Goal Setting Tips: The Value of Goal Setting

Did you set a New Year’s Eve Resolution? For some people it is a to do list, lose weight, make more money, buy a new car/TV/house, find a new love. To a lot of people this is what a goal is, but I think goals are more than a to do list. Goals are a dream with a deadline. Are your goals for 2016 worthy of you?

Earl Nightingale said in his recording of the Strangest Secret “100 people at age 25 believed they would be successful. At age 65 one will be rich, 4 financially independent, and 54 will be broke.” Wow, 54 percent of the people will end up broke! Why do they fail? Because they fail to set goals the excite and engage them. To be successful in life you must do more than just exist. You should be setting goals that cause you to grow and expand. Why? Because your purpose is to become more, to grow to be an example to others. To quote Earl Nightingale “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.” People with goals know where they are going to move closer to their worthy ideal. This is something that they do every day, every week and every year.

As my mentor Bob Proctor says “Change is inevitable, personal growth is optional.” The real purpose of a goal is to grow, to draw something out of you that you didn’t even know was there.

There are really 3 types of goals:

A: This is a goal you already know how to do. Things like do the same thing at work you did last year and have the same income as last year. Nothing new, no growth just the same old thing.

B: This type of goal is what you think you can do, there is no growth here. You buy a newer car than the one you have, you sell 10% more product than last year. Again nothing exciting here.

C: Wants, this is something you’ve never done before, a fantasy something that your imagination is involved in. Let your imagination wander to places you rarely go. “Imagination is the most powerful force the world has ever known” – Napoleon Hill. My goal is to be a successful professional speaker, the fun is in finding out how I’ll achieve a goal.

Now ask yourself these questions;

  1. Am I able to do this? We all have infinite potential, I may not know how I am going to do this but I’m able to do this. Did Walt Disney know how he was going to create the magical place we all know as Disney? No, but he had a dream and he gave it a deadline and know millions of us have enjoyed his vision.
  2. Am I willing? Am I willing to pay the price to make it happen. When you are working toward something you are alive and having fun. Don’t let another person, or condition, or circumstances dictate how you live your life. What do you really love to do? What would you do in your life if you knew you could not fail? If success was guaranteed, what would you do? Dream big!

“God’s gift to us is more talent and ability than we can develop in our lifetime. Our gift to God is to develop as much of this as possible.” Steve Bowe

Growth and fulfillment come with choosing what we want and directing our focus and energy consistently in that direction. Set some time aside, get into a comfortable, quiet place and let your imagination go. What do you see? What do you hear and smell? What do you dream of being? What do you dream of having? What do you dream of doing? Write these ideas down. Just write, no judgement, no letting what others have said stop you just write down all the ideas, thoughts and dreams. Now look at that list, pick the one that you feel most. Take that dream and write it out again. Now write it out on a Goal Card. Write down your goal as if you have already accomplished it. Start with a date in the future when you believe you can have this goal accomplished. As an example; “Today is February 1 2016, and I am so happy and grateful that I am a Professional Speaker helping thousands of people reach their dreams every year” Now carry the Goal Card with you and look at it and read it frequently during your day. Make a habit of this and you will find that you accomplish your goals.



writer by Mark Robert Johnson

Games for Girls Build Creation

child’s imagination can be fired up and expanded with interactive games for girls. Game designers have responded to this with an impressive variety of attractive makeover and role playing scenario games. These games are created using technology centered on flash capable browser.

This phenomenon in the online gaming world has entered a new generation of girls to solve their imaginations in a way never heard of before. They can find an endless source of entertainment while building their fashion sense. Girls games such as dress up games are very popular today. They are clothes, shoes and accessories from the different eras that suit all tastes. The characters in these games can be between edgy, modern teen sweet, wide-eyed little girls.

Usually this game is a full-fledged makeovers characters. Collection tops, bottoms and dresses that exactly fit the model allows players to pick and choose where they find the perfect outfit. They can also try a variety of shoes and then fully accessorize with jewelry, handbags, scarves, glasses, umbrellas and so on. Hairstyles can be selected at the touch of a button, and enhance the overall appearance of the character.

There are also many girls games featuring the lovable characters of animals. You can play dress up with your cute animal like a horse or a puppy. Or work in your own virtual pet salon your bathing, grooming, and dress up three cute kitten. Many girls dream of being a vet when they grow up. Now they can get a taste of this exciting career by playing online games where they get to treat a variety of animals, from puppies to turtles.

Elegant Princess games are also available on gaming sites. What girl has not, at one time or another, dreamed of being a princess in a distant land? Girls can imagine that they are older woman wearing a burgundy velvet with gold embroidery. Or they can pretend they are a princess invited to the royal ball wearing a full ball gown that glitters and sparkles as they dance with the prince.

Another attractive gaming experience can be had by playing makeup games. This allows the user to experiment with several color combinations and provide hours of fun. A player can choose a blonde, brunette, or redhead model and experience how it is to be a much sought after makeup artist to the stars. Even very young girls who may still lack the skills needed to apply real makeup can cultivate inner artist with makeup games.

Creativity can be expanded with these various areas of games have to offer. Try your hand at interior design of games that help you decorate your dream bedroom. You can even create adorable baby nursery complete with furniture, toys and all. Other games allow you to create the perfect gourmet kitchen with state of the art equipment and designer furnishings.

A growing trend in the online gaming world is a role playing game featuring your favorite celebrities and celebrity videos pairs. You can imagine you are to attend a movie premiere, shop on Hollywood Boulevard, and put on a concert of your favorite band. Fans will love the make-up and dress the most admired actors and their actresses. Believe it or not, there are even games where you can get the most popular celebrity videos couples to share a kiss!

Girls and even boys, are drawn to the opportunity to enter the alluring world of fame, fashion and creativity. Many gaming sites offer an exciting opportunity to develop imagination and enhance artistic ability in players of all ages. Try your hand at this user-friendly games for girls today.

5 Tips For Creating Creativity

Writing articles is not much more than writing down thoughts about certain topics. You need to keep the reader’s interest among the “net” competition and entertain them. Understanding the wants and needs and interests will not hurt anything either. Creativity is the best way to do this and can be defined differently by personal choice. If one will be troubled by being creative, you risk losing that potential subscribers, sales, partner … whatever. To paint a picture in the reader’s mind with your words is not an easy task. I put together a few things that have helped me to keep the creativity door slamming in my face.

1. Be prepared

When it comes to writing, can be found in pique creativity level of at inconvenient times when, if you are not willing, to creativity / ideal that you had is long gone .I believe that keeping a journal or diary with you. Perhaps the voice recorder will work well. Ideas can be triggered by too many things in too many times to not have something to put it down at that moment! Seems extreme, but you remember those times when you had very vivid dreams about something but when you wake up and have to remember them, you can not? Same thing here.You can borrow an idea or perhaps read something to show you. Keep a diary or journal with you at all times for future reference. A “Rolodex” ideas and thoughts. This is worth doing.

2. Take a deep breath

Take a deep breath and think that everything is gonna be OK! If you are stressed or freaked out over one, it is much more difficult to focus on the other. Cluttered mind lead to chaos ideas. Get ducks in a row and be professional about it.

3. Find somewhere inspiring and go!

If you can either find or create a working environment that will inform or inspire you, do everything in your power to do it. I live on the beach in Oregon and the Pacific. I go to the beach, watching the sunset, listening to the waves and enjoy the view. Thinking almost always in my mind and what I do? I give them a voice recorder and when I have time, I do the article, report …. investigate it, whatever it is. So, make it a priority to expand your environment to enhance your ideas.

4. Be ball

You are in control here. Mind over matter. Exploring all options to clear your mind to write good content. I believe this as “Bowflex Machine” to practice relaxation. Just a few hours a day and do what we have already mentioned, can cover a lot of material and ideas.Dictate strategy and stay focused. Remember the big picture here. Treat online efforts as a career and you get the career results. Treat it like a hobby and just like a lottery here and there, you might make some sales. You get out what you put in and it takes consistency and persistence.

5. Jump out of your comfort zone

One good way to change the literacy program or uncreative mind is to make it out of the ordinary. Be more free spirited and change your daily routine with ease. Different streets to the bank, take the long way home, taking back roads … just change it up. A change of scenery changes the perception. Your mind can “wonder” or “lost” with unroutine events.Obviously, I believe that all writers dealing with writers block and we all probably deal with it differently. I was curious and decided to write this article. Common ground that we share and understand each other, even if we are fierce competitors. Sleep comes to mind here for me too. Rest is a great way to clear your mind. It is difficult for me and hopefully easier for you. It is a fact though.



writer by Craig Raphael

Janusian Thinking – A creative approach to ideas

Janusian Thinking is “to bring two opposites together in your mind, keep them there together at the same time, based on their relationships, similarities, pros and cons, and the interaction, then create something new and useful.”

Two years ago I moved into a new apartment. And, even though it is actually bigger than my current home, I made the difficult decision to cut back on the number of books and tapes to keep. My argument was that there are books I have not read or even investigated for years, tapes that have been collecting dust, and my favorite library will be fund raising book / tape sales. I know there will be others who will enjoy and benefit from buying my old friends.

What has this to do with “Janusian thinking?” But purging and packing, I listened to my old tapes. One thing that was particularly interesting was tape series called Sustainable Thinking of Mike Vance. Vance, a former rector of the University of Disneyland and was in charge of idea and people development for Walt Disney Productions.

When Vance began to talk about creation, he said Janusian thinking. You can not find a word in the dictionary, I did a search and was very pleased with the number of results (all 507 of them – no, I did not read all of them, and discover how many groups embrace the use of Janusian Thinking)

Background :. Dr. Albert Rothenberg, known scholar of the creative process, the process in 1979, he bet, “Janusian Thinking”, named for the Roman god Janus, who had two faces that looked in opposite directions. Dr. Rothenberg has identified traces of Janusian thought in the works of Einstein, Mozart, Picasso and Conrad. The way to use Janusian thinking is to ask “What is the opposite of this?” and then try to imagine both opposites at the same time

Great Einstein Story :. Rothenberg required, after studying 54 Nobel Prize winners, most of the major scientific discoveries and artistic masterpieces products Janusian thinking. He concluded that creative people to actively shape antithetical ideas and then solve them, producing outstanding results.

He cites the example of an account of Einstein’s “happiest thought of my life.” Einstein recalled his first thought of the concept of “the observer in free fall from the roof of a house, it is, in his fall, no gravitational field … in the immediate vicinity. If the viewer releases all things, they will continue, given the he in a state of rest. “This antithetical idea led to the general theory of relativity him. Suggest Rothenberg’s spokesman tray or conflict now accepted ideas to expand the range of views considered

Example :. there are many paradoxes all around us and clichés provide a perfect example. Compare, “He who hesitates is lost.” and, “Look before you leap.”

Remember Janusian thinking is to see both sides of an idea, both positive and negative. Once you understand why the idea does not work, you can then focus on how to make it work. Let’s all try it together!

Steve Jobs, A Second Chance, Creativity, Success, Health and Death

Steve Jobs said to be fired from Apple in the early days was the best thing that happened to him. He could not see it at the time but he did say that the burden of success was lifted from him and lightness been returned as he had now luxurious start all over again.

How many of us have been lucky enough to start over? My experience is that this starts again many times nourishes our sense of adventure and discovery, helps our intimacy, friendship and family and even contributes to the welfare of our materials and we find increasingly important in the work that we do, not just in earning the end . We have nothing to lose.

Recently I read something else he said that rings true to me, and maybe you, too. The last time he was sick, he said that almost everything-all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure-these just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. if you have been near death, you will know this statement to be true.

Steve Jobs went on to say that, “remember that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason to follow your heart. “

Certainly starting around gets your creative juices working at warp speed and survival is a matter to be considered makes you all the more inventive, creative, adventurous and possible well. After all necessity is the mother of invention.

If we did we really have nothing to lose what it is we would do, without wasting another moment? We would still win at all costs, would be creative enough in itself, we would be more careful in our relationship, we would be present in our actions?

and we want to take more care of our health, both emotionally, physically and mentally?

Sam



writer by Sam Borrett

Creative Ideas – 3 steps to produce an endless flow of creative ideas

Creative ideas are the lifeblood of creative artists, the raw material to the shape of the wonderful new creation. This is true whatever the preferred forms of creating. If you have no ideas, you do not have a place to start to make out, creativity is starved before it’s even given a chance to get going.

So how can you have more ideas?

There are three main factors, they do not start with the point of having an idea, but so before. Here are three important points:

1. Be open to new ideas. If you have attitude and belief that you never have any good ideas, and will never have, then you know what? Yes, you will never have! Have ideas begins by being open to the world all around you, and let ideas. We each experience the world through our senses, so this is beginning to be open to new ideas. Rate per senses as well as you can, every sight, sound, smell, taste and texture thrill you like it is the first time you’ve discovered your senses. More open you are to fully experience the senses, the more they’ll stimulate thoughts, memories and ideas to develop creative projects.

2. Capture your ideas. This is the biggest mistake – and the biggest misconception – we take creative people. When you say: “I have not any idea,” what you’re really saying is: “I’ve never capture any of my ideas, so it seems like I’ve never something”. Get yourself a notebook, sketchbook, compact camera or recorder – whether that is useful for creative medium – and keep it with you wherever you go. As soon as an idea comes to you (through the recently increased and enriched senses), take it. As you get into this habit of capturing ideas, you will find the more you have, the more readily appear in their place.

3. Let your ideas evolved and multiplied. When you start capturing your ideas, and they are in one place, you will find that they start almost magically evolve and multiply. Just the act of capturing ideas gives the go ahead to develop. In your mind, when you take an idea, the signal goes off, and the box is opened, and either consciously or unconsciously, you are constantly working idea in some way. When you want to use the idea, go for ideas book (or recorder or camera) scan through and pick the first idea that excites you. Go with this natural energy, provide all other ideas and get to create.

Follow these three steps and within a few weeks, even a few days, you will have a fresh supply of great ideas to develop, and your creativity can really come out to play!

Creativity and Innovation Management – Teach, Coach, learn

.

Coaching, training or learning about creativity and innovation behind the facility at least 12 countries

These include :.

a) creativity and innovation and different definitions

often used interchangeably, they should be considered a separate and distinct. Creativity can be described as problem identification and idea generation and innovation, idea selection, development and marketing. Creativity can also be measured according to the number of ideas produced and their diversity and innovation.

b) Creative Types.

Are some creative and others not? Why is it that some people just seem to be more so? Some scholars argue that the creation of qualities like tolerance for ambiguity and intolerance in line while others counter that the symptoms are difficult to detect and not stable or transferable across situations. Furthermore, motivation is important.

c) Learning versus talent.

Is creative talent or it can be learned and developed? How conclusive are nature and nurture argument and it is to add to the experience? What do people who regularly have to produce good ideas to say?

d) Motivation.

motivation is probably more important than the symptoms. How can it be gauged, measured and monitored?

e) Organizational Culture.

Some cultures inhibit creativity while others nurture it? We can all be more creative so it’s stopping us?

f) organization.

What features of structure most foster creativity? There are many reasons why the company has a specific structure, history, transport, market segmentation, product line, strategy and so on. It is often unrealistic to ask companies to change their systems, so how do we get around this problem?

g) Team structure.

Some individuals who have worked one has made great contributions to society. Yet many argue that smaller teams overcome the limitations of the individual. Still others argue that groups present negative as groupthink and politicking, made worse by size. So, what is the most effective group structure to maximize the frequency and quality of creative output?

H) Knowledge Management.

Coaches and leaders must understand how to maximize and effectively use the network, collaboration and elicitation of general knowledge technologies if they are to benefit from the intellectual cross-pollination is the raw material of the idea generation process.

i) Radial offset incremental runs.

Everyone seems to want to make radical leaps, which has led to distortions in the value of the progressive movement. It is the understanding of the progressive movement is the most sure fire way to radical movements. Significant changes often result from small changes.

j) The structure and goals.

Are the structure and objectives inhibitive or do they increase the creative output? Research from people who continually manufacturing content (writers, comedians, musicians) argue that the structure is important.

k) method.

is any method which allows insight (also known as Eureka or AHA) likely? It seems that there are triggers and processes that can be used to get the mind working on problems at various cognitive levels.

l) Valuation.

The first phase of innovation is an idea choice. How do we go or kill decision between ideas?

This item is covered in depth in the MBA dissertation on the management of creativity and innovation, which can be purchased (along with creativity and innovation DIY Audit, Good Idea Generator Software and Power Point Presentation) from http: / /www.managing-creativity.com . You can also receive a regular, free newsletter by entering your email address at this site.

You are free to reproduce this article as long as no changes are made and the author’s name and site URL are retained.



writer by Kal Bishop

Creativity in the Business World: think outside the box

The most common mistakes entrepreneurs make with their business leaving it just as it is. They often think that if something works, they should stick to it. This can work, but you, as a businessman want to make more profits and make your business grow.

So, aside from doing everything in your business in the normal way, try to add more features or improve your business. In order for your business to improve, you need to get the right side of the brain work. You need to be creative.

Creativity is one of the most important factors in making your business a success. It’s one of the things you should consider. A company is not just logical thinking, it’s not always about the numbers and it is not always about the negotiations, it is one of the perfect place where you can apply your creativity and at the same time, make some money out of it.

Do not think that the way your business is running is the only way to go. Add some things to improve it. Employees can react to changes, but you should not worry about this. They just got so used to the way things were and they will need some changes with new items that you add to your business.

Change could be good for your business, especially if you consider that the old way of your business is running is not working anymore. It may be that you need to change the way business is run in order to maximize profits.

But that does not necessarily mean that you alone should be thinking of new ideas for your business should change. Set a meeting with key employees or department heads and imagination. This is one of the best ways you can extract ideas from them.

One problem with this is that employees may be afraid to express their ideas. So, in order to get them to give new ideas on how the company should be run or what you should change, make the first meeting in a relaxed atmosphere. Start out by carefully suggesting that you want to make some changes in the company and ask your key employees about what they think and what ideas they want to suggest. Or, try to let in meeting any written proposals in a piece of paper and read it one by one and discuss each proposal.

If you do this, they will be able to participate in determining the pros and cons of the proposal. Also, by adopting proposals, not only will you give benefits to your business, but you will also make employees feel that they are an important part of the company and to improve the morale and effectiveness.

By letting your employees expression to their creativity, you can definitely find out who among the staff are helpful. And by doing this, you can also determine which idea is much better than yours.

other employees will also benefit from the creativity of your key employees since no one really knows exactly morale than the department head. They know what kind of change in their department is needed in order for them to work more efficiently.

Always remember that creativity should always be part of your company. Once in a while, you need creativity, your employee in order for your business to make a change and be better.

Creative Individuality: Embrace, Rejoice and Enrich Creative least his

Although all types of creative expression can be classified in a particular medium or movement (and those who simply can not find and define your own), and the person who creates has pioneered their predecessors and fathers, though we are all different and unique .

A famous brand of bottled natural mineral water state that their water “filters through the layers of volcanic rock, gaining unique mineral composition …” and this no doubt is supposed to add taste and health benefits of drinking a certain brand of water.

considered them to each of us as creative people our own unique mineral composition, consisting of all the various inputs, the influence and the experience we have had in our lives.

This independence is what makes us interesting and intriguing to others and ourselves. It is important that creative people to nurture this originality and others

So here are some of the ways you can enrich and enhance individual creative composition -.

Heroes and Influences – We all have people we are inspired by and aspire to be more like creative. We do not necessarily want to reproduce their work, but we admire their methods, their attitudes and beliefs to create.

Who you are considered among their heroes and influences? Pick out the main aspects and qualities you admire about each of them separately. Are symptoms common to all? How can you find more people who will continue to motivate and inspire you in the creation of

peers and colleagues -? Sometimes our heroes are those people around us, our creative peers, colleagues, friends, family. And often it does not necessarily create a special kind of respect for them but to approach some other aspects of life.

Again, think of what you specifically assess the people you know. Again, similarities and common themes are? How can you meet more people who will encourage you in a similar way

Books – Reading books is possibly one of the biggest things we can do creative people to inspire and educate us. There are actually two kinds of books we can use for this.

Firstly, books on specific creative activity or material, for example, “How to Draw Manga Japanese Characters” or “Willow Structures for Beginners” .

Second, there are books about creative people or groups of people, whether biographies of individuals or research on the whole creative movements like the European Renaissance painters of the early 15th Century, or The Beat Generation writers and poets in the 50’s America for example.

And of course, all the other thousands of types of books available. Arguably, anything and everything we read affects us to some degree. So to find the books that you enjoy and read as many as you can

exhibition and – however much we study the work of your favorite painters our books, or listen in our favorite music, get out and experience the art “in the flesh” is a different experience altogether.

Like going to shows, concerts and exhibitions of creative artists you know and love, try to see the full range of events and artists as possible, local and more globally famous.

Some areas of the world and of each country are more productive rich than others, but most of us are within an hour or two of the concert hall, Art Gallery or the exhibition center. Get out there and see what’s going on

Film and Theatre – Similar to performances and exhibitions, the atmosphere and the load to be in the movies or the theater is very different to see it on TV at home. Again try local theater and a few more offbeat production and films rather than just mainstream blockbusters. When was the last time you were really confused, surprised or mesmerized by the film or theater production

Websites and Internet – The strength and diversity of the Internet for research is almost beyond calculation. These days it’s developed to the point where almost anything you want to find out more about, it’s on the internet.

spend a few hours with some of the top search engines, just browsing tasks that you are in, and add a particularly interesting websites to your favorites to go back to again. This treasure trails linked pages can lead to the most fascinating and original creative thinking

groups, clubs, Classes -. Most major towns have some type of adult education program or evening classes, where people can go to learn about new things. Gone are the days of these categories be purely theoretical as well as a symbol of several categories of keep fit and car maintenance.

Now there are courses in almost any subject, and if you are ready to commit to a course and give it your best, rewards can be tremendous.

Again you do not have to be creative individuals you know. The more diverse the experience that we have, the more enriched we become and the more people we have to draw on when we prepare ourselves. How can you find out more about the groups and classes in your area

Culture and Travel – How much do you know about their own culture, locally and nationally? Our cultures have almost an immeasurable impact on us and by being informed about them, we can better understand some of the reasons why we are the people we are.

Travel to, or just to learn about, other cultures also can be one of the most successful and inspiring ways to add to the experience, and allows us to be more creative when we return.

any culture, either in today’s world, or in history, has always been interested in exploring more about? How you can start this quest for knowledge, what would be the first step?

All of the above are just a selection of ideas, there are many other ways to promote our experience and develop our unique creative personality. Try as many as possible and subject you enjoy the most and who have the most profound impact on their creative output phone. Outcomes may surprise you …

© Copyright 2006 Dan Goodwin.



writer by Dan Goodwin