awareness creative

This I encourage. Take ample time for the things that seem simple. Check out the edges for those salient details, imperfections, observations that are sure to make your sentiments bloom. Fly below the clouds. Peer deep through the center and keep an ear for the sound of beauty.

Despite what you’ve been told, life is a miracle.

Ask the protozoa that inhabit our thoughts.

Admire, for instance, the tambourine-type quality held in the slick and durable lining of our billionth vital cell.

Because of these things we might leave nothing to chance, yet our greatest fears become of it ...

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relax

We’re ambitious, busy and overbooked…

And we all need time to relax. But who can figure out how to unwind?

It’s typical for our day to be a to-do list, and it demands a lot from us. If we don’t take the time…  oh, and for goodness sake, calm down… this stress surely could be unbearable.

So pay attention to the connection between mind and body.

This awareness will tell you when it’s time to take a break.

The key lies in learning what techniques work best for each of us. Use those techniques against ...

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charisma

Charisma – we’re either born with it or we’re not. So if we are born with a charismatic personality, what can we do with it?

Charismatic leaders have the ability to inspire people, groups, even nations to think in new, powerful ways. They can motivate others to be more productive, creative and open to innovative ideas. And they can inspire people to be loyal to their leadership, a company and entire movements.

There are several different styles of leadership, but charismatic leadership may be one of the most exciting because people are often naturally attracted to leaders who have ...

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awareness gain self-knowledge get to know yourself perception personality

I heard the author David Eagleman on the radio. He said something about possessing multiple selves engaged in creating a type of barter-narrative that results in the outward projection that actually ends up being "the self", or what we think we know of it.

The trick here may be to realize that not any one of us is really one person. We're all multiples. In a matter of minutes you can walk from an office space to a playground, where on one end you'll consider yourself underdressed and under-educated and maybe even undervalued... to the other end where ...

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We’ve all watched interviews with famous people who’ve said they’ve known what they wanted to do since they were little kids. For those of us who have never felt so certain, it can feel uncomfortable and even disappointing. Some people go through life never knowing or realizing what their true passion is.

I know someone like that. He signed up for the Air Force as a young man and made that his career, but in his downtime, building things always fascinated him. If he didn’t have a hammer or saw in his hands, he was reading ...

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cynicism vs. criticism

Among friends, in school or in business, if we dare to explore a new theory or develop an original product, chances are we’ll be faced with some form of feedback. Some of it inevitably will be negative. This is nothing new. In fact, every groundbreaking notion has been met with some measure of scorn, resistance or doubt.

Reject Cynicism and Improve Your Ideas - 2gno.me

When we learn to differentiate the feedback that is cynical from that which is constructively critical, we can reject the former and embrace the latter to turn our original ideas into stronger, more sound ones.

Cynicism
Cynicism is a form of doubt ...

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business perception

We found a great read on what two subtle changes to daily behavior can do for your happiness, productivity and valued relationships. See a snippet below, and follow the link to read the rest!

"There is no single behavioral change we've seen in our work with thousands of executives that more quickly and powerfully influences mood, focus, and productivity than a full night's sleep."

-- Tony Schwartz, Harvard Business Review, published July 17, 2012

Read the whole post HERE

If you traveled to HBR for the full story, can you imagine what types of fears Kevin may have been ...

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assertive brave creative entrepreneur

Shake it up and see what you can get out of it.

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feedback get to know yourself perception

In deep contemplation of life, NASA scientists have gone so far as to land a robot, the rover Curiosity, on the surface of Mars.

What a wonder this is -- the expertise, the time, attention and money paid. Perhaps the early lesson here is that a single body, in this case Earth, can offer only so much insight on itself.

So we strike out; take a great leap into another realm to search for the “building blocks of life”, as NASA has called it. Of course, whatever we find on Mars we can apply back to our own world, our own ...

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brave caring

This is a story about courage and care. The Courage comes from Guzal, just 15 months, and her mom who has done the impossible. Born in Russia, little Guzal has Hemangioma, an enormous buildup of blood vessels in the skin and internal organs that has affected her heart and could cause complete loss of vision in the left eye. With proper treatment, Guzal could recover, but in Russia, treatment methods for Hemangioma are at least 30 years old.

And this is where Care takes over. First, an amazing U.S. surgeon, Dr. Gregory Levitin, agreed to do Guzal’s surgery ...

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