There's a very delightful, inspiring video that I watch every few days or so to help keep me on track creatively and in general. It's titled "29 Ways To Stay Creative".
This creator of this visual masterpiece, To-Fu Designs, compiles a list of quirky yet TRUE, sincere and accurate ways to get creative juices flowing. It is also doubles as legitimate instructions for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. Aside from some of it's more frivolous suggestions like the one that prompts us to 'sing in the shower' or 'read a page of the dictionary', if followed, the rest can help to make and sustain a successful entrepreneur. This list represents a culmination of all the lessons an aspiring entrepreneur could/should learn in order to carry out their various entrepreneurial endeavours.
1 - MAKE LISTS
2 - CARRY A NOTEBOOK EVERYWHERE
3 - TRY FREE WRITING
4 - GET AWAY... FROM THE COMPUTER
5 - QUIT BEATING YOURSELF UP
6 - TAKE BREAKS
7 - SING IN THE SHOWER
8 - DRINK COFFEE
9 - LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC
10 - BE OPEN
11 - SURROUND YOURSELF WITH CREATIVE PEOPLE
12 - GET FEEDBACK
13 - COLLABORATE
14 - DON'T GIVE UP
15 - PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
16 - ALLOW YOURSELF TO MAKE MISTAKES
17 - GO SOMEWHERE NEW
18 - COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
19 - GET LOTS OF REST
20 - TAKE RISKS (Sometimes I feel like I need to do something drastic, that is, make the biggest, most risky leap; not considering whether or not or how hard I fall - just to break my dependence on the safe side of life. In truth, as I have mentioned before, the would-be quality of my work suffers because I tend to not be willing to break the mold and tackle things that I normally deem too risky or 'not done'. Still a work-in-progress though...
21 - BREAK THE RULES
22 - DON'T FORCE IT
23 - READ A PAGE OF THE DICTIONARY
24 - CREATE A FRAMEWORK
25 - STOP TRYING TO BE SOMEONE ELSE'S PERFECT (It's true that some of us *points to self* sometimes only see ourselves in relation to others. We try our best sometimes to live up to others' standards and kill ourselves trying to impress others. I have news though..... we will NEVER in our lifetimes be satisfied with ourselves or our work if we aim to please anyone but ourselves first.
26 - GOT AN IDEA? WRITE IT DOWN
27 - CLEAN YOUR WORKSPACE
28 - HAVE FUN
29 - FINISH SOMETHING