Creativity as Inspiration

Today’s Monday Morning Movie… After attending a session on creativity, I realized that the “old” definitions don’t work for me. Creativity is something much more than “new ideas.” And it is not the same as innovation. As you will see in...

Every Gambler Can’t Win

Today’s Monday Morning Movie… It seems like every gambler has a system that ensures they win more than they lose. Of course this can not be the case. The same is true with innovation. Everyone is convinced they have the next big idea and have all the evidence to...

Meander with Purpose

Today’s Monday Morning Movie… Back in 2003 I drove across the country with no plans and no agenda. It turned out to be a life changing experience. After that trip, I wrote Goal-Free Living. In this video I discuss two concepts from the book: “Use a Compass, Not...

ABC News to Celebrate 700 posts

Today’s Monday Morning Movie marks my 700th blog entry. To celebrate, I decided to share an older video of mine that many may not have seen: my ABC News interview. In this 5 minute video, Tory Johnson asks me about 5 tips from my book, Best Practices Are Stupid: 40 Ways to...

Avoid Target Fixation

Today’s Monday Morning Movie… The military knows the dangers of something called “target fixation.” This is where you overly focus on the enemy, and as a result you subconsciously end up crashing right into them. The same thing occurs in business. When we...

The Power of Positive Constraints

Today’s Monday Morning Movie… We often think of constraints as being something bad. But actually they can be quite beneficial. They can help us get more done work more efficiently. And surprisingly, they can help us be more creative. You can read the transcription...

Innovating Masterminds

Today’s Monday Morning Movie… Masterminds are extremely useful for helping get new ideas for your business. But some mastermind models are better than others. Today’s video shares some perspectives on how to create a more useful group interaction by embracing...

Appreciate Don’t Accumulate

Today’s Monday Morning Movie, shot in Las Vegas… It is common for people to want more. We want a bigger house. A nicer car. Cooler furniture. But sometimes the key to living a successful life is to want less; to focus on appreciation rather than accumulation. The...

Your Third Place

Today’s Monday Morning Movie Although this is hardly a new concept, it is useful to remember that our best work is often not done at home or in the office. We are most creative when we find a neutral place, ideally one that provides new stimuli and new people.  
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