Slow Motion to Fast Forward Ratio

I recently saw the movie “Click” with Adam Sandler. Although it wasn’t a great movie, it did get me to think more about what happens when you make your life about goals. Sandler’s character (Michael Newman) is given a remote control that allows him to control not his television,...

Goal-Free Living Video

I recently gave a speech at the Creative Problem Solving Institute, hosted by the Creative Education Foundation. Today’s blog entry is a brief clip from that speech. This is, in my opinion, one of the funniest stories from the book. It is about “Becoming a People...

Creative Military Ideas

A while back I read a document which was released by the US military under the Freedom of Information act. Regardless what you may think of the Department of Defense, this confidential document contains some interesting ideas . During a brainstorming session back in 1994, the Air...

Falling on Purpose

Last week at the Creative Problem Solving Institute, I met Anthony Hyatt, a violinist and creativity facilitator. He is also an instructor at the Arts for the Aging, Inc. (AFTA) organization where he teaches senior citizens to dance and move. He shared with me an interesting...

The Relativity of Time

Albert Einstein once said, “When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, it seems like two minutes. When you sit on a hot stove for two minutes, it seems like two hours.” This is relativity. What if you could change your perception of time? Here’s an interesting experiment to try...

Sobering Statistics About The Book Industry

I recently attended the Book Expo of America (BEA) — the annual convention of the book industry. Thousands of new books are on display by hundreds of publishers. As an author, it is daunting to see how many new titles are released each year. In fact, I was given a few...