Category Archives: Creativity

The glass is half full, the glass is half empty, but ….

As I was thinking this morning, I began with just a short view of this issue, but as you begin to empty your mind with brainstorming idea, the post took on a life of it’s own as I began to think of others. When you think of the familiar saying “The glass is either half full or half empty” describing either an optimist or a pessimist, when you pause and look at it more closely you find that there are opportunities than you originally saw:

  • Optimist – The glass is half full
  • Pessimist – The glass is half empty

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Be curious about opportunities beyond your current viewpoint

When you’re working in a job or doing a job, you only see what is in front of you, rarely looking up or taking the time to see what is around you. Here is a perfect example of someone that not only shows, but demonstrates to others the potential and possibilities that are in front of them.

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Practice makes…nope, it’s not what you’ve been told.

English: Practice makes perfect

English: Practice makes perfect (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You’ve heard the saying, practice makes perfect, right? We’ve all head it, but has anyone ever analyzed this saying to figure out what it really means in the working or entrepreneurial world?

Well, I’m going to show you why that statement is wrong and what can be said to make it correct and accurate.

There are three levels of practicing something, they are:

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Walt Disney: An Orchestra versus a Jazz Ensemble

When it comes to producing a product or service, there’s a viewpoint that comes about that really shows differences, of what has been showcased in various forms: An orchestra or a Jazz Ensemble.

Here Walt Disney in this video talks about the various artists he employes to draw his animations, as well as their personal views and talents painting the same item. But of what is most important is what Disney quotes of an artist telling first time artists what they should do in the very first part of the video.

It’s good advice, not only for artists, but for entrepreneurs, too. Enjoy, as the info is still relevant for today after may decades.

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Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

I have been doing a lot of behind the scenes changes, not only about my blog, but more importantly about the content of my blog. I have been reading a lot of information and historical information for a revision of my book. I have read eight books in the last four months as well as being involved in a number of issues that affect both me and you, especially in Colorado. Getting to the simple issues that make your and my life better. Hence so little has been done with my blog of late. But, never one for the loss of an idea, here’s one that just might strike a nerve, or at least I hope it does, because it did me.

Seeing what was good in history to seeing a current situation as bad and wanting to change back to the “good ol’ days” is a lot or change, once you realize that the current good is really bad. But change only takes one step at a time. Watch Ron Finley as he shows how simple change can be.

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iWork magazine templates: either time or money

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As an entrepreneur you either have time or have money, but usually not both. Later on as your business grows you’ll trade time for money by allowing others to do things they are better at than you are to free you up to do what you do best. But in the beginning if you don’t have the money then you have to do things yourself. But how can you save yourself time and money? Let’s take a look.

Buy Templates. You can take a look at Brad Gosse’s magazine templates and purchase them and make the adjustments you need and then create the documents. He has some great ideas and flair for this thing called marketing. Getting his templates will save you time, especially as low the price is for them.

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