One of the characteristics that makes us creative as human is our brain’s ability to associate one idea or concept with another. This power of association has been responsible for many creative breakthroughs throughout history. That’s why using words as stimuli is a great way to come up with divergent ideas. One of the most […]
Clarity Cards are designed to help you reflect and process your own experiences. The cards offer simple writing prompts to get you going.
For many years, I’ve been intrigued with the idea of journaling, but I’ve never gotten started on it because I haven’t found a format and system that makes it easy for me. Thanks to a fascinating iPhone and iPad app called Grid Diary, that has changed. Grid Diary solves the problem of writer’s block by […]
If your job involves presenting your ideas to others with impact – which includes training, facilitating workshops and public speaking – you must engage and persuade your audience. The new Presentation Genius card deck can help you make your next session more effective than ever before.
One of the best creativity books of the last decade is Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity by Dr. Keith Sawyer. That’s why I was very excited to hear that he has developed a creativity card deck based on his excellent book. The Zig Zag creativity card deck contains 48 techniques and four […]
Obliterate Info Overload | Be More Productive | Be More Influential | Contribute Greater Value to Others My friend, Dr. Alvin C. Miles, an educator, entrepreneur and the host of Global Leader Radio, has interviewed many global leaders – and now I’m blessed to be one of them! Dr. Miles recently interviewed me to capture […]
The new Mosaic and Spark apps from Baron Fig offer a unique set of capabilities for creatives.
sing your environment as a source of creative inspiration and recording your ideas are practices that don’t come naturally to most people. Thankfully, Austin Kleon has given us a powerful tool to help us cultivate these important habits of personal creativity- the new Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs.
Using hieroglyphics – ancient Egyptian pictographs – for brainstorming is a lateral thinking technique that can help you generate new ideas and insights.
John Cleese reflects on the early days of his career, and how he discovered the remarkable power of his subconscious mind to enhance his creativity.