Guides, Articles, and News from

​​From Stuck to Unstoppable: The Power of Collaborating on Ideas

Do you ever feel like you're not good at coming up with ideas? Maybe you think all of your ideas are bad, or you're just not creative enough. If that's the case, I have some good news for you - you're not alone! Many people feel this way.

But here's the thing - sometimes, the problem isn't that you're not creative enough, but that you're too hard on yourself. When we judge our own ideas too harshly, we can become stuck and unable to come up with anything new or original. So, what can we do to get unstuck and start generating better ideas? One solution is to ask for help.

Asking for others' input can be incredibly valuable when you're trying to come up with ideas. Here are a few reasons why:

1. Fresh Perspective

When we're stuck in our own heads, it can be hard to see things from a different angle. But when we talk to others, they can bring a fresh perspective that we might not have considered before. For example, let's say you're trying to come up with an idea for a school project. You might be so focused on what you think the teacher wants that you're not considering other possibilities. But if you ask a friend for their input, they might suggest an idea that you never thought of before, opening up new avenues for creativity and innovation.

2. Brainstorming
Brainstorming with others can be a great way to generate a wide range of ideas quickly. When you're working with a group, you can bounce ideas off each other, build on each other's ideas, and come up with something that none of you would have thought of individually. Plus, the pressure to come up with the "perfect" idea is lessened, since you're all working together towards a common goal.

3. Support and Encourage
Sometimes, all we need is a little encouragement to get creative. When we share our ideas with others, they can provide the support and validation we need to keep going. They might point out strengths in our ideas that we didn't see before, or help us refine our ideas to make them even better.

So in times where you're feeling stuck or don’t think your ideas are good enough, don't be afraid to ask for help. Whether it's from friends, family, or colleagues, their input and support can help you break out of your creative rut and come up with something truly original and innovative. And when you have come up with some ideas, it's by prioritizing your ideas and taking action on them, that you can achieve your goals and make a real impact.

But if you need other solutions to come up with ideas, we listed a few more for you:

  • Set the stage for a productive brainstorming session
    When you're collaborating on ideas with others, it's important to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable sharing their thoughts. Make sure everyone has a chance to speak and that no one dominates the conversation. It can also be helpful to set a time limit for the brainstorming session and encourage everyone to come prepared with a few ideas to get the ball rolling.

  • Embrace different perspectives and ideas
    It's important to remember that everyone approaches problems differently and has unique experiences that shape their perspective. When collaborating on creative ideas, be open to different viewpoints and don't dismiss ideas that may seem unconventional at first. You never know when an off-the-wall idea might spark a truly innovative solution.

  • Use collaboration tools
    If you're collaborating with people who aren't in the same physical location as you, there are a number of online collaboration tools you can use to brainstorm ideas together. Platforms like Slack, Trello, Miro and of course Hives is great for sharing ideas, organizing them, and refining them collaboratively.

  • Experiment and try it out
    When you're collaborating on ideas, don't be afraid to experiment and try things out. Start with a few rough ideas and build on them, testing different approaches until you find one that works. And don't be discouraged if some ideas don't pan out - sometimes failures can be the key to unlocking a truly great idea.

By collaborating with others, embracing different perspectives, and using the right tools, you can unlock your creative potential and come up with great ideas. So next time you're feeling stuck, don't be afraid to ask for help and start collaborating!