Explore your creativity – live with more possibility

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If you want to be more creative, you become so by being more creative.

You may have got here because you feel you’ve lost that creative spark.

You feel you deserve more out of life.

You could be facing personal and business challenges in this depressed economy.

What can you do about it?

Please do me a small favour and read on. It could prove valuable to you.

Listen up. You will find out how you can increase your creativity and come up with new approaches, new ideas and possibilities.

You can immediately apply the techniques and ideas to your personal, working and business life. With enough motivation, you can use the tools and techniques and without anyone knowing you are using them.

New ideas can lead to personal or business breakthroughs. People need to come up with new ideas to respond to challenges, problems and difficulties they are facing. But often they just can’t make a personal breakthrough. They rack their brains but still nothing comes.

Other people come up with “brilliant” ideas but they are just too impractical or improbable. Others may have great ideas but they don’t know how to develop and implement them and worse they go about it in the wrong way.

How do you come up with new approaches, new ideas and increase your creativity? How can you accelerate your ideas to get more of what you want in life?

My book, “Breakthrough Ideas” shows you simple and practical ways to come up with new ideas. It is based on research into creativity, proven methods, ideas that have succeeded and grounded in real-world experience. By the end of the first chapter, which will only take a few minutes to read, you will be producing new ideas that could spark your personal breakthrough.

Chesney Bradshaw has a background in business communications, marketing, startups, consulting and publishing.Chesney has a  Masters in Business Administration, Herriot-Watt, Edinburgh, UK, and a BA Communications degree from the University of South Africa. He is author of "Breakthrough Ideas."

Chesney Bradshaw has a background in business. He has an MBA, Herriot-Watt, Edinburgh, UK, and a BA Communications degree from the University of South Africa.

Here are a few “golden rules” that will help you become more creative and speed your creativity:

– Use simple techniques that are proven and which you enjoy
– Personal breakthroughs come when you are prepared – practice, practice, practice
– See your world through fresh eyes
– You become more creative by using creative tools more often
– Linking unrelated objects often leads to unexpected new combinations
– Letting ideas “cool” before evaluating them leads you select the most promising one
– Commercialising ideas follows a definite process and framework that is easy to understand and simple to apply

Are you ready to learn to accelerate your idea generation? By investing a few hours in yourself you’ll find solutions faster, come up with more viable ideas and increase possibilities in your life. Go here to find “Breakthrough Ideas”.

Thousands have this priceless gift – but how many discover its potential?

(Copyright © 2015 by Chesney Bradshaw, all rights reserved)

(Copyright © 2015 by Chesney Bradshaw, all rights reserved)

I heard about an estate agent who hasn’t sold a house in this market for a year.

It’s unbelievable how we get into a rut and just can’t find our way out.

Let’s wind back for a second. With all his experience you would think that he would come up with new ideas, new approaches even new opportunities. But he remains stuck in a terrible position of misfortune.

Why is it that people don’t use their inborn creative mechanism when faced with a crisis? Why when they could use their creativity and come up with a fresh plan, a new way out? Continue reading

Thinking fast and slow – speed thinking for great ideas

English: A Facial mask. Português: Uma Máscara...

English: A Facial mask. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 2014 a massage therapist planted the seed for an idea that would grow into a retail beauty salon chain. Ian Fuhr, the founder of Sorbet, didn’t want to retire and was eager for a new challenge. Today Sorbet has close to 40 outlets with revenues of around R100 million a year.

People need to come up with new ideas to respond to challenges, problems and difficulties they are facing. They also may want to stretch themselves and come up with new ways to realise their aspirations. But they just can’t make a personal breakthrough. They rack their brains but still nothing comes. Continue reading

Unlock your creative self – speed thinking for faster idea generation

logoA trend in retail in the US about six years or so back involved unearthing century-old heritage brands that survived outsourcing to Asia. Two brothers wanted to start a backpack brand that looked as though it was a heritage brand. Solution? They came up with Herschel in 2009 with a square label logo with the word “Herschel” in hand-drawn script. Their goal was for people to look at the brand and think that they had seen it before. Today more than 4,000 stores carry the Herschel range, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

New ideas can lead to personal or business breakthroughs. People need to come up with new ideas to respond to challenges, problems and difficulties they are facing. But often they just can’t make a personal breakthrough. They rack their brains but still nothing comes. Continue reading

How can you learn to be more creative?

Mind-map showing a wide range of nonhierarchic...

Mind-map showing a wide range of nonhierarchical relationships (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Small business owners, start-ups and entrepreneurial venture founders use idea generation and creativity in coming up with a new business idea whether that be starting something from scratch or taking a second-hand business and repurposing it for a specific target market. Once the small business is up and running, the small business owner would typically deal with a number of difficulties, problems and challenges – all of which need creativity to be solved. Continue reading

How do you find your best ideas for a start-up?

A woman in a bikini at a Beauty pageant 7 Marc...

A woman in a bikini at a Beauty pageant . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A student completing her law degree and her fellow student studying Spanish and finance have started a venture to sell dance shoes.

There is a new trend among the generation of millennials who say they don’t want to limit themselves and aren’t afraid to take risks as they start their own businesses different from their formal studies, according to a recent report.

Many have watched their parents lose their jobs during economic downturns and don’t dream of climbing the one-track corporate path. They have discovered the reality that job security is a lie, said a coach who helps students to start up their own businesses. “Millennials are really looking for meaning and purpose,” she said.

How did these two graduates find their idea for dancing shoes? Continue reading

Can you find opportunities in zombie business ideas?

Zombie Influx

Zombie Influx (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some time ago there was a flurry of interest in BlackBerry because the rumour was that Samsung would buy it out. These rumours were squashed promptly. But the whole saga tended to make one think about slow-moving zombie technologies that refuse to die.

Despite the changes in technology, older technologies such as teletype still exist although in some smaller applications such as secure electronic messaging services in Europe. Why is this? Because it’s possible to deliver messages securely to a recipient without knowing their email address or phone number. Continue reading

How much do you value the hard work and honesty of your staff in your small business?

(Copyright © 2015 by Chesney Bradshaw, all rights reserved)

(Copyright © 2015 by Chesney Bradshaw, all rights reserved)

One of the massive fast-food chain stores suffered a loss of 245 pieces of chicken and 63 kg of chips in three days. In two shifts 424 cans of cold drink and 518 cans of juice had disappeared. Management tried to stop the losses by locking the freezers, storerooms and the walk-in coolers. But the stock losses continued. The business hired new supervisors and managers and implemented more stock handling measures. It was an impossible task and eventually the business dismissed all their staff in the particular team at a disciplinary enquiry. The problem was resolved immediately. Continue reading

How much is a new business idea worth to you?

Ideas are the Basis of Progress. Every Improve...

Ideas are the Basis of Progress. Every Improvement in This World was the Result of Someone’s Idea – NARA – 534220 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A civil engineer came back home after his contract ran out in Papua New Guinea. Because jobs are hard to find in his home country he sat around sending out more than 300 CVs, started running out of his savings, eventually had no money to make cellphone calls and by the hair on his chinny chin chin after one year secured a job in Saudi Arabia. This is the prison that the person with no new ideas experiences. All he or she can sell is skills and time.

A young woman landed up in Worcester, Western Cape, fell in love with the place and wanted to stay but there were no jobs. She wracked her brains, desperate to find some idea to make an income so that she could live in the town. Even though Worcester sauce is made by the giant food manufacturing companies right there in Worcester, she came up with an idea for her own special Worcester sauce, developed her product and it took off. Continue reading

Does walking spark new ideas for you?

IMG_1434.JPG.storyboardOn Sunday late afternoon I took a walk along the Braamfontein Spruit watching the baby ducks that had grown up during the summer months. I went up to the bird lookout at Delta Park which overlooks a field of bulrushes where small finches were eating the seeds in the setting sun.

During this walk an idea that I hadn’t thought of for a while slipped into my mind. I tossed it about and came up with a potential market for the product, a name for varieties of the product, how to package it and what I would have to do to test market it. By the time I’d finished my walk I had a reasonably developed idea, much more feasible than when I had first thought about it. Continue reading