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Thursday, January 29, 2009

1 Great Way to Be More Creative Each Day

I did a post late last summer about using Trait Transformation to revamp your personal brand.

Amazingly, it was almost a year into this blog before sharing this incredible technique that I use almost every day.

While you can use it formally (i.e., with a full grid and a listing of the attributes for your innovation topic), it’s easy to commit the “transformer” questions to memory and simply run through them at any time.

  • How could we do more of it?
  • How could we do less of it?
  • In what ways could we replace it?
  • Is there a way to turn it around?
  • Is there a way to remove it?
  • Are there ways to customize it?
  • Can it be standardized?
  • How could we simplify things?

When thinking, interacting, or working with others ask these transformer questions to generate a nearly endless supply of new possibilities!

4 comments:

Edris said...

Mike, Your email is always so informative and you offer actionable links that are always above the standard...thanks for spurring us on to grow moment by moment.
Edris Takeda

Mike Brown said...

Edris -

It's so good to hear from you!

Thank you so much for the kinds words. I'm glad you're finding value in the Brainzooming emails!

Please let me know if there are specific topics you'd like to see more of or any other comments you have.

Take care,

Mike

gregory said...

Great stuff Mike and now I won't be able to sleep!!!

Greg Stromberg
www.toobee.com

Mike Brown said...

Greg - Great to hear from you here on the blog (and Twitter). Please stop back often, and get some sleep!

Mike