So you read about revisiting your childhood and also creating the creativity board…
3. The List of People. Right. Make a list of people who are where you want to be. Study those people who have been successful in the field you want to jump in.
Here’s a very good example, during the recession, many people shied away from the real estate market because they thought it was all over. But apparently that’s the perfect time to jump in — when most others are giving up — because no matter the business, there are people who are successful in it. Study them, figure out how and why they are able to remain successful when everyone else is folding and then set up plans to emulate them.
It’s not the plan that is creative; it’s the process that you go through that opens up so many possibilities.
4. Don’t wait for the business to begin. Start doing what you love, even without a business plan. A lot of people wait until they have an actual business plan sketched, along with the necessary funds — and their ideas never see the light of day.
Do what you enjoy, what you’re really passionate about — even if you haven’t yet figured out how to monetize it. Once you have done sufficient work, ask for feedback that will help you develop and refine a business plan.
It’s a way to not only show the value you would bring, but you can also get testimonials that will help launch your business when you’re ready to make it official.
5. Take a break… from business or passion (whatever you like to call it). It might feel uncomfortable to step outside the business mode, but the mind sometimes needs a rest. Maybe for you, it will be creative writing, painting, running or even gardening.
After you take a mental vacation indulging in something you’re passionate about, come back to a journal and write down any business ideas that come to mind.
Look at beautiful things – art and nature. Notice them and capture them in writing and use them.