In order to be creative, we need to be in a state of positive mind. The more positive we are, the more easier ideas will flow so we can use them to solve our challenges.
One of the ways to have a positive mindset is to have a habit of complimenting others and make them look good; and do it sincerely, of course!
This is because, when we offer someone a compliment (or help, or donation etc), we will have this nice and positive sense of accomplishment.
In my creativity workshop, I will have this segment where every delegate is required to choose a partner, then write a letter to compliment or commend each other. After writing their "love letters", and upon receiving the cue, the delegates will move to their partners, exchange the letters and start reading them.
Each time when this exercise is done, the outcome is phenomenal. The whole room starts to fill with positive vibes; seeing smiles and laughters. When it's the delegates' turn to share in class on their experiences receiving such letters, some of them really cried; because they have never received such honest and encouraging words from someone else before. The positive words made their day.
At this juncture, when we are in a positive and jovial mood, is a good time to brainstorm for ideas. Ideas will just keep flowing.
So, when was the last time have you received a bunch of emails, or letters, that consists of
compliments from someone?
If you have, congratulations! If you haven’t, try writing or sending someone a letter of compliment instead. This positive vibe that you exude, will come back to you (Law of Reciprocity); and most of the time, when you least expect it.
Towards your continued success,
Business Creativity & Speaking Strategist
Author of 3 books, including "The Stage Fright Antidote"
Founder, The Speaking Factory Pte Ltd
Tel: (65) 6100 2306
Hazriq Idrus is Asia's Trusted Business Creativity and Speaking Strategist. He founded The Speaking Factory Pte Ltd with a mission to empower corporate professionals maximise their potentials and performance at the workplace. Hazriq is also the author of The Stage Fright Antidote and co-authored two other books.
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