Did you know that brainstorming can be really fun when you approach it with playful attitude? I like to think of it as throwing ideas out and seeing what sticks, kind of like throwing spaghetti at the wall.(If you haven’t tried throwing spaghetti at the wall to see if it’s cooked, you should – it’s really fun!)
Effective brainstorming is the key to coming up with new ideas that are going to be worth testing and investigating further. However, before you start the process, you will want to get rid of any preconceived notions of what is a “good” and a “bad” idea. Removing your own filters and preconceived notions is critical. Throw out the rules and just go for it!
This is even more fun and productive when you bring a group of people together to help you. If you already have a team of staff or colleagues this can really help the team collaborate and bond too. If you don’t have a team, bring some people you respect and who are creative to the table to get some outside perspectives. It’s invaluable.
There are some really simple tools you can use to make the brainstorming process fun and productive. In the video, I share 3 simple steps to getting new ideas that are likely to stick. There’s also one really simple step to implementing your new ideas so you can take advantage of the brainstorming session!
Once you’ve watched the video, I’d love to hear from you. Have you ever had a brainstorming session? Were you able to let go of the rules and come up with some new ideas? Please share in the comments below.
Keep trusting and believing in yourself. All the ideas you need and the wisdom is already right in side you or in front of you. Now go for it!
I encourage you to try cooking some spaghetti and doing the wall test too. Break out of your comfort zone and go for it! Then tell me how it goes 🙂