“Entrepreneurs see change as the norm and as healthy. Usually they do not bring about the change themselves. But – and this defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship – the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” – Peter F. Drucker Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Are you tuned in to the changes in life around you? Do you habitually respond to the change?
Creative Problem Solving or CPS is a great field to invest time to learn. What is “eating your lunch” right now? What stands in your way from moving from good in your field to truly great? What can not presently be done but would launch your adventure to insane new heights?
Answers and great fun await the searching soul brave enough to embrace the “Road Less Traveled.’ Might be a great place to start reading Robert Frost’ poem.
Another fantastic reading is Jack’s Notebook by Gregg Fraley
Share your CPS stories. Thanks.
The answer that set me free.
How can I take it to a new level? Just write.
Want to find new answers? Just write.
Need to have fun? Just write.
How can I know what to do? Just write.
“Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves. What human beings can be, they must be. They must be true to their own nature. This need we may call self-actualization.” ~ Abraham Maslow, 20th century humanistic psychologist
I am a big proponent of the WHY. Your why, when it really burns in your heart will get you through so many challenges. Figure out the why and the how will be there. Guy Kawasaki has an interview with Scott Berkun, Author of “The Myths of Innovation” that you need to read. The interview provides wonderful insight into HOW.
My favorites are too numerous to post here. ;-}
Thinking cap required.
We crave attention. A fantastic tool we can exercise throughout each day to shower attention on others is listening.
Do this simple experiment. Make a conscious effort to (really) listen in your conservations for a day. What might this experiment unveil?
1. Folks viewing you as smart
2. Folks liking you more
3. Folks including you more
4. Folks seeking you out
5. Moving relationships to a higher level
…Many more I assure you…
Really is no downside and you are learning a great habit. Thanks for listening.
“Despite the fact that we have known for 500 years that the earth revolves around the sun, we nevertheless continue to see the sun setting,” ~ Luc de Brabandere, The Forgotten Half of Change
You might (mistakingly) think change was hard or that change is slow. No and nope. Anybody here the same size as when they were born? Change is that natural. Just as we feed our bodies to grow/change we feed our minds so we can grow.
We have an awesome chance to lead as we ride the sea of change.
Surfs up. Make a big splash.
Thanks to Dan Pink for this tidbit…
“Left brain is logic, right brain is creativity. We don’t want our kids to compete internationally with half of their brain tied behind their backs.”
– Texas State Representative Rob Eissler, on the importance of arts education (via The San Antonio Express)
I came home last week with the American Creativity Association’s conference in Austin. The “fit” was perfect on so many levels. When I first posted my profile on this blog it felt right but seemed odd. Crazy how things were trying to get out all along.
Now that I am no longer lost (thanks to my great new friends) I can hardly wait to see what lies ahead. We can travel together if you would like to join in.
All aboard! What are you doing to grow?
Innovation is the successful exploitation of ideas.
Do you have a systematic plan of creative thinking?
Record your thoughts in a Power Journal! Make this part of each day to jot in your spiral notebook thoughts, examples, illustrations, jokes, anecdotes, analogies, metaphors, and quotations.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
Albert Einstein, Nobel Laureate
Use your gift and it will enlarge. The world needs you.
From Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Positive Thinking
You can put into practice the philosophy of Benjamin Disraeli, the Great British Prime Minister: “We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.”