself to be able to come up with new and creative ideas. However, with these few tips mentioned above, you should be well on your way to becoming the next idea machine that just may change the world. Take the first step today by getting the 10Ideas Creativity Journal now!