Actions to become an innovative person

Actions to become an innovative person

Seek Opportunity

Actively seek out opportunity. Non-innovative people wait for opportunities to find them.

Be Constantly Curious

Be curious every day. Constantly look to discover the “why” or “how” behind things. Non-innovative don’t want to dig deeper.

Look Ahead

Embrace a future-oriented mindset. Look to what’s ahead. Don’t get stuck in the past.

Embrace Failure

Hug failure. It’s your friend.  Failure makes a great teacher and will lead you to something important. Failure is not an end point. It’s a beginning.

Seek Answers

You don’t have all the answers. Work to find them. Get input from others.  If you spend too much time trying to show “You’re right”, well, you’ll be wrong, a lot.

Practice Innovation Exercises

Schedule innovative exercises into your daily life. Strengthen your innovation muscles. Too many times i’ve seen a non-innovative person ignore their innovation muscles and get frustrated in the 3 p.m. brainstorm.

Learn Your Innovation Strengths

Learn your natural innovation strengths and unlock your everyday innovator. You’ll better understand how you innovate. Everyone innovates differently.  Learn to innovate your way.