Clarity Brings Creativity…Eureka!
by Tiffany Johnson

Eureka – an exclamation of triumph on discovering or solving something

You ever have so many things in your head that you have to sort it all out? Me too! And when the sorting happens for me I have to stop and take note of it.

EUREKA!

A while back I created a profile on Google+. I wasn’t sure what I should be doing with it and looked for others to tell me what to say. Yesterday was my eureka moment! I typed like crazy on my blackberry to get it all out just like now.

This was it:

Ever since joining Google+ I have tried to figure out how to use it, what to talk about, who to put in my circle and why. I’ve read different blogs advising how to use Google+ only most of it was the setting up part. Okay, great but tell me what I should be doing with it.

I finally came across a post that list different things to do with it and one idea talked about using it as a niche blog. This way you can talk about things that don’t necessarily go with your main blog and of course not to replace it either. As I was lying down, just now, I almost jumped to my feet as the light bulb went off. It occurred to me what I’ll talk about. I know, totally nerdy to be so excited, but I am:) I don’t like loose ends and until their tied it remains in my head until I can compartmentalize it. So, here goes…

I’m going to share my notes from different books I read. I put my notes in my blackberry because I like to hear the keys and it’s fun that way.

Lately I’ve come across two that surprisingly I could not put down. I’ll start with those and move from there. It’s two fold. (1) It holds me accountable to my goal of reading a book a week and (2) It helps me engage with you and also find out what you’re reading if you’re willing to share.

I will say the books I read are all nonfiction and the current ones are about writing. In addition to sharing my notes, I’ll also talk about how it can be used in reference to your own blog, preferably WordPress. That’s what I mean when I say blog. Blog = WordPress.org:) Enough, enough, just wanted to share as I’m excited and looking forward to playing in Google+. Enjoy your afternoon!!

Oh, and I must find that blog post that was so helpful in showing me what to share here.

EUREKA!

I also had another eureka moment about 20 minutes ago. I’ve been wrestling on what to write on a local blog where I’m supposed to talk about things related to my city. It can be on events, money, business, food, family anything. And that’s the problem, when you have way too many choices it leaves you at a standstill because you have no specific direction.

As a business owner we find ourselves in this situation more often than not because the sky is the limit to what all we can do. It’s important to stop and be still and wait to hear from God on what to do. When it comes you know it because you take off like a rocket with excitement, words, action steps and plans.

When I woke up this morning I had no idea what I was going to write here nor for the local blog. Instead of stressing out, I took my time and eased into the day which helps my creativity flow. It’s also when God speaks. He’s a gentlemen and doesn’t interrupt all the self talk we do, besides would we hear Him anyway?

From this point forward I’m clear on what I’ll write on Google+ and the local blog. And you know the funny thing, once you know the reason you even are writing or doing something else to begin with, you’re set free to have fun and be you.

No longer will you have to say “I got all this stuff twirling around in my head” because you don’t know what to do or say. Take time, right now and be still.

I really hope that helps, I’m off to fulfill my purpose and look forward to you doing the same.

Now it’s your turn! I’d love to hear about your eureka moment. Please share in the comments below.

P.S – I’ll be talking about local things on the local blog. I’ve recently started reading the local newspaper and have started couponing, therefore actually going inside the grocery store…