Momentum Podcast: 748
Reawaken Creativity And Problem Solving
by Alex Charfen
“As entrepreneurs we want everything done in one timeframe, “all at once and right away!“
Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now.
We are willing to work long hours, focus like crazy, and even give up doing other things to create the momentum we want.
This is the engine that drives our success and our lives.
But sometimes, when we push too long for too hard, we lose our edge and the very creativity that is creating momentum.
Here’s what I do when I want to reawaken my creativity and solve a problem.
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Full Audio Transcript
Well, let me take a step back. I have this belief about us as entrepreneurs, are you ready for this? I believe that every entrepreneur is actually an artist, that everyone is artistic. Every one of us is an artist. Art sometimes is our funnel are sometimes our product.
Our art is the way we lead our team, our art and the core values we put together, the art that we create in the world, the output that we create in the world. I believe every entrepreneur is an artist. I believe we go out and we create this this amazing artwork called the business, this amazing tapestry called a business. And so as artists, our creativity, our ability to problem solve, our ability to to see solutions that maybe other people don't see, that is what makes us successful as entrepreneurs. And here's the issue with our personality type.
I see creativity is one of those things that if you go head down and you push and you try to make it more and you try and do more and you try and like make something creative, it just doesn't work that way. You know, oftentimes, especially now now that I've a few years ago, I had the realization that every entrepreneur is an artist. So I talk to a lot of artists. I actually study artists and some friends of mine.
A friend of mine, Anthony Kolevar, actually sent me or told me to get the book The Artist's Way. And this one of the next ones I'm going to start on. And what I realized was that for us as entrepreneurs, here's a reality. We are the people who can focus for a long time that we can go head down and really make things happen. But here's what happens if we focus for too long, if we start losing our creativity, if we can't find that edge, if we we aren't creatively problem solving, we were tending to get stuck or tending to not move forward. Here's what I found.
Reawakening your creativity, reawakening your ability to solve problems is as easy as taking some time off. It really is that easy. It's as easy as instead of trying to force it, instead of trying to to make it happen no matter what, and instead of trying to to overclock yourself. If you want to reawaken creativity, if you want to problem solve like crazy, take some time off. And here's what I mean by this.
Again, this is this is a quick one today in the the micro. It means like just earlier today I'm writing the foreword for Jason Bradley's new book. Dr Jason Bradley's new book, Jason, is that he just wrote this book and I'm one of his patients. I'm a huge fan of what he does. I'm writing a forward. And earlier today I was like writing in between meetings and getting it done. I'm like, I'm going to get it done. And I'm writing and I'm writing. I just wasn't feeling right. So I stopped going to get up, go for a walk, think about Jason, take some time, put some spaciousness there. And you know what happens when we give ourselves time and space. Often creativity comes rushing in to fill that time and space. That's just not in the moment.
You know, if you found the you find that you've been frustrated or having some anxiety or you're not getting the results you want, maybe you need to take some global time off. Like maybe it's time to take a few days off. And if you feel like it's been a while since you've had the creativity you wanted, then maybe it's time to take even more time off to give yourself space. I know that one of the most frightening things for us as entrepreneurs is to give ourselves space, to take time off, to not have something to do, especially when we have something in mind that we want done. But when we're willing to detach and back off and, you know, take some time, I would prefer a time in nature. I would suggest time in nature.
What happens is by giving ourselves that time, we bring that creativity back in, we bring that momentum back in. And so if you find yourself not problem solving, if you find yourself not seeing around corners like you want to as an entrepreneur, if you can't really see what you're going to do next, if you're stuck on any individual thing you're doing, just remember it is getting up, taking a walk, taking some deep breaths, thinking about something else for a while. And almost always you will finally find the creativity come rushing back in because his entrepreneurial personality types, sometimes all we need is a little a little bit of a break to reactivate everything we need to get to where we want to go right now. Thanks for being here with me today.
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And I can't wait to read it. And thanks for being here with me today. And remember, if you need to reawaken or reactivate creativity in a Problem-Solving situation, get up and take a walk. If you feel like you have an Alex creativity in a while, take some time off and you will see it rush back in every entrepreneur as an artist. And let's get real. Every artist is an entrepreneur.
We have a ton in common and I look forward to hearing from you. So thanks for leaving a review in advance if you choose to do that. And thanks for being here with me today. If you feel like someone you know could use this, tag them or share this with them. Thank you.