Do you get great ideas while on the toilet?

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According to this article, most of us do:

Infographic: Entrepreneurs inspired while on the toilet and other interesting start-up statistics

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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    Originally Posted by JimMichael View Post

    According to this article, most of us do:

    Infographic: Entrepreneurs inspired while on the toilet and other interesting start-up statistics

    Just thought it was worth sharing!


    ...It's cool to talk about this now? I get ALL my ideas on the toilet. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author thesuccesscoach
    hum, i don´t know it could be all a load of crap though,
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Kelly
    Ideas certainly have free licence in that part of the house. There's only so many things you can do in this confined space!

    cheers, Patrick
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  • Profile picture of the author Dominis Marketing
    I notice that I tend to go to the toilet when I think of new ideas.
    Something about butterfly in the stomach.

    As for where I got them, everywhere but they come most of the time
    when communicating with partners and friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackRob
    I have to admit that I did get a brilliant idea on the toilet once. Sadly once I had a chance to actually analyse my idea to see if it was something that could work, I found out it was literally a pile of horse dung, so if I have an idea on the loo now, I instantly flush it away mentally.

    Rob.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      So this is where all the sh***y ideas around here come from...
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    No, those come when I get up 4:00 am in the morning
    for a bathroom break. Good ideas tend to wake you
    from sleep early in the morning.

    Bathroom is a place to lose things (like weight), not gain
    anything.

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    • Profile picture of the author daprof
      only if your constipated other wise you don't have time to think! lol
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  • Profile picture of the author marcuslim
    Some people say that great ideas come to them in the shower.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    I get some of my best ideas after my 4th shot of Don Julio 1942 Tequila.....

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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewStark
    the only thing about getting a great idea in the bathroom is having the ability to write it down. Perhaps this is why things like the ipad were invented?

    Would be a shame to flush away a great idea from your brain...

    Will you be awarding a prize for the best pun in this thread, been a few belters already.
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  • Profile picture of the author helisell
    Most of my great ideas ARE toilet
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  • Profile picture of the author tebor79
    Don't think too long on the toilet.
    Could give you hemorrhoids.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    all my ideas come when I am in the shower. I do not know why, but it just sort of happens.

    maybe cause I am just relaxed and signing, but some of the ideas I get in teh shower I would say 90% of them have all been very profitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author zk46
    I dont think so. For me Cigarettes helps me thinking about new ideas
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  • Profile picture of the author Audrey Harvey
    I always seem to get my ideas on a Tuesday. It's become a bit of a standing joke amongst my family and friends...
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  • Profile picture of the author skydragon89
    Well, actually not so often
    Howeber, Enlightnment comes to me almost every day while I'm in the SHOWER!
    It is because water is a very fine information carrier.
    And it can help to pour cold water in the morning over yourself while standing barefoot on the soil outside (if you live on the ground)
    Tried it - really helps!

    Also, for ideas, try vitamins and essential oils - I use Duovit for men and fish oil in capsules.

    And meditation helps too. Put on some reiki music and just sit or lie down relax - let all worries go and just open your mind, after like half an hour, your mind will get clear and you'll be able to get new ideas easier, just let them come, don't resist it and don't push it, they'll just come by themselves, you just have to pose a question...

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author CoryW
    So classic. But it is amazing though how this business permeates so much of my life. I constantly have to keep it at bay.
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  • Profile picture of the author officer_iron
    That's where I have my BEST ideas for sure!
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      I always roll out my wiping ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Sneen
    Fantastic idea. Maybe I will spend more time on the throne!

    Seriously, my ideas have come to me during long walks, when I let my mind go elsewhere. If I have been focused, it often comes back.
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  • Profile picture of the author eightofnine
    Haha that is great. Although, I must admit I get most of my best ideas when I am just out of keyboard reach and my cat is in my lap. Cat in lap is a debilitating condition :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    Classy thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author jannatus
    If that is true, it could be from the relaxed state of the mind (the calming of the amygdala to be exact). Considering that toilets should have no emotional attachment to them, and only be visited when necessary, i think i might stick to the good 'ol meditation here and there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jealee
    Haha. I always get my ideas when I'm not in front of my laptop so I guess it makes sense.
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