Can anyone come up with good ideas for business?
To answer that question rather simply…the answer is yes. Anyone can come up with good business ideas whereby you don’t need to have some sort of magical talent to be able to do so.
The only thing you need is to become aware of the process that you go through. Once you start using this process then you will start to see yourself coming up with bright ideas on a regular basis.
Where does the process for coming up with good ideas come from?
I’m glad you asked. As it turns out the process for coming up with good ideas comes from years and years of studying some of the worlds greatest ideas generators. This list would include Einstein, Ben Franklin etc.
What these idea generators had in common was that ideas didn’t just come out of nowhere. There was actually a process that they could each use that would lead to new ideas coming out on a regular basis.
These geniuses left behind clues.
And fortunately for you and I we can use this same process to come up with our own little ideas. Who knows, when you follow the process you might be labeled as a genius as well.
So how do you come up with good ideas?
Here’s what really cool about this process. It doesn’t cost you anything but time and patience. Once you can deal with those two items, then you will see the results of your work almost immediately.
To make this work for you…you have to first think of what you’re about to do as “priming the mind”.
You have to give your mind a pattern that it can follow so that it can deliver the results that you are looking for.
Next what you want to do is to ask your mind questions about what kind of ideas you would like to generate.
Why do you want to do that?
Because your mind works by solving problems that come in the form of questions. When you ask your mind a question, it wants to find an answer. In doing so it will pull together different sources of information to give you that answer.
Now where a lot of people get this priming of the mind wrong is that you will get an answer not when you want it, but when your mind is ready to give it to you. There is no way to rush this process. That’s why patience is needed.
Some answers will pop into your mind immediately, while others will take time.
But what kinds of questions should I ask?
The answer is that you need to ask open ended questions. When you ask your mind an open ended question, it searches it’s memory banks to see if the answer already exists. If it does it will feed it back to you.
However if it searches and can’t find an answer, it will start to look for information within the world around you. This is why it’s also a good idea to look at other industries outside of your own for answers.
The reason you want to do this is because your mind will look for associations and links from those industries as a way of solving the question that you have posed to it.
Using who, what, when, where, why and how type of questions usually work best for this.
Then you want to ask questions that cause your mind to explore relationships with different items.
When it comes to luxury items, most people tend to ask themselves negative questions like “why can’t I afford that”, or “why don’t I ever get a lucky break”
Your mind will seek to answer that by making sure you never get those breaks.
Here is an example of a better question to ask yourself if you’re wondering how you can obtain that new luxury item.
“How can I afford that _______ ”
“How can I create a unique USP for my marketing business?”
Now by asking this kind of question you’re mind doesn’t know the answer and will seek to find out how you can afford it.
Use this information I just gave you as a way to prime your mind for getting good ideas for your business.
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