On day 322 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I spent some time brainstorming.
Creative brainstorming is a core component of behavior change, and as a coach, much of what I do involves helping my clients consider new possibilities for solving problems.
Because I’m on the outside of their problems and challenges, I can see them more objectively. There’s less emotion, less fear, less uncertainty – and that means there’s more room for creativity.
My self-care practice yesterday involved visiting a mastermind group of local coaches who share a common interest in helping people reach their personal goals.
Those ladies were absolutely my kind of people – they are futuristic, passionate, positive, solution-oriented coaches who understand the value of goals-setting and taking action to make those goals a reality. They also understand that manifesting our dreams is a process, not a one-and-done task.
There wasn’t a lot of structure to the group itself, which I kind of liked because it left a lot of room for creativity and flow. We each had a turn to introduce a topic for discussion, something that we needed input on, or something that was causing us to lose momentum.
Brainstorming is a great way to explore new paths that we may not have known existed.
That’s what I love about mastermind groups like this one. They are inspiring and energizing, and it’s nearly impossible to not leave feeling motivated to try something new. Experiments are part of the learning process, after all.
Where do you do your best brainstorming? Alone in a quiet place? Taking a walk? Asking others to provide input?