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Let's talk about how to come up with new ideas

Both in quantity and quality

I'm going to get philosophical and practical in this one.

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Our modern world is a paradox

There's never been a better time to create

But, there's also never been an easier time to consume
We are over-sexualized

But under-fucked.

Well fed

but undernourished.

Over connected

but lacking REAL connection.

We live the longest lives, but the shortest "PRESENT"s.
Our minds are stretched 3 miles wide and a inch deep

We have all the outward trappings, but none of the inner

GO DEEP
Your ideas are shit because you consume junk

Be conscious of what you consume

Fill your mind with wealth.

Good inputs lead to good outputs.
If you respect yourself, respect your mind and your body

What you put into your brain and body consciously or subconsciously will manifest itself in your life.
We live in an age of skilled consumers

But, who are adult children
In order to clear our minds we need to consciously give our minds a break

Some are obvious:

Take a shower

Go for a walk

Be in nature

Meditate

Exercise

Learn to be with yourself

This will improve the quality of your thoughts and ideas

As a bonus you will be happier
Stop trying to keep your mind busy at all moments

It is mental masturbation
Let's come down a level.

Think of your own problems

Solving your own problem or scratching your own itch is how many multi-billion dollar businesses have been created.

What are things that you deal with that frustrate you or waste your time unneccesarily

Write those down.
Talk to the people you are looking to serve

If it's a business helping real estate agents

Talk to real estate agents

Talk to their customers

Gain their perspective

Understand their problems, their challenges
It's sometimes it's much harder to come up with solutions to your own problems

And much easier to see the problems of others

Therefore it could be easier to come up with solutions
Now let's talk about quantity:

Before his crypto-fame @jaltucher talked alot about being an ideas machine

He suggests carrying a note pad, he carries a waiters note pad. I personally have a moleskin ;)

And jot down as many ideas as possible throughout the day
He says being creative is a muscle. I agree

If you think "I'm not creative" it's because the muscle has atrophied.

Think of how creative every child is.

You were born to be creative.

Do this everyday and the quality and quantity of your ideas will improve.
The essence of being human is to create.

We are created in the image of God and the godliest act is the act of creation.
You lack creativity because the modern world has spoiled you.

You haven't had to be resourceful.

You haven't truly struggled.

The modern world is too easy

You need to purposefully make it harder.
Which leads to my next idea.

Experience new things.

Go and do the things you have always have wanted to try but never had the courage.

Take a risk to be a beginner again

And look at the world again with new ideas.
Don't allow yourself to over indulge in garbage.

Live simply.

Delay gratification

Learn self-discipline

When your own mind and world is ordered through self-discipline

The whole world becomes clearer

You begin to recognize patterns

The entire world becomes a beautiful canvas
The world is a sexpot of ideas

Dip in and pour out your own version.

The best artists steal.
Another idea from James and also a great exercise.

Make a list of 10 people you would love to work with.

Think 10 ideas that you could share with them to help them grow their business.

This is how I met @jaltucher and @ReggieMiddleton 5 years ago.
My ideas were crap, but they met me anyway. :)

I love this idea because we should do more of it.

The world would be a better place.

We spend all of our lives thinking about our own problems, not realizing that the person across from us is suffering as well.
That's all for now.

This is the first part of a 4 part series of tweet storms:

How to get ideas

How to prioritize ideas

How to develop ideas

How to make your ideas a reality

If you want to hear now, then hit that follow! ✌️
Forgot one, maybe the most important way to come up with good ideas.

Have fun. :)

You will come up with better ideas and enjoy yourself
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