Power Your Mind With Creative Visualisation
visualization is the technique of using your imagination to create pictures
of yourself achieving a desired goal or outcome and focusing on that image
until you achieve your objective.
Use the power of your imagination to create what you want in your life.
Let go of your limitations -
Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity
by David Lynch
There are some remarkable insights to be gleaned from this short treatise on the process of creation by one of our most creative and challenging filmmakers. Lynch touches on his films, but only chooses one or two interesting anecdotal items regarding these films and then moves on. Much the same with his life. How his whole aim is to be less and less and less restricted by anger and depression and sadness and hostility and all the other negative aspects of life. The book consists of a series of apparently disconnected (but in fact well ordered) reflections on his own life, his work as a filmmaker, his practice as a meditator, and on the larger themes of creation and of human motivation and of relation between the conscious and unconscious mind and the role of art in revealing truth. With a simple and economical style, he suggests ways in which the same insights can apply to other art forms, to business, to dealings with other people, and to life in general. He indicates a number of ways in which he has been able to do this in his own life, primarily through meditational practice
The Customer: An Overlooked
Component of the Innovation Process
Where would YouTube be today if not for its millions
of users? What good would Wikipedia be without all
of those contributors? And how successful could IKEA
possibly be if its customers weren't willing to
assemble their own furniture?
Brown says the answer is simple: If not for the
contributions of their customers, all three of those
remarkable business successes would be anything but
a lesson in that, says Brown, for companies of all
This article offers a framework to help managers
confronted with necessary change understand whether
the organizations over which they preside are
capable or incapable of tackling the challenge.
In the News ...
Training benefits brains in older people, counters
"Too old to learn new skills? By golly, think
again. New research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shows that
training re-ignites key areas of the
offsetting some age-related declines and boosting performance."
"Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order
-- Napoleon Hill
Library/Housing project on of the first of its kind
In mid-September, Saint
Paul Public Library celebrated groundbreaking for the new Rondo Community
Outreach Library / University and Dale Apartments. The project is one of the few
combined library-housing projects in the nation. A 32,000 square-foot library
will share a building with a 98-unit mixed income housing complex.
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- by Kate
"Even though the magazine addict in me perked up
with glee after reading this tip from Daniel Pink's
A Whole New Mind, I hadn't put it into action until
just now. It's simple. Go pick up five magazines
that you've never heard of in areas you've never
chosen to read about. Flip through at will, maybe
tear out some images or articles that speak to you
in some way, then watch for breakthroughs.
Wow. Courtesy of Aquarium USA, Sing Out! Folk Music,
Grassroots Motorsports, Modern Drummer, and Wooden
Boat, some new thoughts about a web project, seeds
for a future blog postings, a few new words and who
knows what else are mine. Even if you're not
wrestling with a particular form of block or working
on a project, spending just an hour doing this can
make some creative connections and furnish a very
economical - and portable- brain break."
"Anyone can look for
fashion in a boutique or history in a museum.
The creative explorer looks for history in a
hardware store and fashion in an airport."
-- Robert Wieder
Push-Button Prompts - Writing and
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A WHACK ON THE SIDE OF THE HEAD : How You Can Be More Creative (Paperback) by von Oech
"This book is a life changer. I'm basically a creative visionary. But I get stuck. Read this book and do the exercises if you want to get unstuck!!"
"This is a book to enjoy, to use, to recommend to everyone... In a way its Heraclitus for the 21st century mixed with some de Bono.. Do not get me wrong, there is a unique creation of Dr. Von Oech in here, a profound questioning of our creative muscles and a very practical way to use the.. simple yet not simplistic..humorous yet profound"
More reviews at Amazon where it is selling from $6.86
"So where do ideas come from? Beats
me. But if you happen to catch me in the
library corridor, chatting with a
stranger, don't for a moment assume I'm
not working. I'm actually doing the
hardest work I know: keeping myself open
for the onset of the right idea".
- Gillian Slovo – novelist ( Guardian
Sat April 9)
"There is nothing more
difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to
manage than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the
enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old system
and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new one."
I recently had the pleasure of attending a conference with quite
interesting entrepreneurs and innovators. Several contrasts
between innovators from large companies and those more accustomed to
working within independent startups caught my attention. The
starkest was the relative fluidity and ease with which the startup
crowd circulated, made new connections, and exchanged ideas.
Entrepreneurs believe in the power of networking. Many are very
good at it. They become good because they recognize that most people
with interesting notions usually have only one piece of a puzzle.
Often unexpected combinations of ideas, or chance meetings of people
with complimentary perspectives, ignite genuine breakthroughs.
Read more ...
Inventive problem solving:
TRIZ is the Russian acronym for Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. TRIZ
originated in Russia more than 50 years ago and is a well-established system of
tools for problem solving, failure analysis and prevention, and idea generation.
"We are all dying to express our feelings and if we do not we
will stop living in so many ways."
— Shelley Klammer
You exercise your body to stay physically in shape, so why shouldn't
you exercise your brain to stay mentally fit? With these daily exercises
you will learn how to flex your mind, improve your creativity and boost
your memory. As with any exercise, repetition is necessary for you to
see improvement, so pick your favorite exercises from our daily
suggestions and repeat them as desired. Try to do some mentalrobics
every single day!
intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the
visualization of complex networks. The project's main goal is to leverage a
critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of
disciplines, as diverse as Biology, Social Networks or the World Wide Web. I
truly hope this space can inspire, motivate and enlighten any person doing
research on this field.
How to become an expert
in your field in ten books or
You can't polish sandshoes!
The only way to achieve a high
gloss sheen on a pair of shoes
is to start with quality shoes.
The same applies for expertise.
You can't manufacture a GURU!
Experts are created through
quality thought. They are not
just manufactured through
Here is a useful five
step thinking process for
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is
limited. Imagination encircles the world."
-- Albert Einstein