No matter how successful your business is or how much you have accomplished as an entrepreneur, there are these moments where you feel stuck. And no one is an exception.
So what to do when you hit these walls? If you’ve been feeling stuck or uninspired, here are 5 simple ideas to find inspiration.
Make a change
Routine – some people love it, some don’t, and others simply hate it. The perfect balance is when your routine is bringing efficiency to your work and your business, but not to the extent that you start doing things mechanically.
Try to change it to something that you haven’t tried before. Make some changes in your office, rearrange the furniture and the paintings on the walls, or bring new ones.
When your surroundings become dull, your thinking can stall.
Get inspired by successful people
You may have mentors that inspired you at some point with their story. Don’t be afraid to apply their advice, or to follow their guidelines. At the same time, there are a lot of non-celebrities and unknown people with great and inspirational stories.
Try to be open in knowing new people and give them the chance to inspire you. It can be your teacher from high school, a colleague from college or a speaker from TED video. Being an entrepreneur and running your business can make you extremely busy, but don’t forget that as a leader you inspire your employees too.
So, seek the inspiration for yourself and give it to others.
Write it down
Some ideas might hit you in the most inappropriate moments; in an important meeting, when you want to get a new client, or in the night when you try to sleep.
Don’t be afraid to write down your ideas. Keep next to you a pen and some post-its and start to make notes. Even in the night, wake up and put it on the paper. Some ideas might look brilliant in the night and in the morning not that much, but at least you let yourself to be creative.
Every new idea needs to be evaluated before implementing it. Sometimes a great idea can come from a crazy thought that comes to you in the night.
Connect with nature
A great way to find inspiration is connecting with nature. Take regular walks in natural surroundings. Reconnect with nature during the weekends, after work, or before work. Take the time to be amazed by simple things, like the colors of the leaves in the autumn, the wind that plays at every step you take, or by the small creatures hidden from those who don’t have ”eyes” to see them.
While listening to music is an activity loved by most people, how many of us try exploring different genres or types of art? Successful entrepreneurs are always open to new experiences and know to go back to basics from time to time, like classical music and art.
Try seeing a painting or an art piece with your own eyes and ears. All of us understand things in our way. Let your imagination fly away and unravel the details hidden in things that seem to you obscure at first sight.
These five simple tips are suggested for those who feel stuck and uninspired, but anyone can benefit from them. Even the slightest change of scenery can bring a new and relevant idea on how to go forward with your business.
The secret is to find new perspectives. Observe and experience with every occasion that you have and let your imagination to be carried away.