Tapping The Source

Where do you have your best ideas? I have asked that question to thousands of people over the years. The answer? Rarely sitting at their desks trying to think of an idea.

Number 1 in the ‘Inspirational Moments’ chart is taking a shower, swiftly followed by walking the dog, lying in bed, travelling and running or cycling.

When we are relaxed and engaged in simple activities we access more of our creative genius and therefore ideas come effortlessly.

And boy, that ‘Eureka!’ moment feels good. Archimedes was onto something.

My best ideas come when I am walking outside. I drafted my very first book as I tramped through Switzerland. When we have something to sort out in Upping Your Elvis, the partners do it walking by the sea.

Whenever I am stuck, I put on my boots, get my dog Sparky and head for some fields and before long my thinking becomes clear again.

Street Wisdom is designed on the same principle. To get inspiration we don’t have to go to Machu Picchu, we can get amazing insights wherever we are. A simple process that tunes you up to the stimulus around you. So when you walk down any street you can have the breakthrough you need.

Check out streetwisdom.org and give it a go yourself.

It’s free and easy, the way our heads like to be.

The Guardian came to Lyme Regis to clear their heads at Street Wisdom, here is how they got on.



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