Unleash your creativity

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Creative people are inventors. They invent problems and they invent solutions. All people are creative to various extents. It’s just that some people act on their ideas and others ignore them. Creativity is an important characteristic to foster. Fostering creative thinking means you will be more likely to seek out opportunities, see problems and come up with new ideas and solutions. Read More

Who wants to be a millionaire?

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Review of Melbourne Unconvention

I recently attended the Melbourne Unconvention along with 900 other entrepreneurs and business people. Hosted by The Entourage, the day was to be jam packed full of real life stories as well as advice on starting and running a business. I went along with an open mind to listen to the eight hours of keynote speakers as I am always keen to hear inspiring stories and pick up business tips. The host and MC, Richard Bell, promised in his introduction that the day would not involve any selling or sales pitch! Read More

Fifty empowering and inspirational quotes

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The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation. Benjamin Disraeli

Why do we like quotes? Quotes that you relate to are not generally new information. They are well formed phrases that neatly express what we know or believe. They are bite size snippets of what people have learnt over their life and can act as reminders for values and behaviours that can get lost or forgotten in the whirlwind of life. They can also empower and inspire you to be the person you want to be. Here are just a few motivating words from  variety of sources: Read More

Are you pinning?

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The more we share the more we have – Leonard Nimoy

I  love Pinterest as a visual resource and a bookmarking site. However, it is also a great way to share images, ideas and links. When you see a pin on another person’s pinboard that you like, you have five choices. You can follow that person, follow that pinboard, like the pin, comment on the pin, or repin the pin onto one of your own pinboards.

You can use the search tool within Pinterest to find things of interest such as “pink”, or “pretty” or “classroom”. Most of the pins can be followed back to the website where they came from so you can source further information and images. Read More

Where do ideas come from?

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Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesise new things – Steve Jobs

The creative process seems like magic. You pose a problem then create a solution. Rather like the magic trick of pulling a rabbit out of a hat. Although somewhat magical, this process has got a method, however, there is not right or wrong way to solve a creative problem. This is the wonderful part of creativity. We all have our own processes. However, there are some aspects that help to make this process work more effectively. Read More