Improve Your Career With Creative Thinking

Published: March 20, 2012
By: Faye Hollands

Doing the same thing over and over again, despite getting below average results, is a waste of time.  We’ve all heard the definition of insanity, yet many people drive themselves mad every day playing out this frustrating cycle instead of investing time considering what other options exist.  If you’ve been stuck in a rut, working your butt off and getting nowhere, it’s time to start thinking a little more creatively to change the error of your ways…

Different Thoughts, Different Results

I’m sure we all know someone who seems to be constantly dieting, but never losing weight.  Or the perpetual job hunter who is always trying to find the next best career move but never seems to go anywhere.

Whatever you’re aiming to achieve right now it’s important to demonstrate behavioral flexibility if you’re not getting closer to achieving the things that you’re striving for.

Of course, give your strategy some time and tweaking, but relying on the same old plan of attack when there’s no sign of a return is just plain daft!

By thinking more creatively, asking some simple questions and taking the time to answer them you will give yourself the scope to think differently, instead of just doing what you’ve always done.  And the golden nugget here is that when you think differently, you get different results.

Take a moment to work through these questions and write your answers down: –

  1. List one of your key goals that you’re struggling to achieve
  2. What actions have you been taking that are NOT working?
  3. Why aren’t they working?
  4. What advice do you think a specialist in this area would give you?
  5. What actions could you take instead?

By working through these questions you will create new neurological pathways, which is coach-jargon for new thoughts and ideas.  Those ideas might not be your saving-grace, BUT they will get you to think differently about your situation and importantly, DO something differently.  That change may be just what the goal-doctor ordered to help you escape a frustrating rut and get closer to achieving your goals.

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Written by Faye Hollands – Director at Outshine Consulting and Busy Working Mumma. Faye is an accomplished Career Coach, Small Business Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success.

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You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

Faye Hollands

About Faye Hollands

Faye is an accomplished Career Coach, Small Business Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success. To receive weekly articles to improve your career, business and time management skills click here or book your Free Focus Session here.

You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

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2 Responses to Improve Your Career With Creative Thinking

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  2. Faye,
    This article is a great ‘how to’ on thinking creatively. Plus, using that creativity to achieve results. I liked question #4: What advice would a specialist in this field give you? It indirectly gets at the idea of what one should do to achieve results.
    I look forward to learning more about your work!
    Nupur

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