I love brainstorming especially when it comes to whipping up ideas.
For me, it's easy to come up with what's next but I realize not everyone is like that so I wanted to put together some of my best tips on how to brainstorm.
When it comes to brainstorming outside the box ideas around what you want to do with your life it can be a challenge.
So here are five tips I have put together to help you get the most out of your brainstorming sessions.
Get Outside Input
Instead of trying to do it yourself, ask for some guidance from people who are supportive of your desire to change your life.
Invite them over or send an email that says basically "Hey, I am wanting to make some major lifestyle changes and could really use an extra brain to help me come up with outside the box ideas or solutions to help me achieve (fill in with your big dream). When you have a moment, could you help me out?"
Now I have to forewarn you if you have surrounded yourself with friends or family who happen to be smart asses like I have, you might get some quirky, fun responses which is always welcomed.
Write Down Every Idea
Have you heard the saying there is never a stupid question? Well, the same rule applies for your ideas.
The wilder and bolder the better I say because the more you play with ideas outside the box the more your brain becomes inspired to living at your highest self.
Try something out of the norm for you. If you can't see a solution, try looking at it from a different perspective.
Traditional solutions ARE NOT always the best way to solve problems.
Don't be afraid to try and tweak new ideas and unusual solutions.
Play With Connecting Ideas
When you are brainstorming you might come up with two halves that on their own isn't that great but when you connect them together, you have this beautiful idea or solution that ends up being the right fit for you.
Don't ever be afraid to ask questions even to yourself. I can't tell you how many times I have solved some kind of major dilemma in my life by asking myself questions.
The important thing to skill you need is to recognize problems are really opportunities in disguise.
I always look at it as the universes way of keeping me awake and growing to be the best version of myself.