While Elon Musk’s many achievements seem self-driven, his extreme persistence is what puts him ahead of the pack - putting in countless job hours up to two-and-a-half times the average work week. His forge ahead attitude, in the face of already difficult circumstances, has allowed him to build four multi-billion dollar companies in a very short period of time. We love success principles as much as the next person, especially when they teach us how to become a better creative. Though your neon doesn’t need to be as rigid or fanatical as some of Musk’s methods in business, you might be able to improve yours by adding a few of his super thoughtful activities that take barely any time at all to implement. Scroll on for three Musk-like approaches to mindset that might make a major difference when creating your next custom neon sign.
1. Create Instead of Complain
The power of positive thinking has been proven to work, so why not incorporate it into your creative routine? Complaining about not having enough foot traffic to your business won’t change the fact that somethings not working. Fundamentally, Musk searches for solutions. You see, if you’re not sure where to start when it comes to making a neon sign, try asking your closest friends for quotes that remind them of you. When it comes to visualizing a design, it can be as easy as closing your eyes and imagining your best personality traits. Creating versus complaining is a great way to find innovative ideas that people actually never knew they always needed.
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Don’t fall victim to others saying you can’t make a neon sign. Years ago, neon was highly unattainable to regular people and smaller businesses and was reserved for large corporations with deep pockets. Now, any great business person with a little determination, passion, and hustle can tell their story through this incredible art. If you have an idea for a neon sign, go for it!
3. Story Time
Stories are the most valuable asset when it comes to influencing people. Use neon to make a creative win for your customers. Like Musk, having a strong approach to building brand draws attention and encourages followers to interact. Creating a neon sign is a great way to draw busy eyes and can easily explain your mission or services to passersby.
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