Get out of the "stock photo" mentality
Case in point: stock photos.
Google "women laughing alone eating salad" and you'll get what I mean. I'm sure some blog out there absolutely has to have that perfect image for their "11 Great New Ways To Ingest Lettuce" page, but otherwise is it necessary to have so many? I love that others have noticed and ran with it, creating entire websites just to point out the strangeness of THAT MANY women laughing over the hilarity of raw veggies.
Stock photos try and put cliches into words so that people don't have to. Do a Google image search of any well used phrase, and see what comes up. I tried "Raining Money" and oh man, did I get more than I ever wanted to see of white people in suits with their arms out while money floated around them.
The point here is: even though it's been said before, there are other ways to say it. You don't have to go the same route as everyone else. You don't have to think "How do I illustrate [well-worn saying] so that people will really get what I'm trying to say" because your audience is smarter, and more cynical, than you give them credit for. Show them a picture of someone pointing a whiteboard with the word "synergy" on it, and your readers will see right though it, to lazy and oft-repeated marketing. Get out of the "stock photo mentality."
The fix to this can be simply creating your own images and photos, or if you don't have the resources handy, to ask yourself "is this expected, or is this original?" and finding content from there. It's great to try out images and posts that break the mold and don't lead your viewers right to the easy or the predictable, and your audience will reward you with click-through rates, page likes, shares, and hey, maybe even some dollars. Make your marketing original, and make it "rain money."