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Happy Humbug

Patterns are difficult to break, but breaking them is so refreshing! What kinds of things just happen in your life? On Friday night, Halloween, New Year’s eve, your birthday? What do you do every Christmas? What would you change? Things take on greater importance or significance when you change them. That’s how habits and customs […]

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Managing Failure

There was a manager who made a series of decisions that lost his company a ton of money. He assumed his boss, Mr. Watson, would fire him. But after hearing the manager’s side of the story Mr. Watson said, “We can’t fire you, we’ve invested too much in your education.” Wouldn’t it be great if […]

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Strategic Stimulation

The following techniques give you specific ways to cheat using existing forces. This first force is strategic stimulation. Here’s what that means, when people brain chain on their own (that is look at stimulus and see what their minds can conceive of), some do pretty well. When they brain chain in groups, they do a […]

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Square Peg, Round Hole

When we’re trying to solve a problem, too often we got to the same source for help. No wonder we get the same old kinds of solutions. Instead of putting the round peg in the round hole, remember how nature works—randomly and chaotically. At the chaotic center of our galaxy at this very minute, great […]

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Say You Like It

What do you do when someone you live or work with screws up? In short, condition yourself to resist giving automatic criticism. More specifically, take the following simple steps next time, and I promise you everyone will come out a winner. LISTEN. Resist your urge to judge, and consider what really happened. When you get […]

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It Pays to Cheat

What if I told you that after a night at the blackjack tables you’d be $50,000 ahead? If I guaranteed it, would you listen? Cheating is like a guarantee to win. Figure it out. If you take the best of what’s already been discovered, what’s already known and improve upon it, how can you lose? […]

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Draw Me a Picture

Get a blank piece of paper and a pencil. Take a minute to relax, and then try to draw without planning a picture. Think about what you want to draw and start making bold marks on the page. Don’t judge the results. Just enjoy yourself. If you don’t like what you see, start over. Stick […]

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More than Likely You Were a Genius

You may have seen the extensive George Land studies that proved there was a 98% chance you were once a creative genius before age four. In the early days of the Headstart Program, 1,600 five-year-olds were given a series of standardized tests designed to measure creative thinking. The first round of tests were administered when […]

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Meditate to Deviate

To think out of a rut, you have to turn off the part of your brain that demands sense. Space out. Allow unusual thoughts, contradictions, and fuzzy thinking to play with each other. Take advantage of all the connections in all the space in your brain. What if you programmed some spacing out time in […]

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Give Yourself a Wedgie

What would constitute a Brain Wedgie in your world? What would make you think differently? How would you adjust your life accordingly? It’s easy to say you sympathize or feel someone’s pain, but it’s nothing like giving yourself the Brain Wedgie version. If you really want to know what your spouse goes through, walk in […]

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