Posted by on October 19, 2016 | 0 comments

5 Creativity Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Where do great ideas come from? Are some people “blessed” with the gift of creativity? Can anyone learn to be creative? Creativity is one of those words we commonly use but seldom agree on. I bet if you asked 50 people what they understand about creativity you would get 50 different answers, many of them shrouded in myth. Here are 5 common creativity myths you need to stop believing if you want to produce great work. Myth #1: Only artists are creative. This couldn’t be further from the truth. As human beings we all have the capacity to be creative. As the renowned creativity expert Michael Michalko  put it: “The artist is not a special person, each one of us is a special kind of artist. Every one of us is born a creative, spontaneous thinker. The only difference between people who are creative and people who are not is a simple belief.” Myth #2: Creativity is not work. Not so! After all, the word creativity comes from the...

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Posted by on October 12, 2016 | 0 comments

7 Journal Prompts to Get You Unstuck

When people first learn about the practice of journaling they are often intrigued and keen to try it. However, their enthusiasm soon wanes as they feel they “don’t know what to write about”. Journaling is a powerful practice for personal and professional development, and it would be a pity to miss out on the benefits of this practice simply because you feel stuck. What often helps in these situations is a journaling prompt – a question or statement that’s designed to get your journaling juices flowing. Here are 7 powerful prompts to get your journaling practice unstuck this week: Day 1. Complete the following sentence: “My intention for today is….”. This needs to be a single thing you intend to achieve or do that day. Get really detailed about it and immerse yourself fully in the intention. This can be quite challenging because we are so used to writing long “to-do” lists. You are more likely to achieve one thing that you deeply commit to than 10 things you...

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Posted by on October 6, 2016 | 0 comments

What’s The Best Career Advice You Ever Got?

I think many of us had lousy career advice as children. At school I was told I’d be “good with people” and the rest was left to me to figure out. At other schools learners were simply presented with around five career options and then “allocated” career choices based on their academic performance. Is it any wonder that so many people feel unfulfilled in their work? Conventional career guidance is inadequate, if not completely flawed. Most of it is based on employability, pay scales and lifestyle considerations. Very little attention is paid to who young people are. Instead of asking “what job will you do?” it would be far more valuable to ask: “What are your gifts and how can we best equip you to express those gifts productively through your work?” Are you at a career impasse and wondering which way to turn? Are you looking for more fulfillment in your work? Do you feel torn between what you love and paying the bills? Are you getting conflicting...

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