The next big thing I do is list 10 ideas everyday. The crazier the better. I don't even care if they make sense or not. Here are a few examples:
1. Cesar Properties- Real Estate Investing
2. Savages- Rock and Roll/EDM mix Band
3. Air Attack- Basketball Dunking Tutorial
4. Bachelor Bon Appetit- Cook book for single guys
5. Cossairs- Control fleet of ships in Mediterranean
You get the picture....
This just helps your brain to get used to thinking of ideas. You might have 25 horrible ideas before you come upon that one amazing gold mine, like Savages.....
This method doesn't have to be used to just come up with different products. They can also be used to help with school papers, speech topics, songs, even blog articles (like this one). Be sure to try all three techniques to really get the benefits from them. It's been said that people come up with 2- Million dollar ideas every day. This could be true and we don't even recognize them. One good tactic is to carry around a small pad of paper to be able to record an idea when you get them. You might say that your Ipone has notepad. Yes, but its much faster to write it down and remember. Plus, people will think you are just some up and coming musician who just thought up the lyrics to a new hit song.