By: Brian Tracy

Brian is one of America’s leading authorities on the development of the human potential. He is the best selling author of 23 books, has trained 2 million people in 23 countries and his clients include IBM, Verizon Wireless, Bank of America and thousands of people just like you.

 

  • Improve The Quality of Your Thinking: Human beings are mental organisms. Everything we are or ever will be, will be as the direct result of the way we think. If we improve the quality of our thinking, we must improve the quality of our lives. And, there is no other way to do it.

3 Levels of Your Creativity

 

  • Youth and Creativity: In one series of I.Q. tests given to children ages 2 – 4 years, 95% of the children were found to be highly creative with curious, questioning minds and an ability for abstract thinking. When the same children were tested again at age 7, only 5% still demonstrated high levels of creativity. In the ensuing years, they had learned to conform; "If you want to get along, you had better go along," is what they had discovered.

  • The Dangers of Conformity: They had learned to color between the lines, to sit in neat little rows, to do and say what the other kids did and said, and to do as they were told. Over time, they lost the wonderful fearless spontaneity of youth and learned to suppress ideas and insights that were unusual or different.

  • Aggressively Seek New Ideas: Most of us have had similar experiences. The "Not invented-here" syndrome in many large companies is simply the adult version of "not rocking the boat." But fortunately, since creativity is your birthright, a fundamental part of your nature, you can tap into it at any time, no matter how long it has been since you really used it.

Action Exercises:

Here are two things you can do to start thinking outside of your mental box.

  1. Imagine that there was a vastly better, cheaper, faster way to do your job  – and somebody else had already discovered it and was going to put you out of business.

2 Creativity Catalysts

Awaken Your Subconscious Power

  1. Imagine doing exactly the opposite of what you are doing today. Allow your mind to float freely and consider how current trends will change your business.

 

 Entrepreneurial Creativity (Ten3 Mini-course)