When To Use Gainstorming
When You Need Clarity
For those times when you find yourself running thoughts around and around in your head, and you just need to find a focus. A Gainstorming session gets you back on track by quickly providing clarity and the steps you need to move forward.
When You Need A New Idea
Having a new idea requires your mind to be in a space where the past is the past, and there are no rules. The possibilities for your next move in this life are endless... You just need to free up space to be able to make new creative connections.
When You Need To Make A Decision
Weighing up all the pros and cons of making a decision is much easier when you can pick a point in the future that guides your decision via purpose and destination. You'll be surprised how much easier the decision becomes in just one Gainstorming Session.
When You Need To Share Your Vision
If you're the kind of person who sees your vision very clearly but finds it difficult to get that vision out of your head and onto paper, a Gainstorming session extracts that information in a very conversational and easy way, making it easier to share and for others to quickly see and understand where you're going – and more importantly, how they can help.
When You Need More Productive Meetings
When a group of people come together to talk about anything, it can either be the best meeting you ever had, or a time-draining, distracting journey, with no conclusion at the end. Meetings held with a ‘Gainstorming Mindset’ will always be focused, allow everyone to contribute in an empowering way, and help move your project or idea forwards. Unproductive meetings were the inspiration for the creation of the Gainstorming process – we believe a group of people coming together to meet, plan, update, collaborate should be the most extraordinary use of everyone’s time – and that’s what you get when you approach any meeting with a Gainstorming Mindset.
When You Need To Get Unstuck
Have you ever felt stuck? What an interesting place to be: can’t move forward; can’t break free; can’t change something you believe really needs to change. The Gainstorming process instantly lifts your thinking so you can see above and beyond the issues you’re facing and access new, practical action steps to move forwards to where you want to be.
When You Need Your Team On The Same Page
Life is just too short to not have your team on the same page! Wasted time, unproductive activities, not to mention disgruntled team members and an unhappy workplace. A team that operates with a ‘Gainstorming Mindset’ always knows the WHY of what they’re doing, WHERE they're going, and HOW they fit into the picture.
When You Need To Innovate Your Products & Services
Using the Gainstorming process to facilitate innovation is fast, fun, and very fruitful. It is something you have to experience to believe. If you currently use Brainstorming as your mode for creating and innovating, you’ll be blown away by how much faster you’ll see exciting new ideas and solutions appear with Gainstorming. (Plus, because the Gainstorming process was designed to bring out the best in individuals in a group situation, you can have all the brains you want in the room without any of the pitfalls inherent to traditional brainstorming.)
To Kickoff A New Project & See It Succeed
Using the Gainstorming process to kickoff a new project is a dynamic way to get a diverse team in one room and on the same page, quickly and collectively painting a picture for the success of the new project; then quickly turning that picture into a functional plan complete with Steps, Timelines, Obstacles, Responsibilities, Motivators, Insights, New Ideas, and Gratitude to help you get there.
When Your To-Do List Isn’t Getting Done
To-do lists help you know what to do, but they don’t always help you know WHY, WHEN, or WHAT to do first. When you’re feeling overwhelmed or even uninspired by the number of tasks you have on your to-do list, a Gainstorming session can help you sort through your list, create your priorities, and make a functional timeline that helps you focus – and get your Life back.
When You Need Authentic Marketing Language
Imagine if you could write your marketing language for your business, product, or service without even knowing you’re doing it... A Gainstorming client once said, “You'll never get marketing language out of me...” Fifteen minutes into the Gainstorm session he said “I never would have believed it was possible but, yes, that really is good copy!” Gainstorming has a way of keeping the tone of the session very conversational, and ultimately, real. You know what’s great about your business, you just need to cross that bridge from getting those truths out of your head and onto paper.
When You Want To Discover Your Life’s Purpose
‘Life Purpose’ Gainstorms came about when a savvy Australian entrepreneur saw how the Gainstorming process could be used in any situation that required strategic thinking – even when it came to finding directions in life. We experimented with a friend who was feeling lost and unfulfilled in her career. He was right, it worked – she invented a project that connected deeply with her. Since 2013, and after performing a multitude of Life Purpose Gainstorms, what ‘they’ say is true: Every one of us possesses a unique aptitude for a specific purpose. Gainstorming helps you discover where to dig to find that treasure.