Tips to Keep Every Inventor More Productive This Summer
Like new years, the summer time always seems to be one of the big seasons in where everyone has a bucket list of things they want to do, but never actually complete and this is no different for inventors. Don’t let procrastination and hazy summer days take you away from your productivity and goals though! Here is a simple, but effective, list of the best ways to keep inventors productive all throughout the busy summer season.
Set Clear Goals to Stay Productive
From the get-go, a new season for inventors calls for new goals, and the best way to stay focused, productive, and disciplined at the start of every new beginning is to create a clear and concise plan of the goals you want to fulfill as an inventor. Think about your long-term and short-term goals and plan out the steps it’ll take in order to achieve what you have planned out. Having everything mapped out not only takes some stress off your mind, but also gives you a larger perspective to where you’re headed and where things can either change or improve in your journey of productivity and invention this summer.
Make Time for Family and Friends
It’s easy to want to escape from work and want to spend time with family and friends, but rather than making plans last moment, it’s always a good idea to keep a schedule and plan out a certain time for when you can take a break and leisurely enjoy your summer with your loved ones. Spending valuable time with your friends and family will keep your spirits uplifted and not bottle you down under a stressful work life. Still want to stay inspired while relaxing? Pick up some summer reads made for all product designers.
Pull Inspiration from your Productivity
Make sure to not fall into the trap of believing that all your ideas need to be from one place or from one kind of design. Something that all inventors should know is that Inspiration is everywhere; in the places you frequent, in the people you see, in the world around you. It’s always good to give yourself a break from any limitations that constrain you and break free from a linear train of thought to one that is more open. This gives your mind the opportunity to refresh and remind yourself the perks of being an inventor; having limitless creativity!
Get Active, Explore and Invent!
The best way to get new and fresh ideas for inventing is to observe what people need in their day to day lives. A productive inventor should take some time out of their day to walk around, observe, and be part of the different activities and recreational events that people look forward to all summer and see how these activities can spark your imagination. Exploring your community is also a great way to see what can be invented or improved in the things that others enjoy doing everyday.
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Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent
MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.
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