When your creativity is blocked, try simplifying your challenge. Start removing elements that aren’t working or seem to be getting in the way.

Is there greater clarity and opportunity to creatively meet your objective?

If so, that’s great. If not, take another element away, and keep going.

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3 Responses to “Minus One, Minus Two”

  1. Eleanora says:

    Ironically, temporarily removing my Social Networking commitments from the daily routine did help to boost creativity. I was ‘surprisingly’ able to focus and reduce procrastination methods considerably! It’s not always clear at the time when you find yourself drowning in creative demands… but small words of advice such as the above inevitably help.

  2. Sam Mutimer says:

    Owww I love this! Punchy and to the point! So true, and I think we all need to be reminded of how powerful this process is! I really needed to read this post 4 hours earlier! 🙂
    High fives – keep pumping out the valuable content.
    Sam Mutimer


  3. Mike Brown says:

    Thanks Eleanora and Sam for your comments!

    Social networking is a rich sources of ideas, but it does take time. I’m still wrestling with the proper balance.

    It’s obviously easier said than done to pull away elements. That’s why, despite so many challenges in current times, there’s a real opportunity for new thinking because we’re all being forced to extract what isn’t essential.