CREATIVITY IN BUSINESS
In 1986, over 30 years ago, Michael Ray and Rochelle Myers wrote a book, Creativity in Business. I picked up the book again last week and found that it is really up to date in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following are a few ideas that made sense to me and that, I feel, every small business owner should consider.
- “The highest art form is really business. It is an extremely creative form, and can be more creative than all the things we classically think of as creative. In business, the tools with which you’re working are dynamic: capital and people and markets and ideas. (These tools) all have lives of their own. So to take those things and to work with them and reorganize them in new and different ways turns out to be a very creative process.”
- “In business you don’t have to move physical mountains, but you can accomplish amazing feats by simply believing in your ability to do what is yours to do the job you see in front of you.”
- “Ideas flow easily but too often hit a snag – the negative thoughts we call fear, judgment and the chattering of the mind. What’s worse, you get many ideas every day that never come into your conscious awareness, because your own judgement so quickly and almost automatically knock then down and out.”
I selected these three statements because they convey a message of hope and that if we can overcome our own doubts there is no limit to our potential.
Good ideas as to how we can best grow our business in our current environment can come from within, from our mentors, from books or from a variety of other sources. The key to success is called implementation. That requires overcoming, what I consider to be, the biggest roadblock to success and that is doing the hard work required make something happen.
The belief that we have in ourselves and in our ability should not be jeopardized by the thought and failures of others.
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