The beauty of being in a social network such as Active Rain is to share ideas and hear what is going on in each others worlds. We see what works and doesn't work and we share incredible information that helps each other out. This saves us money, this saves us time and this saves some of us entire school years in the school of hard knocks.
If you are new to Active Rain or perhaps not really committed to blogging yet, may I suggest that you just spend 15-20 minutes a day reading other peoples blogs...OPB's instead of the daily mind-porn...aka news. Instead of immersing yourself being bombarded with negativity of the world around you, you will start to feed your mind with ideas, and you will start to meet people who are the movers and shakers of this world.
Thought processes and "how to" neurons will start forming in your brain and suddenly that dormant IMAGINATION that you thought left you at age 8 will return. But you have to feed it and nurture imagination and keep it in the synergy playground with other playmates for it to thrive. It needs to be fed daily and it needs to be honored by letting it loose to run and play. When you have an idea, you can't sit on it, you can't keep it indoors locked up, you have to open up the screen door and let it go. Watch it run and see it blossom and evolve in the sunlight.
The funny thing about ideas is that they tend to start attracting friends and pretty soon, they'll have playmates and play dates and life really gets interesting and dare I say.......FUN.
In the early days of the internet, before .pdf files and when e-mail was just in its infancy I was still sending out snail mail relocation packages. I was a RE/MAX agent then and we had a supplier that sold us these really great mailing boxes with RE/MAX logos and balloons on them. I would gather up free printed materials from the Chambers, real estate books, some personal marketing pieces; mover's reminder checklists and AOL city geographic data that the buyers were interested in. I would drop in business cards and a bag of microwave popcorn and a moving-relocation video for the buyers to watch. I called this package, "The Smooth Move Package". Where did the idea for the name come from? An herbal laxative teabag!
From this past week alone, I have come up with 4 major ideas that I am running with and I have begun to implement and I now have a notebook starting to organize for ideas for blogging and followup on others that are formulating...all stimulated by reading OPB's.
The magic of OPB's synergy is available to you too, but you have to participate. Make the commitment starting today to start hanging out in our playground, we'll help you relocate your long lost imagination switch again!