New Skills Development Strategies-
Innovation Can Change Your Destiny-Life’s Path
The last post laid the groundwork for understanding what innovation is as well as what destiny means. Here are some specific strategies and techniques that will support your innovation efforts, and hopefully innovation can change your destiny or life’s path as well.
Who cares what other people say. Follow the melody of your own song. Allowing for the input of other people will only bring static to the music you are trying to make. If you have an original idea, the key is to be able to get others to understand and accept your ideas. Don’t get side tracked when you get any negative feedback. If all those geniuses listened to their peers, we would probably still be living on horses.
New skills-be committed to innovation
Spend time on any new skill. I cannot stress this enough, although, please do not mistake this tip to tell you to quit your day job entirely. This involves some tricky time management, but with a little discipline, you’ll be able to squeeze both in. “Whatever you give energy to grows”!!!! This is both good and bad, here’s why.
If you ever had a problem or even a desire to lose weight here is what happens. The more you think about your problem, or the more you think about a diet, the more significance you place on it and that is not always good. So when it comes to anything other than innovation, give problems their due time, give diets their due time, but, if you dwell and give either of these two examples too much mental attention, all you are doing is constantly thinking about food. And, food is the last thing you want to think about when you are n a diet. Give
problems sufficient time and let them be or you will wonder why you seem down. Sure, give diets time and give your problems time, but do NOT give it too much mental energy…it will grow and manifest into something bigger than it may be.
New skills-three effective strategies
1 Physical workouts. Take a walk. Run a mile or two. Send all those endorphins running through your veins. Exercising certainly clears and relaxes your mind and allows for anything to pop up. This is how you begin to find the creative genius within. Compare this to giving something too much mental energy and you will notice, it is the exact opposite of it. Quit thinking about it and let it incubate by doing something physical where you clear your mind. The right answers and solutions will come from the subconscious.
2 Keep track of those dreams. Aren’t some of them just the craziest things that your conscious mind would never have thought of? If you’ve had these dreams before, and I’m sure you have, this only shows you the untapped innovative power you have lying within. So jot down those notes. Those dreams may just create an innovative spark in you. Script your dreams before you fall asleep. It may spark the right environment on what you may want to dream about.
3 Determine your unique style. You can always tell a Van Gogh from a Matisse. You’ll know Shakespeare wrote something by the choice of words on the paper. So it is the same with you. People will appreciate your innovation more because it is uniquely yours and that no one else would have thought of what you were thinking. That will let people see how valuable an asset you are.
Don’t hide behind nifty gadgets, tools or shiny buttons. You don’t need the most expensive set of paints to produce a masterpiece. The same applies to writing. You don’t need some expensive fountain pen and really smooth paper for a bestseller. In fact, J.K. Rowling wrote the first book of the Harry Potter Series on bits of tissue. So what if you’ve got an expensive Camcorder and you can’t begin to figure out how to use the essential features to make great movies. The artist actually reduces the number of tools he has as he gets better at his craft: he knows what works and what doesn’t.
Learn new skills-where to look for answers and solution: what to think about
- Nothing will work without passion.
- What wakes you up in the mornings?
- What keeps the flame burning?
- What is the one thing that you’ll die if you don’t do?
- What do you do better than others
- What do you see as something you wished you could buy
- What one thing can you fix or improve
- If you had the money to change something…
Sometimes people with talent are overtaken by the people who want it more. Think the hare and the tortoise. Ellen Degeneres once said that if you’re not doing something that you want to do, then you don’t really want to do it. And that’s true. Sometimes you just want something so bad you become a virtually unstoppable. And that is passion. Passion will keep you going.
Don’t fret the small stuff-inspiration. You can’t force it; inspiration hits when you
least expect it. For those unpredictable yet inevitable moments you should prepare. An idea could strike you on the subway, and, you poor unfortunate soul; you have no sheet of paper to scribble down a thought that could change the world. Avoid these disasters. You always have your phone with you. Send yourself an email note.
New skill- the essential 4 components to effective innovation:
1 Finding the pain- defining the problem
2 Research and development
3 have an effective innovation strategy and model as a check list for effectiveness
The new skills that make up the skill set required to be a great innovator:
- develop your creative prowess
- become a better problem solver
- you need to be a great thinker and decision maker
- you needto be able to get people to understand and accept your ideas
Notice…I mean really take note of the tools and skill sets required to be a great
innovator. Innovation starts at the development process. The key is to develop these skills so you can be a better innovator. Remember, innovation and improvement is a constant process. Think about your job or business. You get hired or start a business, learn the position or how to market the business, grow these opportunities: then and only then can you start to influence the company from the position you are in, or grow the business to the next level. The proverbial learning curve.
The same is true of the innovation process. It starts with developing from where you are through a specific set of steps in sequence, through to the final step which is breakthrough thinking. With the right skills and tools you can easily
improve your innovation techniques!
I hope this post helps you bring more innovation into your life. Keep in mind that you’re doing these things for your own satisfaction and not anybody else’s. But soon enough they will noticed, and if you’re good at innovating, you will see the starts of what I call “the ripple effect”. Everything should start to build from this effect…and while a tsunami may not occur from the ripple effect, the longer you keep those ripples rippling (if that’s even a word) and it will in fact grow beyond your wildest dreams. And that my good listener’s is how you change your life, your destiny and your life’s path.
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- problem solving
- decision making
- innovation and change
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