• Eowyn Summer

    Be open minded is the main key for me. New ideas will come if we are willing to learn something from someone else.

    • Hi Eowyn – nice to meet you!

      I agree. Keeping an open mind will “allow” ideas to come in and allow them to percolate. And along with an open mind, I also feel the key is to remain “flexible” in your thinking.

      Sheri Kaye Hoff is the guest author of this post and I know she’d want me to thank you for stopping by. 🙂


  • Nat

    Creativity is the most determining factor in my life to grab the success. Creativity has no limit. It will always there as long as we are still alive. That’s what I believe.

    • I’ll second that motion, Nat!

      Creativity is like classical music — it’s right there at our fingertips if we choose to listen to it and embrace its beauty. 🙂

      Thanks for the visit!

  • Just find something that you’re interested in… I think that’s the best way to make yourself inspired. Once you know something, it will give you that interest.

  • I’m with ya on that idea, Mocha Dad! People may call me old fashioned because I still use a pen and a piece of paper to record my ideas — no problem — works for me!

  • I keep a notebook next to my bed. It has saved me from forgetting many of my late night ideas.

  • Thanks for swinging by, Rob, to read Sheri’s guest post. She’s the epitome of inspiration and outreach! She spends a lot of time supporting and encouraging fellow entrepreneurs.

    Really enjoyed reading your “Edu-tainment” post! Left my two cents worth in the comment box. 🙂

  • Great thoughts. for a while I was keeping a digital recorder with me to speak out ideas and not lose them. my brain doesn’t always work with the pen and paper, but anyway of collecting your random greatness is essential! I have to get back to that.

  • Hi Sheila…
    Love the idea of note taking…I also take pages and pages of notes…I also have notebook right next to my lap top and my bed…in my car…etc…

    and Peter…great idea on doing a similar activity…I also do that- but was not aware I was doing it until you pointed it out as a technique…a superb awareness for me…

    For me…it is really important to calm down any anxiety that I am having in order to welcome creativity in the door….

    Thank you both so much for taking the time to visit and join the discussion.


  • That sounds like a very “creative” approach, Peter! 🙂 Thanks for passing that tip along to everyone and for stopping by today.

  • Great list of inspiring creativity 😀
    I also find combining two different things together into one can help with creativity. If I’m stuck on something for a thing i have to do, i will look to outside sources that are just a bit similar and combine them. I’ve found that also works.

  • I could have guessed you enjoy being out in nature, Sheila, since (rumor has it) you love to go fishing! Me, too.

    I’m also a note-taker … bigtime. I could easily take notes online but there’s something about the tactile effect of having paper and pen in front of me and having something tangible in hand that’s far more appealing than typing at a keyboard. Let’s face it. I’m old fashioned.

    I hope you’ll interact with Sheri and get to know her better. She’s a keeper! 🙂

  • Sheri,

    What a great list of ways to stay inspired. We are the creators of our future and the future for others.

    i am a note taker….tons of notes. It is interesting how revisiting them will take an old idea and bring it into fruition. It is like the right time for that ideas has come. All of the parts are there and it is easy to implement.

    Getting out into nature works for me also. i get a whole new viewpoint and problems seem to fall away or answers show up.

    Thanks, enjoyed your post and also hope you do well with your new ebook.

  • Grateful to have you in my life, Sheri, and wishing you the very best with your new e-book! Thank you for your kind words. 🙂

  • Hi Melanie,
    Thanks for having me as a guest blogger during my new eBook launch week. And I want to let everybody know…that you truly inspire me with your heart, your knowledge, and the way that you give…
    Sheri Kaye Hoff