These are your business’s currency, and you are going to need many of them.

More than many!  Huge numbers of ideas, but don’t let this worry you because you can definitely handle this.

Remember that old saying is that an entrepreneur needs a 1000 ideas before finding one that works?  Well, it’s very handy to keep it in mind when things get tough.

Find your inspiration and motivation and spend time every day, every week generating new ideas.  Think of the goals you have, and start writing down ideas how to solve them. Read, talk to people, look around, think what might work, and have those ideas coming in on a daily basis.  If you don’t know where to start, then start with questions.  They will help focus your mind.

A few questions that could be helpful:

  • How can I add more value to my products and services?
  • What do I need to do to more effectively market my products?
  • How can I build my brand so it stands for quality, service and value?
  • Where can I bring in energy and passion into my business and create new ways to serve my customers?

Never ask questions like this:

  • How come I can’t sell anything?
  • Why am I not creative?
  • Who am I to do this?

These types of questions only have bad answers and definitely no ideas that are useful! They don’t serve you so don’t ever ask them.

Focus on questions that will empower you. You can turn bad questions around by asking something like this: how can I increase my creativity and have fun doing it?  Keep the questions coming, always more questions, the better the questions, the better the answers you will find.

Get yourself a notebook, and carry it around with you and write stuff down! Any idea that pops into your head, record.  Even better, set aside a small amount of time for brain storming.  Keep the questions in mind, or write them in your book and keep running lists of ideas under them about how to answer the question.  The more you do this, the more ideas will naturally come to you.