A Change to Be Creative in Your Business
If this past year has been challenging for you…You are not alone. The New Year is built as an invitation to look at everything with a fresh set of eyes, and a chance to rethink creative opportunities. Re-evaluate where you’ve been and where you can and want to go.
Welcome back to work now that the New Year has begun. It’s a fresh new year and the season of beginnings. Being eager with new thoughts, ideas and opinions you can use starting the first day back to work. More and more businesses are turning to creativity in order to thrive beyond previous expectations, you need to show these creative problem solving skills to what you can do for your clients and customers.
New Year’s Resolutions: This year determine that you will make changes because you need to unless your business goes straight into survival mode- not thrive mode. Shifting to be creative is your best bet on keeping your current clients and gaining more as the year progresses.
Creativity in business is more important than ever before. Let’s reflect for a little bit of the reasons you may not have been creative or as creative as you could have been during the last year. Pause and ask yourself why you stopped being creative?
“And now we welcome the New Year. Full of things that have never been.” -Rainer Maria Rilke
What was your creative edge in 2016 and what will be your creative edge in 2017 be? Break your long-term goals down into smaller pieces and turn them into short-term goals.
How did this creative edge grow you in 2016 and how will your creative edge grow you in 2017?
“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” – Tom Peters
Viewing the New Year
Your New Year’s resolution for creativity is not so different from any other resolutions you make. Creativity goes beyond music, art, or literature. Being creative primarily is generating fresh innovative ideas you think of doing in unique ways to solve problems, challenges and difficulties.
With the start of another new year, think about becoming more creative in order to explore different ways you can be creative and generate higher revenue. You may just be surprised.
Learn Something New
Continue broadening your mind with learning everything you can from different perspectives. Learning something new does not mean that you have to return to school. Explore your hidden skills and talent to make you creative or to make you a better creative person. The things around you can help you see things from a different perspective you never saw before.
Customers are a great source of inspiration and innovation. After all, whose needs are you trying to meet anyway?! Talk to your target market, your top customers, and really connect with them. Find out what they’re looking for and what they love about you.
Say Goodbye to Ho-Hum Say Goodbye to Ho-Hum New Year with Creativity
“Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.” -Charles Kettering
What will be your New Year can astound you now and as you generate ideas and create your ideas into the results you are hoping for. Instead of doing the same old-same old and getting the same results, start adding a little of your creative thinking for greater inspiration in the work you do. Keep motivating yourself and your employees for greater breakthrough results.
It’s only natural to want to scrap the old and start over once you get a whiff of that “New Year smell”. It gives you the opportunity to rethink and evaluate how creative your ideas can be. You may sometimes find that routine can be a source of generating ideas for you to use in solving problems, challenges and difficulties. Look with open eyes and an open mind for opportunities for greater results.
Make the Impossible, Possible
“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” -Helen Keller
Challenge yourself and your employees to solve things that others believe are impossible to achieve. By breaking down each piece of the puzzle, you will find it easier to solve and then put it back together using your own unique combinations to complete and make impossible, possible.
Carry a Notebook
Don’t stop thinking of ideas, thoughts, opinions and questions. Write down your thoughts, ideas and opinions with regard to the things you see and how you can improve them. Write down any questions you have that provoking thinking beyond beliefs and assumptions. Do yourself a big favor to write things down whether you need to refer to them now or sometime into the future. They are very handy to hold onto.
Don’t Wait Until to Create the Change You Want Today
As you enter the New Year, are you ready to hit the ground running! What’s your goal and why? How do you plan to tackle the challenge? Cultivate at the start of a fresh new year. Spark new creative ideas for an extraordinary result. Be creative and find as many different ways as possible of achieving the same goal. Break down your goal in smaller pieces.
“The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” -Melody Beattie