Visiting With Your Eyes

We speak in front of people. We pitch ideas or sell things or report or instruct or motivate. We speak in front of people and that is a thing we do. This is the first thing in this book about that. Let’s talk about different aspects of presentation. The first are the scary windows to the soul. Let’s talk about…

The Last Word

OK. This is about this: Listening, truly listening, to the very last thought, the very last word, a person says before forming a response. Most of us, sorry….. ALL of us…. begin thinking of the response we are going to have to what someone is saying to us during the sentence the person is uttering to us. Half way through…

Got It Now Let’s Move On

As thorough as the left critical brain seems to be and as much as it is busy thinking and measuring all of the time, this adult, sensible part of the brain is also quite lazy. In its measurement, this side will take the path of least resistance in order to quickly assess a situation or circumstance, so that it can…

The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

I’m going to create a metaphor for creative behavior using a scientific principle. I’m doing it because the comparison helps illustrate the behavior, and because I really like it. The concept is called the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. I know, relax. Werner Heisenberg was a physicist in the 1920’s through 60’s.He noticed that when you observe a particle (stay with me…

Thinking and Creating

There are a hell of a lot of ways to describe the way our brain functions and then to put some labels on them. Here are some different thoughts on some thoughts about thoughts. First, here’s a description that a lot of us are now familiar with. Left Brain and Right Brain. Here is a quick review. You see there’s…

Tricking the Brain to Play Part One

It’s no small feat to innovate. To create. To get yourself into the mind-set of that kind of thinking, that kind of play. I think it is especially difficult for the average citizen, particularly in business or science or academics, to create, to play.  Much of the time these types are about importance and seriousness. To switch into that creative mode, that reckless disorder that is play, is not only extremely confronting, but downright hard.