1. Aim at being unique, not ordinary. Go right past the dull.
  2. Cataloging your ideas is productive because it allows you to go back and take a second gander while viewing your ideas on much larger scale.
  3. Use visual structuring. Getting your paper and pencil out not only lets you see your ideas on a physical level, but it will make you feel like a kid again.
  4. If all else fails, keep working. Some individuals work better as they reach their breaking point, they excel and take flight in the hardest of times.