How do you get your best ideas?

September 01, 2020

How do you get your best ideas? Do you have a process for unlocking the creative side of your brain?

For me, it’s a combination of space to think + inspiration.

Here are some things I do to come up with new ideas:

To create space to think

  1. Meditate
  2. Go for a walk
  3. Get a massage
  4. Have 8 hours sleep
  5. Clear your schedule
  6. Take a holiday
  7. Treat yourself
  8. Mindmap at a cafe (on paper)
  9. Don’t drink

For inspiration

  1. Listen to podcasts
  2. Surround yourself with active people
  3. Read Kindle books
  4. Listen to Audible books
  5. Attend a webinar
  6. Exercise hard
  7. Read autobiographies
  8. Take courses

What about you? What’s your approach?

Alex Cleanthous

Director of Strategy + Innovation | Co-Founder at Webprofits

I co-founded Webprofits in 2006 with the belief that there's always a smarter and better way to do things. We're now a digital growth consultancy with offices in Australia, Singapore, and the United States. I'm passionate about personal and professional growth, and I like to surround myself with people who are as well. I have substantial private board experience, and have successfully launched an IPO.

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