Become an Infinite Idea Machine
Coming up with ideas is a valuable skill. Ideas are the currency of life.
The book Become an Idea Machine by Claudia Azula Altucher teaches the need and steps to being so creative that you never run out of actionable ideas to fix any problem.
Why worry about being good at coming up with ideas?
“When there’s a tidal wave of good ideas coming out of you, you only need a cup of water out of that to quench your thirst.” — James Altucher
Ideas are the heart of creativity. But, most people tend to think they are either born creative or not.
Creativity is not an inherent talent.
Creativity and idea generation is something you can build. ANYBODY can become an idea machine.
Here’s how, step by step:
Step 1: Think of one thing you can come up with 10 ideas about.
- Examples: Activities you can do with kids when it’s snowing.
- Marketing ideas for a local lawn-care business.
- Ways to make your grocery shopping easier.
- Doesn’t matter.
You need one seed of an idea to build upon.
Step 2: Sit down and think of 10 ideas without judgement.
Set a timer for 10 minutes and get a pad of paper.
If you can’t think of 10, think of 20. Why does this work? Because if you can’t think of 10, you are probably putting too much pressure on each idea. Put them in your morning journal session or in your notes app.
Get them flowing. No judgement allowed.
Step 3: Do this every day for 100 days (to start).
Like lifting weights, to get strong, you must practice regularly.
100 days x 10 ideas and you’ll have 1000 ideas. You’ll get better and better each day. You can show your idea skills off at work, in your side-hustle or with your family.
A strong idea muscle will help you out of jams, help you find clients and help you look like a Rockstar in your career.
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