Do you ever feel stuck and that things are more of a struggle than normal? (Hand raised right here!) This podcast discusses the remedy — getting into a creative mind.
And, there’s definitely a difference when you’re in this mindset. For instance, the creative mind helps bring forth ideas and inspiration. (Who couldn’t use more of that?)
This is the mind you want to be in so you don’t have to “effort” your way through something. In other words, you draw from the right energy source rather than working faster & harder in the hopes that you arrive at your desired outcome. Plus, that “efforting” will just burn you out.
You’ll hear more about this mind, as well as learn quick & simple solutions to get into this creative space. (Hint: One way is to stay curious… you’ll find my favorite quote on this subject below).
Standford University Article:
Podcast Mentioned In The Episode:
- Mark Sisson: Building a $200 Million Personal Brand (The School of Greatness Podcast, Ep. 827)
Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
- Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza(Amazon affiliate link)
- Gaia - The NETFLIX of Conscious Media
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Episode 008 – Need Ideas? Get Into A Creative Mind
Hi everyone. This is Jenny from Creation Peak. Welcome to episode eight! Thank you so much for tuning in. If you've already subscribed to the show, thank you so much Creation Peak Tribe. I really appreciate you.
If you're here for the first time, make sure you subscribe to the show because today, like in every episode, I talk about topics that include developing an entrepreneurial mindset so that you have what you need to move forward.
In today's episode I'm going to be talking about a specific mind, the creative mind that brings forth ideas and inspiration. I wrote a post about this topic so I'm going to read it to you in case you haven't seen it yet, but beyond that I'm going to give you the number one way to get into this mind so that you can put it into practice today and potentially break through any roadblocks you may be having. So stick around because this is all coming up next.
So this is a topic that I have a lot of interest in. Let me ask you, how many times have you felt stuck? Like you've hit a wall, that's not a good place to be in because it's not from lack of effort on your part that you're not coming up with the ideas that you need to move forward.
But it's actually a mindset. It's actually a specific mind. And I know that as a blogger, I constantly rely on this mind because I noticed that it helps me so much when, for example, I'm writing a new blog post and I have to be able to formulate my ideas in the best way possible and make sure that the content is actually serving my audience in the way that I intended. And when you're brainstorming ideas or doing any sort of mind mapping for whatever project you're working on, you really need this mind at your disposal so that you can get the job done.
Not to mention that it can really help you evolve as an entrepreneur because you're constantly getting feedback from the direction that you're going with your business. And pivoting is very common. You know this. And so if you have to be able to take a step back and look at a situation and say, you know what? I could be doing this differently and this is the better way to proceed.
After you get that feedback, then having that creative mind is going to serve you because it's going to inspire you and it's going to give you the information that you need to take. This next step, I actually tend to think of this mind is the GPS when you're working on a project, so here's the article I wrote on the site.
It's called “A Creative Mind In Entrepreneurship Is A (Very) Valuable Asset.”
Read It Here at https://creationpeak.com/entrepreneur-mindset/creative-mind-in-entrepreneurship
So that is the article and I hope that you find it interesting. Now, one of the things I wanted to mention was the number one way to get into a creative mind and all of the solutions that are in the article are effective. But I found personally that walking is the number one way. And in fact, I link to an interesting Stanford study about the effects of walking in the article.
They said specifically that a person's creative output increased an average of 60% when walking. I actually found this to be true myself after listening to a Lewis Howes podcast where he was talking to Mark Sisson.
The topic was about the different pathways that he's taken in, in his own business. But Mark mentioned something about going for a run and how sometimes those were the times when he got his very, very best ideas. I'm not a runner, but I decided that I was going to make a practice of going outside every day and just going for a walk in my backyard. Pretty simple.
But, as I was building my online business, and it's in a constant state of evolvement, I need my creative mind to be active because like I said, it can be such a struggle to come up with ideas and new ways of doing things and really making your own voice heard.
So I would go outside and I would just kind of walk back and forth, not even really with the expectation of having ideas pop in my head, but just generally, you know, to get outside of my, uh, my workspace and just experience something new. So anyways, I would kind of walk back and forth, not really thinking of things and then just like a flood, all of a sudden these ideas would start hitting me, hitting me, hitting me. It was crazy in the, it was like a dam had burst and I was actually really surprised even after listening to that podcast episode.
I remember Mark saying that he was running and so he couldn't sit there and write down the ideas or, or record them. And so some of his best ideas would just, you know, come and go.
And, so I found that to be true myself. So I started walking outside with my iPhone. My preferred method of recording is with the voice memo
app. And so I made a practice of always having it in my pocket because almost like clockwork, I would instantly start having these ideas flow.
Sometimes they would come sooner rather than later during my walks. But another thing I wanted to mention, you can supercharge this practice by being mindful during your walks.
And, let me tell you what I mean. I actually learned this when I did a session on outdoor meditation. It was a little group that I was part of and I was looking for other ways to meditate just because sometimes sitting and closing my eyes just does not work for me, and so I was outdoors with this group and we were in the most beautiful environment.
It was woodsy with streams and just everything that was so visually stimulating. Anyway, the guide told us that during our walk to pick out something, so for example, a few feet ahead, there might be a big rock or a tree or something. So the idea is that you would spot that thing that you would put your focus on and then you as you walk towards it, you're constantly just focusing, looking on that thing, whether it be the rock or the tree. Once you passed it, you would pick another thing, something that could catch your attention and that you could focus on for the next few feet and so on and so on.
I noticed that this practice of being mindful was so effective because it forced you to focus on something else and essentially drown out all of the busy noise that can happen in our brains sometime. So ever since then I've put that mindful practice in whenever I need to.
To supercharge my walking, I'll use it. For example, if I go outside and I just cannot let go of what I'm working on, I can't stop thinking about it and mulling it over. And, that's going to defeat the purpose of being outside and putting yourself into that creative state. So what I'll do is I will put that practice in, I will focus on a tree or whatever I've got on the outside in my backyard and I'll just do this for a few rotations as I'm walking and it'll put you into that creative state.
So I hope you find this topic interesting and that more importantly, it really helps you. I'm going to link everything, all of the resources from the article and the article itself on the link creationpeak.com/creative.
Be sure to tune in next week because I'll be reading Chapter 4 of Think and Grow Rich.
And, as I've said before, I am reading this book because that is one of the best ways I know to fill your mind with all of that positive information that will get you into that creative space, but also will help you develop that success mindset.
Have a wonderful day!
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