Sometimes, it’s difficult to think of new ideas. While recycling the same old templates or ideas work, it could get rather uncomfortable and boring. It’s normal to have an art block or a writer’s block and I personally get one all the time. How do I get past it? Here’s a few tips I learned about how to brainstorm ideas.
*Contributed by Brenda Berg.
Growth mindset is a belief that your skills and qualities can be improved and changed for the better. It means that you are keeping your mind open to new things and possibilities. Fixed mindset, on the other hand, is holding you back – it means that you are not open-minded and not available for change and improvement.
People can have a growth mindset in some situations but fixed one in some. This is not necessarily wrong, but if you recognize a fixed mindset in some part of your life, you should change it.
Growth mindset is something that you can implement in your everyday life simply by learning certain habits and working on making them a permanent thing in your life.
Here are some of the habits that you should consider:
Problems, emergencies, and inconveniences. There’s no escaping them. The only thing we can do is prepare what we can, and when they do happen we must try to find the best things we can do in those situations.
It was around 10pm and I was live streaming digital art on Twitch.tv. I was busy coloring my new comic and talking to my new online viewers when, all of a sudden, the power went out. There was yet another power outage in our area. I wasn’t able to properly end my stream and say goodbye to my viewers, and I still haven’t started writing the article for this week (this one). I had a lot of work to do, and there was no way for me to do them.
Random problems like that happen all the time. There’s a power outage, the bus we’re riding is stuck in traffic, our internet and phone lines broke, or something else. There are also times when our income or salary gets delayed, or times when our car breaks down right before a very important client meeting at work.
What do we do when we face a problem or setback that’s stopping us from doing what we need to do?
There’s only one REAL way to know if you know how to do something, and that’s if you’ve actually use that skill and you’ve done it consistently well. Some people think that just because they’ve read a dozen blog articles or watched a dozen training videos on YouTube, they become “experts” at something (like YouTube “martial arts experts” on internet forums). That’s not always the case as nothing beats actual experience.
Are there skills that you really want to learn, like business, investing, writing, graphic design, engineering, or something else? After learning from qualified experts, here are some tips to make sure that you really learn how to do it.