Becoming More Innovative to Grow Your Business
Everyone wishes they could have great ideas like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Marissa Mayer. We’ve seen them come up with constant ideas that revolutionize businesses, industries, and even the world… but how do they do that? They practice.
All of us have the potential to come up with ingenious ideas in our ever-changing world. It’s tempting to think that we could never be as successful as who we see in Forbes Magazine. But, the only difference between you and them is that they are doing something that you’re not. It’s time to change that.
These are some smart tactics that successful visionaries consistently practice to stay on top of their sharp and innovative thinking:
Don’t Discount Your Ideas
Crazy ideas were where the most successful innovations came from. Remember that.
The older we have gotten, the more we start to shoot down our ideas and limit the things that we think we are able to achieve. You need to believe that your crazy idea could become reality and start working for it.
Don’t discount ideas that you have. As soon as you do, you’ll see that someone else with a similar vision has executed the idea and is now reaping (what was supposed to be) your benefit.
Get Comfortable with Fear
You don’t have to be fearless to be a leader in innovation. You must decide on whether the ideas you are pursuing are important enough that you can override that fear.
If you let fear dictate your ideas, you can inadvertently kill off your creativity. Keep on going if you feel afraid, you might be getting closer and closer to something really great.
Learn About Everything and Anything
Never pass down an opportunity to learn anything new! Knowing about different things can help you cross-pollinate ideas and produce something revolutionary.
Think about Steve Jobs. He connected technology, the sciences, humanities, creativity, arts, and engineering all into his Apple products. To make all these connections, you have to know what you’re doing. Get out there and start learning.
With that said, never look down on anyone who you think has an irrelevant job compared to what you’re doing. You’d be surprised at how much you may need their expertise.
Don’t Think You Know It All
Approach the world with a beginner’s mindset. We may be drawn into thinking that successful people are the biggest experts in their fields. But, those who are innovative don’t operate under that assumption. To be innovative, you must have a fresh perspective on things.
It can feel counter intuitive, but it keeps you on top of new ideas. Keep yourself around non-experts, interview new customers, explore your company from the outside. If you keep up with a fresh perspective, you’ll be sure to do your business better.
Surround Yourself with Heroes
You can’t always do it alone. The people that you surround yourself with are critical to making you and your business into a success. Being together with people—especially from different disciplines—will ignite new ideas.
This goes for outside and inside of the workplace. Everyone that you’re around should be inspired by each other and help achieve each other’s goals however they can.
Even if you work in a space that does not allow you to have collaborative encounters, create an internal list in your company where all of you can post ideas, vote, comment, and take steps to making innovative ideas happen.
These tips may just be the spark that you need today to think of your big idea and get started on it. Always keep in mind that you can be very successful, but it all depends on how you look at yourself and the world around you. Make use of everything. You’ll soon realize that you’ve been missing what could have been getting you to the top this whole time.
Your Team at Branded Marketing & Promo Inc.