Introducing creativity and innovation into your online business is one of the surest ways to achieve business success. To gain notoriety and attention online you need to have a unique business that stands out from the rest. A business like this involves a good deal of creative thinking. As much as being able to develop creative ideas is an asset sadly many lack the courage to actually implement their business ideas. Let’s look at some of the reason for these inhibitions and how we can best overcome them to tap into and utilize our creative thinking for greater business success.

Distractions

Distractions are a common nemesis that can easily suck away many hours of productivity if you’re not careful. Some times we may not even realize that activities we are involved in are cleverly disguised distractions.
What I mean here is that some of our ‘busy work’ is not activities that are actually bringing us closer to our ultimate goal. On the surface we may identify some of these actions as being required but how important are they really?

Focus on only those actions which will take you closer to your ultimate goal. To spend time on anything else is only to fall subject to needless distractions. Continually ask yourself “is this bringing me closer to what it is I seek?” “Is this the most important thing I currently need to be doing right now?”

This type of ‘busy work’ often times is attributed to our own procrastinating. Putting off those things in which we do not want to do for fear of difficulty, risk, ridicule or failure. Knowing we have a great idea that makes sense and is very original but fearing it may not work so we therefore subconsciously put off implementing it. We find other things to busy ourselves with which are really not all that important.

Analysis Paralysis

Getting ready to get ready is also another common stall tactic many use that again eats into our own productivity. Instead of ‘moving forward’ we find ourselves more focused on perfecting every little detail.
The roots of this type behavior can again be found in our inner fear of failure, ridicule, or risk. If we don’t move forward we therefore don’t fail, get criticized or risk anything.

Fear of Mistakes

Hey mistakes are going to be made, know that, accept that, embrace it and learn from it. Use your mistakes as a way to improve yourself one step at a time. Liberate yourself from the shackles of fearing to make a mistake, only then can you move forward

Strive to Accomplish and Not Accumulate

Don’t be afraid to give your business some meaning, give it some teeth, and add some spice to what it is you’re doing. Believe in what you’re doing and be motivated by what your business can contribute not what it can accumulate in terms of wealth.

When your sole goal is wealth your thinking tends to be more conservative and less innovative.

When you focus on what your business can contribute you’re more prone to thinking creatively and are more willing to take risks. Have your business stand for something other than just a way to make money. Allow the world to experience your creativity and ingenuity.

Take Action

Learn to turn dreams into reality by taking action. Dreams are great but they’re even better when you share them with others. This can only be done by taking action plain and simple. Live your life and don’t spend the time thinking what if?

A life without regrets is a full life.

The surest way to make your online business a success is to make it unique. Having a unique business will mean you must have the confidence to step away from the pack. The use of creativity and innovation when developing business ideas is a sure way to stand out from the crowd. In the end realize that your own creative ideas should be viewed more as an asset and not a risk when making many business decisions. Having this confidence will allow both you and your business to grow and flourish long into the future.

TJ Philpott is an author and Internet entrepreneur based out of North Carolina.

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