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Custom art: “Dip a SOLO® Cup in the Ocean” by Gene Levi Chan

To Find Inspiration, Dip a SOLO® Cup in the Ocean

And 3 Other Ways to Cultivate Your Creativity and Generate More Ideas

Dip a SOLO® Cup in the Ocean

That reaction comes from my scarcity mindset, created from my fear and forecasting nothing but finiteness all over my future.

Trap Yourself in a Box

An unknown author was tasked with the seemingly impossible task of writing a story that could emotionally move a reader… in just six words. She wrote: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” ¹

Stop Trying and Go Walk the Dog

The more time you spend bashing your head against the computer screen, the less time you’re going to want to spend in front of it in the long run.

Withdraw from your writing, put down your paintbrush, and step away from your saxophone.

Give Yourself 10x More Work

It’s as if my mind is pre-filtering my thoughts, sorting out the bad ideas before I even have them, often leaving me with nothing to work with.

Instead of asking yourself to come up with your next great idea for a painting, try coming up with ten.

Go forth and have fun!

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Writing to inspire a world of empathy, possibility, and growth. Former faith leader; current MBA candidate. 👋 Say hi mtouchton@gmail.com

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