We’ve all been there. Business is humming along, almost as if on autopilot.
Outside of the occasional small hiccup, hurdles seem so far in the rear-view mirror that we almost can’t remember the stress they created.
And then it happens …well, nothing really, and that’s the problem. We’re at a loss to even identify the void that seems to have replaced our vision and creativity.
Without new goals, ideas and pathways to explore, your inspiration and energy, not to mention your motivation and once-electrified sense of purpose, seem to slip out the back door and disappear.
Inspiration isn’t something you just trip over. It’s not a cause, but a result. Here’s how to draw it out:
Behavior takes top billing:Do something new or different and you’ll be rewarded with new ideas and insight. Change your routine, your exercise or even your drive to work!
Change your work environment:Take your work outside or to a nearby café for a change, or better yet, make your next staff meeting a picnic and watch the ideas flow!
Take your search on the road:attend a professional gathering outside your normal circle of associates, or dedicate one day a week (or month) for a short trip to explore something new.
Dedicate 30(or better yet, 60 minutes) of your day to personal development: read or listen to a podcast/Ted Talk that inspires you to re-evaluate your creativity, imagination and purpose.
Whittle down your options: Too many choices, pressing duties or paths can also leave you stuck, unable to make decisions and zapping inspiration. Banish ‘overwhelm’ by limiting your options. Sure, make your list. Then scratch all but the top two or three and take one action step you can do today for each.
New insights and inspiration offer an opportunity to re-evaluate what you do and why you do it. Take what you learn and find a way to incorporate it into your business …to reach a new audience or improve the relationships you already have.
River Coyote Design can super charge your inspiration through up-leveling your brand, freshening up the graphics or copy on your website, narrowing down your goals or creating a new marketing campaign.
Call us today and we’ll get your inspiration on mega-go!