Wednesday, March 07, 2007

 

Balancing Genius


You know what life is like. It is a continual stream- a cinema outside and a cinema inside. How many people have pulled themselves out of the cinema? When you do, that is awakening the secret creator within!

Part of this effort is becoming aware of the pendulum, when you swing from yes or no, and consider in terms of only black or white. Instead we must learn to finally say Yes AND No. True genius and creativity exists only when we can hold a view that sits directly between black and white, seeing both ends at once.

In balancing inner and outer parts of our nature we can begin to furnish ourselves with tools that make creativity natural and readily available. Often we only notice what occurs outside of our consciousness, instead of comparing it with our inner placement. Often, if we make these conscious efforts we will be confronted with the dark side of ourselves, the hidden side which when brought to light allows us more freedom and knowledge. After this step occurs real conscience can be awakened which increases our contact with the Higher.

So we start be not identifying with the opposites in ourselves, but just see the swinging pendulum which seems to move of its own volition and without our conscious involvement. As long as a person identifies with just the opposites there is no crossing the gap between the sleeping creator within and the awakened creator.

This takes time to become a Balanced Man. Many times the gap must be crossed before we begin to experience real progress in ourselves. But make your aim and never follow the line of least resistance. You must go against the mechanicalness within you. This is certainly a form of conscious labor and intentional suffering.

Nothing begins until we achieve this balance.
"People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering."- St. Augustine of Hippo (354- 430) North Africa

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

 

Mind Mapping


Mind mapping was formalized as a technique in the early 70's by Tony Buzan, a British bran researcher, as a whole brain alternative to linear thinking. Mind mapping makes it easier to access the tremendous potential of your brain by representing your thoughts using key words. It's organized brainstorming to find out what you know by writing central themes and then depicting thoughts and associations as vines growing in all directions from the central theme.


Mind mapping does not select information by categories, but sees whatever is in the minds. For instance, if "yellow" is the central theme I then print the first thoughts that come to mind. They may be "bus", "green", "orange", daffodil", and "banana". A quick spray of associations comes from each thought as "bus" leads to "truck" to "ambulance" to "fire engine" to "fire" to "ambulance" to "hospital" and "green". Other thoughts lead to fruits and flowers and school. The associations are potentially infinite as each association triggers new ones.


To be continued....

Saturday, February 10, 2007

 

Do it Yourself Website In 5 Days


The Creative Consultant serves himself well if he can manipulate and even create from scratch, his own website. I've found a remarkable video set that will take us by the hand and show exactly how to have real control over our content.

How To Overcome The "Techno Babble" and Become A Web Master... In Just 5 Days!

I've gotten a special price point for this video package. To check it out simply click here.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

 

Technology Advances


If you'd bought a computer in 1950 it would have taken up the entire living room in your house. That's one reason people didn't buy them. The other was cost, even a basic computer would have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Governments and some companies could afford them but you'd be hard pressed to find one in a family home.

Of course, now they are everywhere, on your desk, in your kitchen, and all of them are far more powerful than the early computers, yet they are more affordable with each passing year.

If the development of automobiles had achieved the pace of development that computers have enjoyed over the last 50 years, they would travel six times the speed of sound, be capable of about 1000 miles per gallon of gas and would cost around $20.

So this brings up what is distincitve about our times; not change itself but the nature of change. Keep in mind the tech revolution is just beginning.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

 

Setting Unreasonable Goals

Guest Post By Robert Middleton:

I heard a guy on NPR last night (This American Life) talking about devoting his life to developing a time machine. I thought to myself, "What an idiot, doesn't everyone know that time travel is impossible?" But as the story progressed, it turns out he actually developed a device that does in fact alter time. Look, I don't know how. This quantum mechanics stuff is a little beyond me.

But apparently there's some scientific validity to the thing and he's been acknowledged by his peers in the physics community for this.This got me thinking about goals.You've probably read a lot about goal setting. Perhaps you've heard of the famous "S.M.A.R.T." formula - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time Specific. Well that's OK, but it's not really the best way to set goals.To set and achieve goals you need to be unreasonable. We tend to completely undermine ourselves by being reasonable. And unfortunately, the S.M.A.R.T. formula is totally reasonable.

It keeps you inside a very rigid box of what's possible. But why do you want to set goals that are possible? You want to set goals that are impossible. (At least from your current point of view.) You want to set goals that set you on fire. Goals that take passion, sweat, blood and tears to achieve. This time machine fellow was TOTALLY unreasonable. And perhaps it got him somewhere.

I'm not suggesting you become totally unreasonable, but at least partially unreasonable! It will take you places you hadn't dreamed of before (maybe even through time).What kind of things am I talking about? The amount of money you can make in a year Most hope to make more; some plan to make more; and some shoot for the starts and actually make a whole lot more. (And usually have a blast doing it.) What would happen if you tripled your income this year? Unreasonable, but not impossible.

The kind of clients and projects you can attractYou could get virtually anyone as a client if you set your mind to it. Perhaps not tomorrow, but sooner than you think. I've seen it happen over and over with my clients and group participants in just two or three months. They went for it and it happened. Creating and implementing a huge projectYou can play it safe and decide to write that book or develop that program or launch that project someday (not technically a day of the week). Or you can start it now.


Why keep putting off yours until a more reasonable time?"OK, Robert, I appreciate the pep talk, do you have some tips to get me off the dime and set some unreasonable goals? You're right; I do think too small and I get stuck. And I want to think bigger and really go for it. How?"Glad you asked. Here's a few things I've learned. I give you my not-so-famous I.T.O.C.A.

Formula:1. IMAGINE you're on your death bed looking back. And you say to your loved ones gathered around, "You know I've had a pretty good life, but I really wish I'd done X." What is X? That's your unreasonable goal.2. THINK about it all the time. Don't push it out of your mind. Obsess about it; brainstorm and draw mind maps. Get the idea out of the abstract and into the concrete. Form a mastermind group and kick around ideas. Make it real. 3. Be aware of OPPORTUNITIES and coincidences that present themselves. You couldn't see them before, but now, with increased focus on your goal, you'll start seeing, reading, hearing about things that are connected to your goal. Explore these things. They're there to help you.4. When the time is right, make a COMMITMENT. On the TV poker shows they talk about going "ALL IN." Don't hold back. Make a promise, not based on knowing how to achieve your goal, but on your desire to make it real. If you have to know how ahead of time, you'll never take the leap.5. ACTION. Now it's time for the real work, and that consists of putting one foot in front of the other every single day. Keep things alive by creating action plans, researching, asking for assistance, and networking with like-minded people. In other words, create an environment in which the goal can be realized.

Imagine, Think, Opportunities, Commitment, Action: I.T.O.C.A.Now that's a pretty bad acronym compared to S.M.A.R.T., but I promise you it's a better formula for getting what you truly desire.

*The More Clients Bottom Line: What's your unreasonable goal? What's the thing you want to achieve more than anything else? Now take a look around and notice that nobody is going to make it happen if you don't.

*Share your unreasonable goal on the more Clients Blog this week. http://www.actionplan.blogs.com

By Robert Middleton of Action Plan Marketing. Please visitRobert's web site at www.actionplan.com for additional marketing articles and resources on marketing for professional service businesses."

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

 

Push Button Consulting

Micheal Senoff at JS&M Sales, Inc has a fascinating program he calls "Push Button Consulting."He has put together a 30 minute multi-media presentation online that you can point your clients toward.

In it he covers areas like "Increasing Sales Without Advertising", "Enhancing Your Marketing Process", "Marketing As Investment" and explains his four pillars to opetimize your marketing.

You can view it here:

Presentation: How to Increase Your Sales Without AdvertisingPresenter: Michael Senoff - Increase Your Sales Without AdvertisingURL Link:http://www.hardtofindseminars.com/Advertising-Workshop/

Saturday, January 20, 2007

 

Filling The Gaps In Ourselves



There's work to be done! In us, there are gaps to be found. These are areas where missing parts can be discovered. It is always a shock when they are brought to consciousness. None of us are finished creatures, but rather, works in progress---or better stated: work that must progress or the sleep which overwhelms us.

The Yes Or No Gap
Where we can see issues only in terms of black and white. We place ready labels on our experience and accept or deny it. To fill this gap we must be constantly vigilant to see the pendulum that swings between them and start accepting the neutral field that is neither yes nor no, but that which is capable of embracing the 'maybe'.
The Inner & Outer Balance
Finding the gap between what we accomplish on an outer basis and what we experience on an inner basis. We must furnish our outer environment and this is usually easy. We place a chair here and a table there. But we seldom arrange the furniture within. We can't place the pieces of our emotional, mental and spiritual houses in order because we haven't made them as concrete and real as the objects of the outer world. Until we do, we usually just work in imagination.
The Dark Side
Here, the Anti-Creator resides, which is actually neither good nor bad. Rather he is real, a definite part of who we are and unless we become aware of when we exist this way, we can never even start to work against the main thing we do that is unkind, unreal, needlessly cruel and subjective. We won't see the destruction that always occurs in our creation.
Real Conscience
Our moral relationship with life is not nearly as important as our ability to listen to real conscience. Not the super ego that condemns and shatters with demands and a sense of superiority, but the 'small clear voice' within that removes false assumptions and the barricades of a pretend personality. It remains our last real hope as a species, and awakening real conscience is work of the highest order. It can only begin to occur when we align ourselves with higher ideals, with that which above us.
All of this work leads to awakening the Secret Creator Within. He can easily be obscured by our somnambulistic existence. We take to task all of our mechanical responses to life; the battle of yes and no, the reality of our inner and outer existence, embracing the dark side enough to get knowledge of it, all awakening in us our real ability to love and forgive.

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