Sheila Heen - How to get unstuck.

tips from podcast guests Jul 30, 2021

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

[Scott] What's one tip or piece of advice that you would leave our listeners with today that would help them fly higher in an endeavor where they seek to make a difference?

[Sheila] Boy, it's a great question.

I think that maybe what helps me is to at least once a day step back from my to-do list to think "Alright what is actually the most important thing I should think about today?" And it may be something I've been dwelling on for a long time from a task perspective like I don't know how to attack this task.

But maybe the reason I'm stuck is that there's something I'm not getting about what they need from me or what might help. So that I'm actually trying to set aside the urgency of the tasks to reflect on my own stuckness.

Or they're just like "What is it that they're hoping for here?" And why is it that I'm not sure what to offer? So it's just rethinking something sort of backing up from it. And if I do that once a day when I notice I'm stuck on something, that's the only thing that tends to get me unstuck.

And that's often a creative process. Because my usual approaches are not helping either me or them.

[Scott] Yeah, I love it.

Sheila just shared insights about pausing, zooming out, and prioritizing your next step into the difference you seek to make. How can you employ this tip in your endeavor today?

Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose.

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