Updated: Jul 26, 2020
Thinking outside of the box requires developing the art of asking the right questions. It also requires documenting our responses and asking others these questions about our plans and where they see it going and changing over time.
Become a visionary and surround yourself with other visionaries. Taking the time to reflect and let ideas simmer is crucial. Making connections between what you are passionate about and what the needs are in the industry of your choice is a helpful way to meet people where they are. Listen, pay attention, and ask for guidance.
Ask yourself these questions:
What is the problem you are wanting to solve?
What is the need you are trying to fulfill?
What do you have to offer?
What is the value you are bringing to the table?
What does the future look like in your industry?
How will the needs change?
How can you offer something that doesn't exist?
If you were to create a "life app" what would it do?
I also like to use the formula of "Me-You-Us." To explain, set out a plan: This is what I am doing-What do you think about what I am doing? - How can I do a better job to help "us"? Thinking outside of the box is the work of building a collective brain. If you want to think outside of the box, you will need to get outside of yours.