June 20, 2024

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The secret to being a superhero is to create hundreds of generative ideas. You will give your brain several challenges and puzzles every day. Your goal will be to create at least 20 ideas every day, so that you can practice your creative muscles on a daily basis.
In this article, you receive 10 different prompts so that you can create 200 ideas in total. For each prompt, I will provide my own list of ideas as well, so that you will be inspired to create your own list of ideas instantly. Are you ready? Let us start.
Your goal in this prompt is to come up with 20 different ideas to improve your health and well-being. Try to come up with specific tiny actions you can implement right away, rather than big and broad goals.
Make your list specific and applicable. Do not just write ‘Drink more water.’ Instead, specify how you will do this. Will you carry a water bottle with you at all times, for example?
Here is how I did this exercise — feel free to borrow ideas from this list:
Your goal in this prompt is to come up with 20 different ideas to increase fun, play, and joy in your life. Try to come up with clear actions you can implement right away, rather than big and broad goals.
Make your list specific and applicable. Do not just write ‘Watch movies’. Instead, specify a few titles of the movies you will be watching.
Below is how I did this exercise:
Your goal in this prompt is to come up with 20 different ideas to create value, capture value, and sell. Make a list of all the things you can sell. Unused items? Old books in your house? Digital products? Consultancy? Your expertise? Your time/services?
Your brain works much better when you give it a specific challenge or puzzle to solve. So, this is your puzzle: Think of 20 things you can sell.
Consider as many options as you can: Teaching, online work options, entrepreneurial pursuits, Airbnb, Uber, Patreon, etc.
Here is how I did this exercise — feel free to borrow ideas from this list:
Your goal in this prompt is to come up with 20 different ideas to increase your weekly income. You will try to make £200 every week over the course of the next 20 weeks. Try to come up with clear actions you can implement right away, rather than big and broad goals.
For example, here is how I did this exercise:
Your goal in this prompt is to come up with 20 different ideas and titles for 20 articles you will write for Medium. Which topics are you passionate about or interested in? Make a list of all potential topics you want to explore and write about. Create potential titles for these articles.
Here is how I did this exercise — please see various titles:
Your goal in this prompt is to come up with 20 different videos you will create in the next several weeks. Try to come up with clear video titles you can implement right away, rather than listing potential topics broadly.
For example, here is how I did this exercise — see some potential video titles or ideas:
Your goal in this prompt is to come up with 20 different career projects that will accelerate you and provide you with momentum, flow, and joy. What are some of the projects that will excite you the most? Make a list of all potential career projects you want to create. Create exciting titles for these projects.
Here is how I did this exercise — see my project ideas below:
Your goal in this prompt is to come up with 20 problems you would like to address and solve. Consider how you will solve these problems. You can create value through new business ideas, products, services, solutions, models, or inventions.
For example, here is how I did this exercise:
Your goal in this prompt is to list all the threats, stress factors, fears, anxieties, and worries ahead of you. What are some of the things that worry you? What are some of the stress factors? What keeps you awake at night? Please make a list of all of them.
Here is how I did this exercise:
Your goal in this prompt is to list all the opportunities ahead of you. What are some of the future possibilities or scenarios that excite you? These might be related to business, investment, career, or personal life. Please make a list of them.
Here is how I did this exercise:
It is your turn now. Do the exercises now — it will be very rewarding for you. You can create 200 ideas in about 1.5 hours. Write down all your ideas. As a result of this exercise, you will have 200 ideas under your creative belt. As a result, you will practice generative thinking and strengthen your creative muscles. You will feel like a superhero!
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