Think outside the box… overused, but still true

Outside the box… what a stale expression!

It’s so overused that it sinks like lead in a bucket, worn out, scratched and beaten up. Right along with seamless, partner, synergy, thought leadership and two handfuls of verbs that end on -ize.

But hey, it’s still about the same dang thing… be creative, be bold!

Change is the way forward. We need good ideas, like we need air and water. And it is not difficult, if you open your mind for it. Ideas are  everywhere. Just for the taking.

So, creativity isn’t just for writers. Thinking outside of the box – or however you want to call it – is essential for every modern professional, whether you build cars, computers, or brand reputations.

And in these strange times, it’s almost a moral duty to keep an open mind.
Here are some inspiring business ideas to adapt your service, to flex your mind muscles in BusinessNewsDaily. Also the way you manage your existing business might need some fresh attitudes and action… as Entrepreneur says.

Without creativity, there is no innovation, no social change, no entrepreneurial spirit driving our economy.  Developing your capacity for creativity is one of the most rewarding forms of professional growth. Master the art of innovative thinking, and you can secure your future (and of course, the future of your company).

Ideas can and will really come from anywhere

Liked the tips I found on SmartCompany. Yet another list of creative tips. But hey, as long as it gets you going. At the core, it’s about the freedom and expectation of unlearning, learning, open problem solving, exploration and looking at things from different perspectives to arrive in new places.

Re-frame what ‘creativity’ is, and ‘who is creative’

The ability to imagine and generate ideas is the faculty all humans share.

Step away from the web

We are our most creative in times of idleness.

Find your sense

Tune into your preferred processing sense like vocalization, writing, and visualization.

Walk on the wild side

Also embrace crazy ideas and say, “why not?”

Do something, start

If you’re a super go-getter, you’ll throw yourself in the deep end. And where time, money and resources are limited, start small,  but start!

The most important one is simply: just DO it. Yes, for all I care, if it helps, call it ‘thinking outside the box’. And remember it’s a willingness more than a talent.