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start reading whatever you get..., it will help you stimulate thoughts that you want to work over subconsciously... reading books like Sherlock Homes, The Bourne Identity, had help me be observant..., Mario Puzzo books had help me understand how the world works, and respect myself "Everything is personal" as he points out... Harry potter can jump start you ...


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Having a schedule can limit your ability to take spontaneous actions or respond to unexpected situations. My first advice is 'Do not plan a tight schedule'. Keep it open and keep yourself mentally free. I have tried following schedules and I know from experience that maintaing the schedule itself becomes a task of it's own. Moreover, if you don't follow the ...


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If the issue is that the projects just seem so overwhelming and you do not know where to start, which project to select, or how to manage the creative work, then -- in what might be regarded as a shameless act of self-promotion (yup, but also as an answer to the question) -- I would recommend a book called "Organizing Creativity" that I have just finished ...


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Since the limits of dreams are non existing you could try to dream about using an existing problem-solving techique in your dream. Some problem-solving techniques: Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) Appreciative Inquiry The Simplex Process The Straw Man Concept


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For me, it's always been discipline and variety. I work in IT and have a degree in Fine Arts. I make films, make interactive sculptures, and write. Staying creative while having to keep a work and family schedule can be quite challenging. This is a problem I encountered when I was freelancing (too busy to so something creative) as well as when I'm following ...


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Try Personal Kanban. Setup a board with sticky notes representing your tasks. Whenever you come up with new things that should be done (and this is the part that allows for spontaneous creativity), add a note to your backlog "to do" column. Then perform the tasks whenever you find the time. Don't schedule them. In Kanban, the number of tasks in progress ...


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I follow the routine in week days. For weekend, I have only one routine that I have to give time to my family, myself and my hobbies. In week days, I have decided to read creative blog, DIY news at least once in a day and max for 30-40 mins. It keeps my mind update with latest in the world.


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The primary reason Google gets a lot of press for being a creative company (and I believe it is), is because of their "20% time." Basically, in theory, 20% of an employee's workday is allowed to go to anything that they want that interests them and may move the company forward. During that time, they do not have to work on projects they were assigned ...


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It's likely that Googlers can find a job they like. It's a big company. Let's say that you despise technical editing. Some people will gladly dig into a manual, set of online instructions, etc., and make the text clear and well-written. Although it's possible that every Googler writes as well as the prose suggests on google.com, I suspect they have a ...


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I haven't worked at Google, but in every company there are positions that are more or less "creative", and even in highly creative positions, there are still tasks which will not tax your creativity. Google may be better at having more creative tasks, and may be more open to creative solutions than other companies, but to expect every task of every position ...



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