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Finding Business Inspiration for Business Growth

Innovation and creativity in business Creative stimulus can occur in the strangest places.

A few years ago, I was visiting the Grand Canyon with my mother. In our conversation, we discussed the nursery school she runs back in my home town. We both came to an interesting revelation. To manage the safety and social behavior of a group of three-year-olds, she observes their behaviors, implements a program to modify or redirect the behaviors and then positively supports the redirected behavior until it becomes a learned skill.

Her programs have a very high success rate.

I was fortunate to have an engaging dialog with my mom in one of most beautiful environments on earth and I discovered an avenue for more research development. You see, the process she uses is very similar to small business coaching and advisory.

Who would have thought this interaction would have inspired an interest that could lead to great things? I am now undertaking further research to see if her programs could be useful and applied to small business owner behaviors and skills development. This just might be the big breakthrough I have been looking for.

Where do you get your creative stimulus? What positive impact has it had on your business?Ā 

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Steve Givens

May 6th, 2011 at 5:45 am

I find that I always have my best insights when I am relaxed or doing something mindless like exercise.

Neuroscience suggest that insights come to us when our brains are “quiet” and so it makes sense to me that insights and creative stimulus happen when I am not reacting to e-mails, telephone calls and requests from my team members.