21 Archetypes and Personas That Block Your Creativity-Part 2

“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun” ― Pablo Picasso This is part-2 of the two part series on personas and archetypes that block your creativity. You can read part-1 here. The Archetypes and personas so far: 1. The Left Brained Person Archetype 2. The Great Expectations Archetype 3. The Perfect Creative Archetype […] Read more »

21 Archetypes and Personas That Block Your Creativity-Part 1

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“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. ” ― Carl G. Jung The famous psychologist Carl Jung described a collective model for the behavior and personality of people where he used the concept of the archetype. The meaning of the word archetype originated from the ancient Greek words of “arkhe” or ancient and “tupos” or […] Read more »

A Guide To Living Life from The Wisdom Of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in 1803 and was an American poet, essayist and lecturer who delivered more than 1500 public lectures and wrote numerous thought provoking essays and collections through […] Read more »

The Art And Science Of Gratitude!

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“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” 
— Buddha Gratitude has been a popular word recently. There have been many mentions of gratitude everywhere. Have you wondered how some people are able to […] Read more »

12 Actionable Tips On Creativity From The Inimitable Twyla Tharp-Part 2

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“You may wonder which came first: the skill or the hard work. But that’s a moot point. The Zen master cleans his own studio. So should you.” ― Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit This is part-2 of the two part series on how to be creative and actionable tips on creativity from Twyla Tharp. Read Part-1 here. A brief snapshot of Part-1: 1. Activating The Muse Within By Creative Cues 2. The Creative Engineer 3. The […] Read more »

12 Actionable Tips On Creativity From The Inimitable Twyla Tharp-Part 1

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“The only thing I fear more than change is no change. The business of being static makes me nuts.”- Twyla Tharp She is a dancer and a choreographer who has produced over 130 dances and ballets over the last 4 decades. She openly admits that some of her work was good (read genius or masterful here) and some of her work was less good. She has worked with dancers in every imaginable environment and space. She […] Read more »

How To Flourish: The Astonishing Power Of PERMA!

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“I’m trying to broaden the scope of positive psychology well beyond the smiley face. Happiness is just one-fifth of what human beings choose to do.”- Martin Seligman Do you find it exhausting sometimes to appear and act cheerful and happy even though you do not feel like that? Do people expect you to be “happy” all the time and act surprised when you do not smile? Have you been judged to be happy or unhappy based […] Read more »

12 Amazing Life Lessons From Rumi!

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“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”― Rumi Over the years, I have been graced and awe-struck by the wisdom of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, the poet, theologian and Sufi mystic.  It is said that when the student is ready, the teacher materializes. Time and again, I collided with the wisdom and beauty of Rumi’s work.  Rumi was a 13th century Persian […] Read more »

21 Ideas on the Incredible Power Of Failure

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“There Is Only One Thing That Makes A Dream Impossible To Achieve: The Fear Of Failure.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist How many times have you had events and situations where you failed in the last couple of years? Did you fail several times? How did you deal with the crushing blow of failure? Did you not fail at all? Listen up. You may have been sailing in the safe harbors and unwilling to take risks […] Read more »

10 Strategies To Not Take Everything Personally!

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“Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”-
Don Miguel Ruiz You may have seen the following scenario many times before: Something happens and before long someone takes it personally and makes it unpleasant and uncomfortable. It happens in lines […] Read more »

10 Effective Ways to Rapid Innovation-Part 2

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“Innovation— any new idea—by definition will not be accepted at first. It takes repeated attempts, endless demonstrations, monotonous rehearsals before innovation can be accepted and internalized by an organization. This requires courageous patience.”— Warren Bennis This is Part-2 of the 2 part series on how to rapidly innovate. You can read Part-1 here. A quick summary of Part-1: 1. Imagination And Environment Are The Preview for Innovation 2. Innovation Is Uniqueness and Expressing your genius […] Read more »

10 Effective Ways to Rapid Innovation-Part 1

INNOVATION

“There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo Stories of innovation are highly inspiring to all of us. When an individual or an organization steps out of their current mold and launches something highly innovative, many things may come to your mind. Your first obvious reaction may be a sense of awe and disbelief. You may become highly […] Read more »

17 Ways To Recharge Your Perseverance!

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“Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.”― Samuel Johnson I have often wondered what was the difference between people who give in and give up and those who reach their personal goals and go far beyond the expectations of the world. Why do some people live lives that do not live up to their own dreams and aspirations and then feel bad about it […] Read more »

5 Unconventional Places To Rediscover Your Creative Mojo

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“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’?” – George Bernard Shaw How does your creativity work? Do you think that you need to be in your creative place, your studio or your usual work area for the creative ideas to begin flowing?  Do you delegate creative idea generation to specific locations and time? You may have sometimes wondered how to get your creative mojo […] Read more »

24 Ways to Tell If a Writer is Trapped Inside You!

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“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” ― William Wordsworth Writing can be a wonderful way of self-expression and telling your own story. Whether you write a journal, pen a few lines daily or if you are wanting to write your book, the art of writing confronts many of us at some time of our life or another. For some, writing can be a pleasure and for others it can be an escape […] Read more »