I’m at a coffee shop right now, and it’s amazing. I love it. Live jazz music, a tasty coffee, a pastry, a comfy couch to sit on, and my laptop. As a writer, I think this is the most inspiring atmosphere that exists. I love jazz, coffee, pastries, couches, and laptops. They have free WiFi as well. Right now, life’s good.
Back home, when I was still in high school, I would be on the internet while doing homework, especially when I was writing papers for my english and my history classes. Whenever my dad or my mom walked in, they would say something like, “get off the internet and focus on homework!” I would say “I get inspired by watching YouTube videos! They help me write better!” My parents always thought it was an absurd thing to say, but depending on what kind of videos I watch, or the music I listen to while doing homework, I get the work done faster and better.
I get my inspiration from interesting conversations, intelligent music, and creative atmospheres (like coffee shops, art galleries, or even outside in the middle of nature). It just does something to your brain. It jumpstarts that creative mind of yours. Once you have that going, you can be extremely creative, in fact, so much so, that when you present your idea to your friends, they’ll think you’re crazy.
As a writer and blogger I need to be able to come up with new ideas all the time, so I open myself up to the creative world: I hang out with entrepreneurs, I listen to good music (not Lady Gaga), and I try to think of things to do that are unique or rare. I have developed some of my own business ideas for the future, usually things that would revolutionise a specific area of life, for example nutrition or electricity.
Where do you get your inspiration from? Comment below. Who knows, maybe your comment will inspire me to write about something really awesome.
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