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Essential Life Skills for Personal Development and Growth

Essential Life Skills for Personal Development and Growth

17 creative websites to bookmark (unless you are dumb)! At the risk of having you never come back to this site, I have compiled a list of 17 other sites to feed your creative appetite. Dozens more could have been added to this list (perhaps there will be a sequel to it). Most of the sites included here do not get the credit they deserve, and even the popular ones deserve even more attention. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 20 x 200 – When 20×200 first started prints were available in runs of 200 for the bargain basement price of $20. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. So there’s the list! Be Your Own Guru Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I spent the better part of the first 40-years of my life looking for a guru, that person who would just blow me away with her or his prescience, kindness, compassion, vision and guidance. The one who would give me the answers. Who would tell me what to do to get to that place where I finally felt like I had “made it.” So many others I knew had found one and their lives seemed so much better, more directed and purposeful for it, but that never happened to me. It finally dawned upon me… The person I was looking for was the one I would need to become. That’s not to say I don’t seek out teachers and desire to learn. But, I’m not driven by the quest to find and place upon a pedestal any single teacher who will make everything okay, show me the light or bless my decisions and actions and diminish uncertainty. Because, in the end, no one else can stand in my shoes. Like Helen Keller said,

creativelinks Leslie Owen Wilson 1997, 2005, restrictions on usage See companion course WebPages Creative Thinking and Living "Niente Senza Gioia" (nothing without joy) Of all my pages and parts of this website, the biggest surprise was the traffic I have received in the creativity section. Everyone has a story, a question, a comment, and yet this is a sorely neglected area in schools, in our children's training and education. I already know, so I will let you ask yourselves the same question, and then ask teachers, school administrators, and politicians. If you try to reach a site that has been hyperlinked and get an error message or a "page not found message," try again later. Have fun browsing and many blessings! Other sites on creativity BellaOnline - The voice of women - This site is quiet comprehensive and has a internal sections, each with an array of topics within a heading. Born to Explore - about the relationship between ADD, ADHD, creativity and personality type. Women and Creativity

Significant Individual - Human Science - a Wikia wiki Beliefs and values, mission and objectives, attitudes, hierarchy, discipline, freedom, systems, skills, material things, coordination, integration, and harmony are all essential for sustained success in business. But what about the most important of all organizational resources—the individual? What is the significance of the individual in the life of a corporation? Historically, the most significant individual in the life of a company has been the founder or an outstanding CEO who came later. It was not money or position that made these leaders significant. It is easy to attribute the accomplishments of these leaders to some rare talents or genius, but nearly all of them have frankly denied anything of the kind. I have succeeded in business not because I have more natural ability than those who have not succeeded, but because I have applied myself harder and stuck to it longer. Edison's well-known remark sums it up best: "Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration

How to Exercise an Open Mind Edit Article Edited by Sam Rawlins, Krystle C., Richd, Erika Altek and 105 others One hour of increased brain activity via innovative thinking or experiencing new stimuli can make you smarter, more energetic, more creative, more sociable, and more open to new experiences and ways of thinking. The key ingredients are to be open to new experiences and to make changes in previous ways of thinking about these experiences. Ad Steps 1Don’t allow yourself any dead time. 20Browse something that you are not familiar with the internet. Tips Become more like an inquisitive child. Warnings Exercising an "open" mind and "stimulating" your mind are different.

How to Get That Elusive Promotion | Personal Success | BNET Last Updated Mar 17, 2010 9:22 AM EDT Dear Evil HR Lady,I have worked in the same position at my current company since August 2006. I am an extremely hard worker who consistently goes above and beyond my job description and am always willing to work on projects that effect the organization, even if it has no direct effect on my department. My performance reviews since I have been working here reflect that, and I generally receive high ratings in every category. Yet, when I ask about being promoted, my boss says, "Sometime in the future." What am I missing? You need to find out what it is, and fix it. Suppose they gather in the cafeteria during lunch. Keep in mind that it may be something as silly as not wearing the right clothes. It's clothing, for Pete's sake. It's critical that you figure out what you are missing. And be sure to revisit the promotion question with your boss from time to time. On Friday, I'll give you more hints on getting that promotion you deserve. Read More

Creativity Challenges - Table of Contents Harness Your Subconscious Wisdom by Asking The Right Questions - “What is the meaning of life?” Ha, gotcha! That is just one of many, many questions that have nothing whatsoever to do with this article. Now how about these questions: Why does this always happen to me? We’ll look at how such questions literally poison your mind. Your subconscious is a non-critical, non-judgmental targeting machine Think of your subconscious as GPS navigation for your car. Your subconscious works exactly the same way. So what happens when you ask questions like “Why does this always happen to me?” Your subconscious will feed you plenty of reasons why bad things always happen to you, and dozens of things that are wrong with you! That would be like a person consistently telling their car navigation to go to Middle of Nowhere, Utah. How you feel and what you achieve of comes down to where you direct your mind. For example, if you ask “Why is John always mean to me?” (I also heard a fun example from a psychologist recently: “Which is happier, a knife or a fork?” And so on.

Ziglar Pure & Simple | by Tom Ziglar Answers to Life3 Challenge 2010 / Bill Phillips Transformation 10 R’s to Apply if you Want to Succeed I have been watching recently the increase in popularity of my post about the 5 steps to accomplish your goals with some interest. When I first wrote the article, I was hoping to articulate a simple framework for anyone to follow. Keeping it simple was important, because in our times of need, simple things can help to keep us motivated and get back on track. In the months since writing that article, I have expanded on the 5 steps and have come up with a useful framework to apply to personal growth and development in general. To help you remember it, the framework is simply called 10 R’s to Success. There are essentially 10 elements to the framework. Here is how it works: 1. If you’re anything like me and have read self-help books before, you’d find that sometimes when you finish one of these books, you’d feel like you can walk through fire and conquer the world. This is why I’ve set being Realistic the most important element of the framework. 2. 3. 4. 5. Respond is an action step. 6. 7.