Throughout our hectic and busy lives we have many thoughts and ideas that pop into our heads. You are an information source for other people much like a computer is. We all have valuable knowledge that we need to share with others. How do you tap into it?
Think about how many conversations and signs and just general information is thrown at you throughout your day. For most of this, you have your filter in high gear, meaning if the stuff you are hearing is not of interest to you or does not concern you, it remains low on the radar screen. There are new great ideas formed every minute of every day; they are just passed off and ignored most of the time.
So how do we harness our thoughts and ideas and turn them into something beneficial? This is the question you should be asking yourself.
Start to pay more attention to your surroundings. Think of it this way, have you ever bought something and started to notice how many people have the same thing? I remember a few years back, I bought a Silver Dodge Ram pick-up truck, as I drove it off the lot and made my way to the highway and then eventually back to my house, I started noticing how many of these same trucks were on the road. I thought to myself, "I don't remember ever seeing this many Dodge Ram's on the road."
What actually happened was that I simply took my blinders off and became aware of these similar trucks because I now had a vested interest in them. The same is true for just about everything that we encounter in life. We have are blinders on until we are in some way impacted personally.
Most of us go through life with a set routine. We wake up, go to work, go home and go to bed. On weekends, perhaps we go out to eat at the same few restaurants, perhaps engage in watching some TV, or doing yard work, or cleaning the house. The point is, by having the schedules that we do, we are not allowing ourselves the opportunity to be creative.
My proposal is simple. Wake up earlier; try driving a few different ways to work maybe listening to a different radio station or try eating at a new restaurant. Why you ask? Simple. By changing your routine, it allows you to bring in new stimulus into your life.
Curt Fletcher aka The Likeability Guy
Author of "How To Sell More Homes and Increase Your Income"