Have you ever had any creative thinking training? It provides you with an unfair advantage in business and in life. (Keep reading to discover a creative thinking tip).
If you can create new ideas on demand, you’ll be better equipped to overcome challenges and create new ideas. The question is, are you a creative thinker?
I have asked several thousand workshop delegates this question, as I have taught Creative Thinking for 20 years.
It is always interesting to watch people’s reactions to this question. Sadly, the majority do not raise their hands.
This is a shame, as every human being is naturally creative.
Creativity is all about coming up with new ideas.
It is important to be open to the idea of thinking about alternatives, to any given challenge.
At this stage, you don’t have to actually come up with new ideas. You just have to be OK with the belief that you can do this.
The next stage is to be able to generate several options to a given challenge.
Two or three options would be OK. A larger number would be better, as the quality of your solution is connected to the number of options that you generate.
Here is an exercise for you. The next time you encounter a challenge, think of at least three ways to solve it.
Make a note of them and move onto your next task. Your brain will continue to think of options and ideas.
Ideally, give yourself a day or two for this process to continue. At the most unlikely times, you will suddenly think of another way of solving your challenge.
I would be interested to know how you get on. You are welcome to post a reply to this blog or you could let me know via www.marketingcompass.co.uk
Incidentally, I offer creative thinking training – this can be delivered 1-2-1, to small groups or to audiences of any size.