It can be easy to focus on the day to day grind in business and lose sight of our own creativity. We are all naturally creative, so we need to harness this whenever we possibly can, and our working lives are the perfect place to do so. Creativity in business will lead to greater successes, happiness and job satisfaction, so today we want to talk about how to inject more creativity into your business.
Keep on learning
Never stop focusing on your own learning. Not only will this be sure to improve your skills and knowledge, it will also give you a boost of energy and creativity.
When we learn something new we start to think about how we could use it, how we could adapt it and so it often presents us with many possibilities. From there, you will find ideas sparking for new projects and you will likely to come up with something new that you want to learn, and so the cycle continues!
Design your own work environment
Does your office space inspire you creatively? If the answer is ‘no’ then you need to take action now.
You need to ensure that your work space is a place that you want to spend your time. Surround yourself with the essentials so that you can launch into work straight away without having to spend time clearing space as you don’t want to slow down when those creative juices start flowing. Then add in the personal touches, the things that will make it an ideal working environment for you. It might be a huge, clear desk, it might be fresh flowers dotted around, it might be a wall grid covered in positivity quotes, it might be family photos, it really will be different for every person. Perhaps take a look around for office inspiration and inject your favourite elements into your own design.
Think outside the box with this one from time to time. Taking your work out into the garden or even into a local park might offer you a far more productive day than staying in and looking at the same four walls. A local coffee shop might provide a buzz and offer up an atmosphere more conducive to working than your own place. Try out a few different settings and see what works for you.
Delegate administrative tasks
Bookkeeping, emails, taxes and administration, they can all be so consuming yet are completely necessary to your business. You know that you need to cover these, but maybe you don’t need to be the one who personally ticks the boxes.
There are online companies and programmes covering so many of these now, from digital VAT software to accounting packages. These should reduce time spent on them, or you can completely delegate them out. You could also look into hiring yourself a virtual assistant to take on some of the jobs that you would be happier handing off.
Freeing up your time like this affords you more time for creativity, both in real terms and also in terms of your own headspace. You can now focus on the creative rather than the administrative.
What else would you suggest you need to splurge on in your business?
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We’re here to help you to take action just like we’ve helped thousands of other entrepreneurs, business owers and creative professionals all around the globe.
Now is the time to let your passion SHINE.
Now is the time to Make Tomorrow Today!
To your success,
Vinh Van Lam & Stuart Horrex