50 First Steps to a Breakthrough


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Did you know that anxiety is an expression of creativity? Why not get creative today?

1. Smile–your brain needs more endorphins and serotonin
2. Reorganize your kitchen drawers
3. Paint something. Anything. With anything
4. Show a waiter or waitress they’re special
5. Read a favorite book to a child, upside down
6. Attend a wedding and toast the couple with a poem
7. Send a Christmas card to someone for their birthday
8. Carve something from a potato, then eat it

9. Make up a song with nonsense lyrics
10. Be thankful about something ordinary
11. Reframe an annoying sound as a call to action
12. Make a great breakfast for someone you love
13. Read the Heart Sutra while breathing deeply
14. Find two dissimilar things that have something in common
15. Record your first thought in the morning
16. Enjoy a casino with just $5
17. Write down a homeless person’s favorite story

18. Sing in the garage with your kids
19. Buy the first little thing you see in a store
20. Find something you like about someone you hate
21. Attach a picture to your ceiling
22. Convince an older person to do something silly
23. Write a sonnet about spare parts or produce
24. Pray for an acquaintance in need
25. Buy macaroni and cheese at an Asian supermarket
26. Write a speech about something you’ve just learned

27. Balance a coin on its edge and watch it for a moment
28. Open a branch office overseas just for fun
29. Transform your business lunch into a special event
30. Leave the computer off for a full day
31. Walk across a dark room without stumbling
32. Take a nap at night
33. Transform a hurtful comment into a compliment
34. Eat popcorn while smiling
35. Create an alcoholic snow cone

36. Listen to a type of music you never much cared for
37. Recall everything you ate yesterday
38. Share the story of your biggest mistake
39. Interview a child and post the video
40. Buy medicine for someone who’s sick
41. Put lemon in your coffee rather than milk and sugar
42. Give an acquaintance your favorite book
43. Thank your Mom until she believes you

44. Turn a picture into a short story
45. Let your dog take you for a walk
46. Massage the bridge of your nose for two minutes
47. Give someone you love a foot massage
48. Choose a cloud and make it your landmark
49. Tell people thank you until you begin to feel happy
50. Catch me if you can!

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Carey Giudici
Betterwords for Business
Carey has a unique, high-energy approach to help small business owners, entrepreneurs and in-transition professionals make their Brand and content achieve superior results in the social media. He calls it "Ka-Ching Coaching" because the bottom line is always . . . your bottom line. He has developed marketing and training material for a Fortune 5 international corporation, a large public utility, the Embassy of Japan, the University of Washington, and many small businesses and entrepreneurs.


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