Strategies for Sparking an Amazing Idea

What never fails to get YOUR creativity flowing?

The experience of being “in the flow” is liberating – it’s exciting, energizing, empowering… that feeling that suggests you could take over the world if you wanted to! When we’re in that state, creativity comes naturally.

We all need to generate ideas every day if we want to be happy & successful (whatever those things look like for you), but the ideas & flow aren’t always so forthcoming. When we’ve been “go-go-going” for too long, & we’ve been motivated by forces outside of ourselves, we end up hitting a wall & blocking our natural creative flow. Today’s Tuesday Musings offers a few strategies to spark your next amazing idea – so you can manufacture that feeling of flow whenever you want to. True, it takes some practice to do this really efficiently, but start by focusing on ONE THING today. Pick the step or strategy that resonates most, and stay there as long as you need to! When all else fails, just focus on feeling better & finding what works for you.

I’ll see you next week for more musings about picking the best creative ideas to move forward on – so you won’t waste all your time running around in creative “shiny object syndrome” circles.

Have an amazing week!!

Using Experiments to Gain More Control

I remember being shocked when I realized how small of a finding makes something statistically significant. It’s rare to hear research mention 100% certain findings – which tells me that very little in this world is true 100% of the time. We don’t always fit in with the findings, so it can be really fun & useful to conduct our own experiments… to see what works for us based on our own observations & findings. Through the process of inspired experimentation, we can learn so much about ourselves, our loved ones, and anything else we want to know about. It’s easy to feel super empowered when we see the tangible differences in our lives that come from our own decisions, actions, & internal changes. Happy experimenting!! Leave a comment & let me know what you think.

For more personalized ideas to get you started – consider booking a Simple Strategy Assessment with me! More info under Work With Me.

Why You Shouldn’t Listen To Me

This might seem like a strange topic, coming from someone who provides guidance & advice for a living. But, it’s true – you shouldn’t listen to me… you should listen to YOU!! Don’t get me wrong, I really value the trust my clients show by implementing my advice, and I’d never work with someone who just straight up refused to listen to me. Still, the main goal of working with my clients is to help them hear themselves more clearly & follow their own internal guidance more confidently. This way, the trust & understanding they build within themselves can carry them through each challenge they face, no matter how complex. So… if my advice doesn’t feel good to you, please, don’t listen to it! Listen to yourself instead. Your collaboration with other people (including me!) will only get stronger this way. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!! See you next week.

Get More Done: Prioritizing When You’re Busy But Not Productive

 

Are there things youd like to accomplish in life, but you dont know where youll find the time?

Many people are busy all the time, without actually being productive at all. Its maddening and draining to spend valuable time and energy running in circles. Were busy scooping water out of a sinking boat that has holes in the bottom.

Perpetual busy-ness leaves us feeling scattered. When were feeling this way, we cant decide and act with clarity when opportunities arise – often because were running so fast we blew right by the opening.

When we dont clear time and space in our minds, our homes, and our calendars, leaving room for relaxation, reflection, introspection, and the unexpected, were blind to new opportunities, or we block them from entering our lives entirely. When we do this, were rejecting our ticket up to lifes next level.

Clearing time and space means saying noto things, when sometimes weve been saying yesfor awhile. The thought of re-arranging to clear space for the unseen can be daunting, to say the least.

The good news is, you dont need to take this on alone.

If youd like to be more productive and less busy, so you can comfortably rise to your lifes next level, here are three steps to get started:

 

  • Check your beliefs about success. What do you believe it’ll take to up-level? Are you afraid achieving more will require you to work longer and harder? This isn’t always true. As humans, we avoid pain, and we prefer the familiar. Thinking we’ll need to run ourselves ragged to get things accomplished can prevent us from ever starting in the first place. It IS possible to do-do-do less while achieving more. Believing it’s possible is an important first step.

 

 

  • Do what you want, not what you “should”. Start paying attention to the parts of your day that make you feel good, and the parts that don’t feel so good. Ask your body what it wants and needs from you, even if this feels a little silly at first, so it can become your best friend instead of your biggest stumbling block. Take time to dream about the things that inspire you, and the places you want to go. Imagine the things you want to achieve. Say “yes” to the things that feel good, that take you in your desirable direction, and let the rest go to make space for something new.

 

 

  • Get good support. Outsource. Find experts who love doing what you’re weakest at. When it makes sense, release control and let other people take responsibility. Would it take someone else 5 minutes to do something that takes you 5 hours? Are there agencies available to help you with things like family care or running errands? Hire a personal assistant, a personal trainer, a coach, or some type of unbiased, inspirational support to keep you accountable and help you see things clearly. Think about what support you’ll need from your loved ones to make changes in your schedule, and ask them for what you need. Ask for help, and be willing to receive it.

 

Above all else, know that focusing your energy towards your goals makes you smart and successful, not lazy or irresponsible, and accepting help is a strength not a weakness.

Taking these steps to be more productive and less busy will help you plug the holes in your boat, for smooth sailing all the way to the top.

Don’t forget to enjoy the view.

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Have You Enjoyed Your Conversations Lately?

This week I’m musing about enjoying our conversations. For many of us, our interactions with other people offer up some of the most difficult parts of our day. It doesn’t have to be this way. Our relationships with other people can be the most fulfilling parts of our lives, both personally and professionally. Collaborating helps us achieve more together than we ever could alone. We want communicating to feel easy, we want to achieve our goals, we want to feel more understood & respected by the people around us, and we want to excite others to work with us towards the things we care about. Doing what it takes to ENJOY the conversations we have can help us do these things. There’s always something to learn from each interaction, and there’s always SOMETHING you can enjoy. Start today. And please, leave a comment & let me know what you think! See you next week.

 

Walk – DON’T RUN!! – to Grow Your Business

This week’s Tuesday Musings are about walking instead of running in your life & in your business. When we’re rushing around to get things done quickly, we’re bound to drop some balls along the way. If you want to build consistency, it can really pay off to slow down your pace & enjoy the ride. We can actually get MORE done in less time that way, because we’re being mindful to do it RIGHT the first time, even if it takes a little longer. So… slow down and smell the roses!! When you’re in a hurry, go slow. This week, I encourage you to walk, not run, while you grow your life & business.

Leave a comment or email me – info@briannamcinerny.com! Would love to hear what you think, and help you put these musings to work for YOU as you build your life & your empire. See you next week.