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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Developing Innovative Ideas for Business Success

by TJ Philpott


Innovative ideas are what fuel the growth of any business. Thinking outside the box helps to distinguish you from the competition. In fact creative thinking is directly responsible for most all the new products and services we see being rolled out on a regular basis.

Most any new business venture that you may see is usually the result of some ambitious entrepreneurs' creative idea that was put into action. Obviously creativity is needed in some form or fashion in order for business success to be achieved. But what do you do when your ability to muster up any original or innovative thoughts becomes challenging to you?

Here are 3 approaches you can easily use to stimulate your thinking and brain storm your way back into the forefront of your industry

Take Notes

Get into the habit of taking notes of anything that may strike you as interesting or shows potential as being an opportunity. Also noting existing problems may be helpful for pondering later in a more relaxing environment. Sometimes trying to tackle and solve all these things at work can be difficult since your mind is juggling multiple issues. 

By reviewing these notes in an environment that is 'removed' from work you can better focus on them. Your ability to brain storm these issues will therefore be greatly enhanced by the relative tranquility of your surroundings.


Gain perspective on your day by reflecting back on what went right and why and what may not have gone according to plan. The ability to learn from our mistakes will only make us better. In addition we will also gain peace in knowing we won't make that same mistake again.

In looking back we always want to ask ourselves how a particular situation could have been handled differently or improved upon.

Maintain Social Ties

This is especially true with those people whose company you truly enjoy. Being around the company of those who relax and interest you is a great way to recapture that creative idea that has been eluding you. A mere comment, gesture or act can help unleash any ideas that had been 'padlocked' within your mind. Removing the pressures of the work environment makes your ability to recapture these random thoughts all the easier.

As you already understand implementing innovative ideas by thinking outside the box is what helps to distance you from the competition. The ability to harness and channel creative thinking into viable products, strategies or services can be a huge advantage. In this way any new businesses venture can gain a foothold in their industry and put them on a path for business success. There will be times however when your creative juices seem to completely dry up on you. By using the 3 approaches we discussed above you can easily trample these barriers and once again stimulate your creative thinking to regain your competitive edge.

TJ Philpott is an author and Internet entrepreneur based out of North Carolina.
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