18 Cognitive Biases And How To Get Beyond Them-Part 2

Doors of Perception

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.”― Aldous Huxley This is part-2 of the multi-part series on cognitive biases and how to get beyond them. Here is Part-1.  Here are the biases discussed so far: 1. Confirmation Bias 2. Hindsight Bias 3. Negativity Bias Before we […]


18 Cognitive Biases And How To Get Beyond Them-Part 1

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend

    “Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in.” ― Shannon L. Alder If you enjoyed the science fiction series Star Trek as I have in the past, you are aware of the character of Spock, the Vulcan first officer. Spock’s character was played by the late actor Leonard Nimoy. […]


How To Be a Great Leader: Unmissable Ideas And Quotes


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead Are great leaders born or are they made? Or is it a mixture of both? Great leaders are not just found in big boardrooms and fortune 500 companies. With the shrinking of […]


Creative Ideation Tips From 10 Accidental Discoveries


“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”— Mary Lou Cook The history of innovation, dotted with many accidental discoveries is a colorful one. Accidental discoveries and stories capture our imagination. They open the fields of possibility for novel creative ideation. What are some of the stories behind these […]


11 Ways To Navigate Uncertainty And Self-Doubt


“Madness is the result not of uncertainty but of certainty.”-Friedrich Nietzsche Why is it that some people who have a lot of talent and intelligence do not become successful? Many of us have friends or family who seemed to be bright and full of plans. But they end up resigning themselves to a life that they […]


21 life tips from Thich Nhat Hanh- Part 1


“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ―Thich Nhat Hanh  Thich Nhat Hanh needs no introduction as a great teacher and practitioner of mindfulness and loving kindness. Affectionately known as Thay or teacher in Vietnamese (Thay is pronounced as “Tie”) to his students,  Thich Nhat […]


21 Ways To Be Relentlessly Creative-Part 1

make good art

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” -Neil Gaiman Do you want to be more creative in your work and in your life? I know what you are thinking. Your first reaction might be: “Are […]


New Study Shows How to Boost Your Happiness By Prosocial Spending


“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” ― Ben Carson Research has shown that having more money can boost happiness levels in people. Research has also shown that having a lot more money beyond a certain preset limit does not have a huge impact on levels of happiness.  Studies have […]


10 Habits of Insanely Creative People!


“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” ― George Bernard Shaw Please Note: This is a guest post written by me in the wonderful Empowerment Moments Blog run by Yvonne Wilson. Yvonne had a giveaway on her blog and […]


Gratitude and Appreciation: In Words And In Pictures


  “Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie It is Thanksgiving week here in the USA and I would like to take this opportunity to […]


21 Affirmations For An Empowered Life!

awesome affirmations

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt What are some of your favorite affirmations? We all know that affirmations are statements that we make to the self. The dictionary defines affirmation as “the action or process of affirming something or being affirmed.” Some of the synonyms of the word affirmation: […]


The New “Hot Off The Press” Science Of Creativity: Episode 1


“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” ― Scott Adams Do you believe that creativity is inborn and only a few people are lucky to be creative? Or, do you believe that everyone is creative and can learn to be creative in their life and at their work? […]


10 Ways To Make The Impossible Possible!

dwell in the possible

“When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” ― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four What is possibility thinking? You may have heard before that “anything is possible” with the right amount of hard work, talent and perseverance. Is that idea true or is it something we tell […]


21 Things That Highly Abundant People Do Differently-Part 2


“Out of abundance we took abundance and still abundance remained.”- The Upanishads, Ancient Indian Text This is part-2 of the 2-part series on abundance. You can read part-1 here. Let us dive right into part-2: 12. Being Decisive And Staying With Their Decisions “It is the moment of decision that your destiny is shaped.”-Anthony Robbins […]