6 Steps to Jump-Start Your Creativity!
4. Sleep on It
Here is a innovative technique I learned many years ago: Before I go to bed, I focus my attention on a problem I want to solve. This is different than worrying about it. I just say to myself and write down "I need help with X." This technique allows the challenge to be planted and managed in the subconscious mind. The result? I frequently wake up with a smart solution.
5. Use Technology
Consult supplier websites. They are great sources of creative ideas. Many have case histories you can easily duplicate with your own clients. Bookmark your favorites. Viewing them on a regular basis can lead to some very creative ideas. Industry research sites such as PromoMarketing.com can also help when you're stuck. Doing a Google search with some keywords is bound to turn up some ideas you may have never thought about.
6. Stay Educated
Educational opportunities are plentiful in our industry and many are free. Training classes at industry trade shows, webinars and videos are all helpful. As an industry educator and business coach I make it a habit to frequently attend workshops given by others in our industry and I always come away with new and creative ideas to boost my business.
Speaking of education and creative ideas, this week on Thursday, April 3, I'll be hosting a free webinar: Skyrocket Your Sales with 4 industry experts. If you're looking for fresh ideas you haven't heard before and new and innovative sales strategies, you're going to love this event. Reserve your free spot here or get the replay.
This week's question: What have you done when you're feeling stuck and need some inspiration? What helps to get your creative juices flowing? Share your comments below.
Promo Biz Coach Rosalie Marcus is a promotional products business expert, coach and speaker. Combining her skills and years of experience in promotional sales, she helps her clients sell more at higher profit margins and dramatically increase their incomes! Get a FREE special report: 10 Big Mistakes Promotional Professionals Make and How to Avoid Them and a FREE Skyrocket Your Sales audio download at www.promobizcoach.com.