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  • 5 Things I’ve Learned About Creativity

    Ideas seem much simpler when they are just a little voice in your head, but when you try to express them, you realize that they aren’t so clear cut. That can be frustrating, but it also gives you a chance to think things through in a more disciplined way.

  • 5 Ways to Spice Up Your Summer Vacation

    For many of us, the summer vacation is usually booked in advance, planned and designed to use every single minute. Which is great, but it doesn't really leave room for surprises or, dare I say, adventures. So today we are on a mission to bring back some surprises to our summer vacation. We are going to spice up our vacation with five simple things that will make us feel like children again, without giving up our grand plans for the summer. Ready? Let's hit the road!

  • Dare To Be Crap

    Truly great performers never stop exposing their own crappiness. That’s how they become so much better than everybody else.

  • Get Lost

    Is it possible that we are losing the ability to get lost in more than just the geographical sense? Is it possible that by knowing exactly where we are all the time, we are losing something more precious like our ability to be surprised?

  • 4 Keys to Becoming Self-Motivated

    Many of us likely recognize how much more productive we could be if we were only more self-motivated. So what can be done to help enhance your self-motivation? Try some of these ideas.

  • The Magic Button

    Every one of us has a magic button in our brain that moves us into a more efficient learning mode. Can we push it proactively? Can we use it just before starting a day at school to create wonders in the classroom?

  • Doing the Work Is Enough: Stop Letting Others Dictate Your Worth

    “Ambition,” Marcus Aurelius reminded himself, “means tying your well-being to what other people say or do . . . Sanity means tying it to your own actions.” Do your work. Do it well. That’s all there needs to be. Doing the work is enough.

  • Expect the Unexpected

    Creativity cannot flourish if we keep seeing only the things we expect to see. If we want to be creative, we must keep ourselves surprised; we must embrace uncertainty and actively look for the unexpected. But how we can achieve that? Isn’t that an inherent contradiction: how can we expect the unexpected?

  • Making More Time to Create

    Creatives with time on their hands can “lose a sense of time.” But can busy people actually create time to be more creative? How does that work? A recent study links the experience of awe to the expansion of time, and my work gives you practical ways to shape time to be more creative on cue.

  • Made You Look!

    We can practice and improve the core of creativity every minute of every day. In fact, we are wired for that.