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Find the Artist Within


Can anyone be an artist? People admiring my work often say, "I could never do that!" I say, "Yes, you can!" Eight years ago, during a very difficult time in my career in finance (Downsizings, layoffs - let's not talk about it, OK?), my company sent me to a development workshop for female executives. I came out of a particularly thought-provoking discussion group and penned the following very prophetic free verse.

Why Do We Need Creativity?


Creativity is central to the management of our individual lives, but in modern times few people are able to access this as a resource. Alan Watts writes in The Wisdom of Insecurity:"We have allowed brain thinking to develop and dominate our lives out of all proportion to 'instinctual wisdom'; which we are allowing to slump into atrophy.

7 Techniques to Supercharge your Creativity and Solve your Problems


Do you ever encounter problems, challenges or obstacles in your business? If you answered 'no,' then you can stop reading and continue to rake in the fortune you must be making. For the rest of us, the answer of course is 'yes.

Telling It Like It Is (Or Can Be)


When you hear, "tell me a story," does your mind suddenly go blank? Don't panic. The good news is, you're already a natural storyteller! Surprised? You shouldn't be.

12 Ways To Boost Your Creativity At Work


As workplaces continue to rightsize and downsize, we all find ourselves doing more with less. How do we stay ahead of the workload while staying sane? The key is to put your creativity to work for you so you can do more with less and shine like never before.

Unlock Your Creative Secret Weapon


It seems like this week a ton of people have been asking me how they can become more creative. I even had one client jokingly accuse me of being in cahoots with the Devil in trade for my creativity.

20 Ways to Keep Your Writing Inspiration and Creativity High


When stressed or blocked it is wise to make a change so thatwe don't stay in that place. Yet, many times we forget someof the simple things that we can do for ourselves, quicklyand easily to bring our inspiration back and increase ourcreativity.

Break An Egg For Creativity


In 1420, the dignitaries of Florence held a competition.They offered the enormous prize of 200 gold florins to the architect whose genius could span the unfinished dome of the Florence Cathedral.

Top Ten Ways To Jump-Start Your Creativity


1 - Take A Tour of the Great OutdoorsConsider a hike in the mountains, a stroll beside the river, a run along the beach, a jog through the park or a walk around the city.2 - Soak Up Your Surroundings like a New SpongeOpen your mind to the unknown and grasp the little details often overlooked in every day life.

Creativity And You


95 percent of what we know about the brain, we have learned in the last 20 years. So, your beliefs about creativity were probably shaped by faulty information.

Riches Through Creative Thinking!


When solving problems after you have exhausted the normal means of coming up with the solution, think in terms of unorthodox methods. Vary your thinking and try to solve the problems by creating something completely new and irrelevant.

3 Clever Creative Strategies!


I've got a confession to make..

Rejuvenate & Re-Fuel Your Inner Drive


I believe that as solo-entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives we all need a pat on the back. Give yourself commendation.

How To Increase Creativity... Set Deadlines!


Deadlines are something all of us face from time to time. We face deadlines whenever we set even a small goal and commit to accomplish it.

Three Ways Journaling Can Boost Your Creativity and Your Business


I have a friend who has struggled with her creativity for a long time. She's extremely uncomfortable thinking of herself as "creative.

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How to Cultivate a Creative Thinking Habit
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Creativity Trumps Perfection at the Masters
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He settles for being perfectly creative. “I think the way Bubba plays golf is fantastic,” said Arron Oberholser, a Golf Channel analyst. “And I think it is great for people to see that all over the world, that you don't need to have a perfect golf ...

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Sophomore jump? Dillon Powers' creativity, vision at heart of Colorado Rapids ...
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But anyone who has watched Colorado knows that Powers' dynamic ability to deliver a slicing through ball, along with a newfound creativity, have helped the 23-year-old attacking midfielder take the next step in his game – particularly offensively – and ...



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Sweden wants to use games to promote democracy and creativity
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Mobile art spurs Creativity Center rebirth
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Actor/artist Kevin Reese and an estimated 100 local students are working this week on his 134th installation: a giant mobile and smaller ones that will be sold to raise money for renovations to the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts' Creativity ...

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Cool Places: Madison Design opens its space for creativity
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Madison Design has been housed in its current location for about 15 years, co-owner and creative director Jonathan Albers said. Its founders were looking for a building more conducive to their business for about four years, but in 2011 they decided ...



Lost in my creative maze
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Creativity is for the most part spontaneous in its nature of occurrence. The absurd ideology behind creativity is that ideas will always have an impulsive, annoying tendency and the nagging habit of being disruptive to your normal routines and status quo.



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This Japanese Ad for a Music School Will Make You Cry
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This ad is entirely in Japanese, but even if you don't know a word of the language, it won't matter. Set at a beautiful wedding, the spot shows a father getting up to perform a beautiful melody for the happy couple. At first, both bride and groom are ...



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Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians
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But research of jazz musicians' brain activity as they improvise is helping shed light on the neuroscience behind creativity, and it turns out creating that magic is not as serendipitous a process as we might think. “I started looking at jazz musicians ...


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