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5 Simple tips to find inspiration

Updated: Dec 10, 2018

If you’re a business leader then you probably spend a lot of time inspiring the people in your team. Whether you’re sharing your wisdom or helping them to find their creative spark, to do this well, you first need to be motivated, right?

Research shows that being inspired awakens us to new possibilities, which is vital in business; people who are mentally stimulated are creative, they are more likely to accomplish their goals, and have increased well-being. So, if you’re in need of some motivation here, are five pointers.

1. Turn to others for inspiration

Who inspires you? Elon Musk, Beyoncé Knowles, Jeff Bezos, and Oprah Winfrey – they’re just some of the great business leaders and celebs who have inspired us. Looking to other successful people who have accomplished similar goals to yours can help you achieve your vision and it takes little effort – just hop onto social media to read their valuable advice or learnings.

2. Go for a walk

The next time you hold a meeting perhaps consider bringing your walking shoes! Mark Zuckerberg and Arianna Huffington both hold business meetings while walking. Why? Not only is it great exercise, going for a stroll has been shown to stimulate original thinking.

3. Be mindful

Mindfulness is gaining huge popularity in the business world because of the immense benefits it can bring when practised daily. From the way you handle stress to boosting creativity and productivity, being mindful can give you that little motivational push.

4. Professional networking

Talking to other like-minded people in a social environment or online can really spark your imagination. Our Learning and Development Manager Greig Ward is an expert on networking and says: “The beauty of professional networking is it’s an opportunity to expand your horizons, share ideas or exchange information – you just never know where the conversations may lead you.”

5. Set new goals that inspire you

Establishing your short-term or long-term goals can really kickstart your motivation! So, what are you waiting for? Start by writing down your aspirations and create a plan on how you’re going to achieve them, then go, go, go!

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