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 »

Allowing Vulnerability: 7 Life Tips From Brené Brown

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“Only when we’re brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”― Brené Brown, Daring Greatly A few years before, I came across a book called The Gifts of Imperfection and it immediately captured my attention and I wanted to learn more. I had been grappling with recovering perfectionism and how to express my inner voice without guilt when Brené Brown’s remarkable work collided with my life. Brené is a […] Read more »

31 Things That Highly Optimistic People Do Differently

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“I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” -Walt Disney What do highly optimistic people do differently? Have you ever asked that question before? You may be highly enthusiastic and optimistic at times but at other times it may feel burdensome and fake to you. You do not feel like radiating out hope and optimism because you feel like […] Read more »

10 Actionable Ideas To Stop Destructive Comparison

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“Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past.” - Douglas Horton Are you constantly comparing yourself to others? Does the comparison to others stack you favorably or does it make you feel bad and generate unhappiness and discontent? Let me tall you a story from my past. There was a time when I was playing a lot of tennis and even considered going professional. Here was a sport that I enjoyed so […] Read more »

10 Science Backed Ways To Be Happy!

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“Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think.” – Martin Seligman It may not be inaccurate to say that one of the major goals of humans is to be happy and increase the levels of happiness in their life. Happiness is a hot buzzword these days. You may have heard of many different ways […] Read more »

How To Move Beyond The Spectrum Of Excuses!

No Excuses

“When life does not go our way or we inadvertently make a mistake, it is so easy to make excuses, place blame on others, or argue that circumstances were against us. But we only progress in life to the extent that we take responsibility for our actions and attitudes, and put forth the initiative necessary to create our own circumstances.”- Stephen Covey The excuses spectrum is the range of the different stages of excuses that […] Read more »

16 Awesome Life Tips from Marcus Aurelius

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“The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.” ―Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Marcus Aurelius Augustus was the emperor of the Roman Empire from 161 to 180 AD, and one of the important stoic philosophers. Marcus Aurelius wrote the famous work Meditations in Greek. Meditations is widely regarded as an exceptional work on Stoicism, a philosophy that incorporates virtue, reason and self-restraint and teaches that errors in judgment cause emotions that are unfavorable. Aurelius is […] Read more »

12 Strategies To Deal With Difficult People

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“You do not need to be the designated driver of someone’s intoxicated ego.” ~Dodinsky Do you get frustrated by people and events that thwart your progress by getting you side tracked and distracted from what you really want to be doing? Do you feel like whenever you put out your work out there, you always end up with the opinions of destructive criticizers and people who do not really understand where you are coming from? […] Read more »

20 Ways To Be Incredibly Creative Like a Child-Part 2

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“I know not what I appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore” – Sir Isaac Newton This is part-2 of the 2 part series on how to be creative like a child. Read part-1 here.  Here is a summary of Part 1: 1. Everyone Is An Artist Inside. Embrace your inner artist. 2. There Is No Such Thing As A Bad Or […] Read more »

20 Ways To Be Incredibly Creative Like a Child-Part 1

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“I wept because I was re-experiencing the enthusiasm of my childhood; I was once again a child, and nothing in the world could cause me harm.”― Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage This is part-1 of the two part series on how to be creative like a child. Children are endlessly curious, creative and express an unhindered enthusiasm for life. Children make little effort to suppress their natural enthusiasm but as we grow up, we forget this […] Read more »

28 Actionable Ideas To Choose Happiness Now!

happiness

“love the life you live. live the life you love.” ― Bob Marley What makes you happy? You may be relatively happy in your life but you may still have small annoyances and issues that take away from experiencing enhanced and sustained happiness. What are some of the small tweaks, the little changes in direction or aligning yourself to the favorable currents that allow you to experience the joy and radiance of life? Here are […] Read more »

9 Steps To Expecting The Best And Making Great Things Possible!

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“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”― Gloria Steinem Many of us go through life feeling like we should not expect the very best. You may be cautious and careful about what you expect from your life. You may also feel like expecting the best is the quick path to disappointment. This may be true but it is also true that we […] Read more »