Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn) poses a problem to his subconscious mind every night, then spends the first hour of his day thinking through that problem. Similar to Thomas Edison: “Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” Josh Waitzkin mentioned it on Tim Ferriss Live.
Seth Godin on coming up with as many ideas as possible:”…once you get enough bad ideas, then some good ones have to show up.” That thinking inspired 99 Creations, and the Idea Machine Podcast.
Learn to substitute nuance for novelty. Lesson from Freakonomics Radio on Peek Performance. Most people give up once the fun new hobby stops being fun. Instead of walking away and finding a shiny new thing, find depth in nuance. Dig deeper and find newness in the details.