“Dont think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity…”– Ray Bradbury
Being creative in your business and differentiating your winery, vineyard, product or service from others, is not only important these days it’s vital.
Fortunately, the wine industry is full of creative people and YOU are one of them. The problem is finding the time to be creative, to see things slightly differently, to give ourselves time to dream. If, as Ray Bradbury said, “…Thinking is the enemy of creativity,” then in my opinion, dreaming is creativity’s best friend.
If we allow ourselves a little time to dream, time for concepts to wander around in our heads without confinement or restrictions, we can become more creative. And it’s not only about new ideas, sometimes slightly tweaking an existing product or concept creates a product, program or event that is uniquely different.
So with a tip of the glass from me to you, lets get creative! Here are a couple of ideas to get those creative juices flowing:
- Take 15 minutes of undisturbed time (sit it your car if you have to) to allow your mind to wander.
- Soar up to the 10,000 foot level and see the big picture. What is it that you might have missed because you are too close?
- Don’t stop at the first idea, keep going until you have three or four.
You can find more information on getting your creativity flowing in the Wine Industry Network’s Resource Center.
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