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Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places

April 15, 2015

Creativity doesn’t come easily. Consider these four sources of inspiration that you might have overlooked.

> Cuisine. Step outside of your comfort zone to try different cultural fares or restaurants that invite new perspectives—even if that means sitting on the floor or eating with your hands.

> Surroundings. Think local. The seamless processes found just outside your door can serve as a starting point for repositioning a problem or idea.

> Competitors. Of course your product or solution will be different, but doing competitor research can often inspire new ideas or directions. How can you build on or improve what already exists?

> In a book. Turn the pages, scroll through your Kindle, or bookmark a source. Fuel your creativity and get inspired. Through absorbing information and conducting relevant research, you may be inspired to rethink your issue or problem.