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Trying to come up with ideas, but stuck?

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9:30 AM | 18 November 2016
by Rutuja Gandhi
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Even geniuses face mental blocks, and this can be frustrating. Rutaja Gandhi explores some of things that might be stopping you from coming up with killer ideas.

Whether we know it or not, everyone is a creative individual. Doctors will have their own creative approach to an idea, as opposed to a lawyer, but this will still be as constructive an approach as one of a designer themselves. Do not be afraid to ask for opinions, because they are the best feedback as you may not have thought of something that the person across the room has.

When going through innovative processes, one can face severe mental blocks. These mental blocks kill ideas that could otherwise be improved and perhaps made into successful business, strategies, campaigns, you name it. Mental blocks can be classified into five categories: Cultural blocks:

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