14 Jan Start Creating More Than You Consume: Here’s How
If there’s one thing that will help you to advance your professional life, whether you’re a business owner or you have a career, it’s create more than you consume. Making sure your create more than you consume can be tough, as people can get stuck in a cycle of consuming information in an attempt to learn as much as possible and gain confidence. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with consuming to learn and get better, you’re only going to get stuck if you don’t create something. It’s a bold statement, isn’t it? After all, you can’t deny that there are plenty of quality pages to look at. Blogs, vlogs, Pinterest, Instagram – it’s easy to get stuck.
Here are a few ways you can begin creating more than you consume:
Create Something Different
If you’re tired of the rubbish you see online, set out to create something completely difference. Know that you could put a unique spin on it or shine a new light on it, whatever it may be. Creating a specific plan to improve things is going to be better than complaining about the content that’s already out there. Do something about it!
Stop Worrying About Not Being Good Enough
You have to let go of the fear of creating something embarrassing if you’re going to get out of your comfort zone and learn. Whoever you are, whatever you’re doing, a certain number of the things you make will be very bad. Better to get them out of the way now so you can learn and get on with creating better things later!
Carve Out Time To Create
Make sure you carve out the time to create. Work it into your schedule and make it non negotiable. Don’t expect to just find the time to create – it won’t happen. You have to plan for it, like you would with any important task or chore.
Clean Up And Reorganize
By cleaning up and reorganizing your desk or work station, you can clear your head, feel less overwhelmed, and come up with more ideas. It always feels good to have a clear out.
Keep Ideas Somewhere Safe
No matter what you think of the ideas you’re coming up with, keep them somewhere safe. Carry a notebook with you or write them in the notes in your phone. You might come up with a business idea that requires storage Tuffa Tanks and other equipment – write it down. Even if it’s not a fully formed idea and just a whisper of something that could be great, keep it somewhere. You never know when it might come in handy.
Create An Action Plan For Success
You don’t always need a plan – sometimes your vision is so clear and the momentum so great that you get to where you want to be without one. However, for the most part, an idea without a plan is just a dream. For example, if you want to create a successful YouTube channel, come up with a plan. How often will you post videos? What will they be based on? How will you market your channel?
Wake Up Earlier
The key to getting more done can be getting up earlier. It might seem silly, but the most successful people tend to get up at 5am! Take your time and re-adjust your sleep schedule slowly to get up earlier.
Get Wise To Your Excuses
Everybody has excuses that they make so that they feel better about not doing what they really want to do. For example, some people will say they aren’t smart enough, or rich enough, or that they don’t have enough time. All of these things are excuses. Be mindful of what you’re telling yourself so you can blow your excuses to pieces.
Have Time Alone
Solitude breeds creativity, so make sure you have time alone. Don’t always plan things with others. It can be nice to stay in touch with people that matter, of course, but sometimes time alone is all you need to come up with ideas and get something done. Other people can be a distraction from what you’re really supposed to be doing.
Join A Challenge
There might be a challenge out there that can help you. If you want to write a book, NanoWrimo is a challenge for people who write every day in November to get out their first draft. Try it – you’ll be surprised at how much you can get done!
Become The Master Of Your Time
Make sure you know where your time is going, and ensure you’re using it wisely. Time is one of the most valuable things we have. We can’t buy it, and we can’t get it back once it’s gone. Remember that. Many workers admit to spending at least 30 minutes, some up to 5 hours on social media every day! Apps and gadgets like timeular can help you to figure out where your time is really going.
All you have to do is build good habits. Get into the habit of writing. Get into the habit of coming up with three new ideas before breakfast. These little habits really help!
Make sure you know yourself so you are able to schedule low energy and higher energy tasks. You’ll get more done this way, rather than trying to fight or control how you really feel. Some people are more morning people (hency why getting up at 5am works so well), and others are true night owls, getting their best work done in the evening.
Anybody can achieve anything if they are just consistent while keeping the end result in mind. Consistency is key, whether you want a successful vlog, a famous Instagram page, a well-written book, or something else. Just keep working towards what you want, learning, and getting better. It will pay off.
Do you have any tips for our readers – how do you think they should start creating more than they consume? Leave a comment!