This might be the first time that you are coming across the word ‘CRENOVATION.’ At the time of writing this article, the word ‘CRENOVATION’ wasn’t found in any standard English dictionary. However, for entrepreneurs like myself, it does have a strong connotation.
‘CRENOVATION’ was coined from two keywords: ‘CREATIVITY’ and ‘INNOVATION’. It is the creative capacity to conceive original and unusual ideas and implement them in a new way.
A crenovator is an individual who harnesses his creative ability and ingenuity to produce exceptional products and services. For example, Olugbenga Agboola, the founder of Flutterwave can be tagged as crenovator. The same can be said about Achenyo Idachaba the founder of Mitimeth
The aforementioned individuals have done exceptionally well in their field of service, creating products, services, and job opportunities that have benefited millions of people across the globe. They are trendsetters and have cultivated the habit of solving problems.
‘Creativity’ and ‘Innovation’ are often used interchangeably. However, these are two different concepts. While innovation refers to the implementation of new ideas and processes, creativity entails generating those said ideas. So it can be inferred that both creativity and innovation go hand-in-hand. However, it is almost impossible to innovate without a creative idea. Thus, creativity precedes innovation.
In order to become a crenovator you need to follow these three simple steps:
As much as creativity is an ingenious process, the quality of your ideas is tangent to the quality of your knowledge. Therefore, it is imperative that you inculcate the culture of learning. Read and learn from experts in your field; learning from your personal experiences.
Also, learn to unlearn bad habits. We all have certain ideologies and habits that limit our potential. Those things or ideas need to go in order for new and better ideas to flourish.
As a crenovator, you need to have eyes for spotting problems and opportunities. It is an integral part of generating new ideas. To start this process you need to ask valid questions about your business or craft. Also, getting meaningful feedback from customers can help structure the creative process.
It is one thing to come up with great ideas and an entirely different thing to implement them. This is where innovation comes into play. You need to find the best way possible to bring your ideas to fruition.
Converting an idea to a product or service is probably one of the most difficult things to do as an entrepreneur. There is always the fear of making mistakes. However, making mistakes is an important part of the creative process. They nudge you forward so never be afraid to make mistakes.
In conclusion, you are on your way to unlocking crenovative ideas that will push your business or craft to the next level by following these steps. So I dare you today, create and innovate. Be a crenovator!