May 16, 2013
When was the last time you thought yourself as a creative genius? Quite frankly,
most of us don’t think of ourselves that way, which is a shame.Living the life
with creativity and using my own creativity to solve the problems and producing
results became part of me.
Changing several careers initially was hard for me but, it helped me build new ideas and challenges, it enriched me with knowledge.Facing challenges is part of our lives so why not create system and tackle challenges with available resources.
Being curious about things and people brings novel ideas to our mind and if those
ideas can be worked on, it can become source of income. One great example in my life is
Art. Art was part of me as I was growing up but realized it more in my adult life and
continued with it as a hobby and became professional artist eventually.
Those hidden talents can become source of income if worked on. There are numerous examples of famous people like Bill Gates of Microsoft, Steve Jobs of Apple Computer and Craig Newmark of Craig’s list. There simple ideas were worked on with passion and diligence and became most successful.
Creativity can be monetized with passion, hidden talents, simple ideas and much more. Many of us do not have time or patience to use available free resources like internet. They not only solve the problems but ideas can be monetized and turned into business.
May 09, 2013
There are thousands of books written on positive attitude by many different
people and I have read many. They are the most wonderful books written because
it talks about the fundamental attitude that we should all have it. It helps
solve the problems and keeps us grounded in difficult times. It has always
helped me and many of my friends, colleagues and acquaintances.
One of the book that really intrigued me is the book named:” Life’s Greatest Lessons”.
by Author Hal Urban. He has written a chapter on positive attitude. Now, I like to
call it creative attitude. As there is some creativity in that attitude too. He
writes about it in very succinct manner. His chapter is titled,”Attitude is a choice-
The most Important one you’ll ever make”. He continues to say that how one thinks about
events is far more important than the events themselves.He talks about Viktor Frankl, a
famous psychiatrists the world has ever known. Mr. Frankl survived the Nazi concentration camp during world war II. He calls the ability to choose our own attitude in any given circumstances. Frankl says we can become the victim of circumstances or we can can be victorious over them.We can renounce our freedom and dignity and let our circumstances mold us, or we can choose our own attitude and rise above them. The key, he says, is knowing that what we become is the effect of an inner decision.
This paragraph brings important research findings. As Hal Urban writes in his book that research conducted at Harvard University several years ago seems to bear this out. The major finding was that attitude is far more important than intelligence, education, special talent or luck. The researchers concluded that eighty-five percent of our success in life is due to attitude, while the other fifteen percent is due to ability.
I strongly believe in positive thinking and positive attitude. It not only helps us succeed and move forward, it is fundamental to being a creative person.
May 03, 2013
This question has always kept me in the circle of learning and being curious
to learn at all ages. Learning never should stop for anyone, that is my strong
belief and that keeps all of us going.
My book, “Creative Genius, TIPS to Unleash Yours” has a chapter on this and I
loved writing the book. It has helped many to keep the focus on what is imporatant
and creative in life.
Here’s something I read, it is written by Benjamin Barber and want to share with my readers.
What we can learn from failure?
He says, I divide the world into learners and nonlearners. There are people who learn, who
are open to what happens around them, who listen, who hear the lessons. When they do something stupid, they don’t do it again. And when they do something that works a little bit, they do it even better and harder the next time. The question to ask is not whether you are a success or a failure, but whether you are a learner or a non learner.
We all need to ask ourselves all the time if we want to progress, be grounded and be happy. As Hal Urban put it, Failure teaches us about strength of our character. It challenges us to dig deeper into our resources when we experience setbacks.
April 26, 2013
With this over indulging technology and fast moving world, it is just simply
not possible to keep up with it. However, some of us do keep up and are cool
about it and some of us are stressed out forever. Why are these people so successful
among us and continue to do so? What are there work habits? Have you ever stopped and
thought about it? Let me make a list for you so that it is easy for you to follow.
1. Take any work seriously at all times
2. Make time for those small tasks that need to be taken care of-small can lead to big one
3. Making a daily list which should only take five minutes would go long way
4. Discipline your time along with the task
5. Take those breaks to refresh your mind in between the tasks
6. Avoid stressful deadlines if possible
7. Be calm and proceed with your full attention
Following these steps can be sure way to get your work accomplished and not only
you will have satisfaction of completing it but it brings those hidden rewards of
success later. Have special time allocated for meetings and discussions.Also, sticking
to schedule will help you with all your work.
A good habit goes long way and and can be practiced at any age.
As Hal Urban puts it, “we are creatures of habit”.
“In truth, the only difference between those who have failed
and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits. By Og Mandino
April 16, 2013
As we all know,money and anxiety go hand in hand. We all need to come to grips with the
financial issues of life and then only we can relax and live in contentment. Now, the
question is how do we do that?
Are there any formula or rules to follow in order to achieve some freedom financially?
Yes, there are thousands of books written and formulas to follow and it is a great idea
to get hold of them and follow it. Another way to change the way you think and be more
1. Assess your attitude
2. Keep track of your income and expenditures on regular basis
3. Make committment to realistic budget
4. Donate some amount of your income regularly, could be as little as $5
5. Set aside funds for rainy day
6. Avoid unnecessary debts and loans
7. Recycle and reuse
8. Find creative ways to save
9. Think before making big ticket item purchases
You will be lot happier following the rules and enjoying the life.