Tips For Being Creative

Don't try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.

Who Are You? This method explores problems at a ‘deeper’ almost subconscious level. Problems that frequently give a vague sense of disquiet, a sense of things not going in quite the direction you had planned however, you have no clear thoughts of what the ‘right’ direction might be. The techniques below help to explore these deeper levels angled more towards the personal perspective (‘what do you want to do or be?’) rather than the external perspective (‘what business area might offer the most prospects for success?’) Write ‘who am I?’ at the top of a sheet of paper, followed by as many answers as you can generate. After the first few quick, straightforward answers, stay with it and try to pursue more deeply thought out answers. Continue making notes on your thought and try to push the boundaries of your normal thinking.

The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to change the world.

Cherry Split. 1. State the challenge - in two words. 2. Split the challenge into two separate attributes. 3. Split each attribute into two further attributes. 4. Continue splitting each attribute into 2 more attributes, until you have enough to work with. 5. Look at each attribute and think of ways to change or improve it. 6. Re-assemble the attributes.

The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it.

"Cherry Split."

Ho, Leon. "Essential Resources for Creativity."

"Who Are You."

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