To get the things you've never had Do the things you've never done (Sign posted in a store I visited while at a community festival today.) If you define 'things' beyond just stuff this is powerful. It's also timely. I'm embarking on some radical new learning for some new business goals. Most of the … [Read more...] about Take a deep breath & remember to exhale
Look at the possibilities you're missing. Set some time aside to think big. Bigger. There'll be time later for evaluating, categorizing, weighing the pros and cons etc. For now don't set any limits. Repeat. No limits. Sing to yourself. Move. Enjoy. Enough said. … [Read more...] about What we adults can learn from kids on how to stay positive & not set limits for ourselves
How creative are you? Do you know your creative assets and blind spots? Keep reading for a simple way to discover them. With help from the wonderful Dolly Hopkins, I created a creativity skill set called E.S.C.A.P.E. Each of the letters stands for a different creativity skill. The 'A' stands … [Read more...] about How to get creative – backwards and forwards
I was driving to pick up my hubbie from the airport and listening to Stuart McLean's the Vinyl Cafe on CBC radio. The tunes were great and I was bopping and singing along, a great big grin plastered wide on my face. Stuart was relaying his tales of growing up in Montreal, and, as only he can, … [Read more...] about How do you get creative? Why use a mosha cup of course
Do you have a hard time getting dreams out of your head and into reality? Not sure what to do with inspiration when it hits mid-meeting or at midnight? While you may be able to come up with new ideas, what to do with the pesky, flighty fellows is a whole other matter. Based on a gobsmacking, stop … [Read more...] about 4 simple steps for how to get dreams out of your head & into reality
Love this ad, love what it captures. Today looms large but not so much tomorrow or the long term prospects. Where's your focus? Likely it's barely beyond the tip of your nose. On today. With all the flotsam and jetsam of today's frenetic life we have to jettison the garbage in order to focus … [Read more...] about Chuck the flotsam & jetsam so you can see beyond the horizon
What are your creative strengths and gaps? Take this 6 question, multiple choice creativity assessment and find out. Oh and if your (un)creative devil is whispering sweet and sour thoughts into your ear like ... "I'm not creative" "I don't have a creative bone in my body" "I don't ____ (fill … [Read more...] about Want to know how you measure up on creativity skills?
Good question. Turns out it's not big, burly men to help carry our parcels to the car. Best Buy was trying to increase sales to women. They hired a male consultant (go figure) who said the answer lay in hiring beefy male employees. Didn't work (surprise surprise). What did work? Asking their … [Read more...] about What do women want?
Can you walk on water? These guys can. Check out the video below to see how they do it. "You have to believe ... it's not impossible." "We're discovering it as we go along." Some of it "was by mistake." "It takes a lot of practice." "If you fall down try again." All words of advice from these … [Read more...] about Kick the rabbit in the butt & suspend disbelief – it'll lead to breakthroughs