Sharing is Caring – So Share Your Idea!

graphic of sharing ideas and why teams are important

One of the biggest mistakes we make in life is convincing ourselves that our ideas are unique and ours alone. We rationalize keeping our ideas to ourselves because we are afraid that others will steal them, or worst—we believe our ideas aren’t good enough. Our ideas are precious, but they aren’t that unique nor that […]

Don’t Play Follow The Leader With Your Career

follow the leader signage on a road

Why do so many people believe they can become successful simply by copying what successful people do? Identifying a role model and then playing follow the leader is an age-old habit of looking for “shortcuts” to success. Why? Are They Smarter?   Many people believe their role models are successful because they are smarter. Research shows […]

Problems In Need Of Solving: Where To Start?

problems are opportunities that need solving

Why do innovators focus time and energy on developing solutions before they’ve identified the problem? Innovation starts by spending time to understand the problem before solving the problem. What Are Problems?  The dictionary defines the word problem as a state of discord or disharmony involving doubt, uncertainty, or difficulty. A problem is a question that […]

Ideas Are Not Innovations!

ideas are not innovations - innovations come from taking action

Ideas inspire people to change how we do the things we do. But ideas by themselves are just an inkling of what could be. Ideas that remain ideas forever eventually become ideas of the past, things we once thought could change the world. But never did. No one ever changed the world by just thinking […]

I’m Bored!!

Boredom is key to subconscious serendipity that leads to creativity

Why are we so afraid of being bored — to have that time of stillness? We feel compelled to fill that silence with something. We fill it with screen time or with emails or with phone calls or cat videos. Those moments of silence can be unnerving, but our brains need that solitude for the […]

Stop Acting Stupid and Change Your Mind

Acting stupidly is like have a ball and chain around us.

As humans, we have a unique superpower. That superpower is our ability to convince ourselves that something is true — when it’s not. We act stupidly.  Sometimes stupidity makes people act against their own best interests. When their belief in what is true is challenged by contradictory evidence, stupidity causes people to hold on to […]

The Best Creative Thinking Tool You Probably Haven’t Tried

creative thinking from humor

I’m sure you’ve met a humorless person before. They’re those people that take everything far too seriously and never find humor in life or other people. If you want to be creative, then it’s important to learn how to laugh at yourself and not take things so seriously all the time! But if you meet […]