Creative Imagination

Creative imagination is more than just active imagination. To be able to actively imagine things, to see and hear things in one’s mind, is an important ability. It doesn’t have to involve much creativity, though, does it? Daydreaming, for example, is a process of imagination. It can consist of an elaborate fantasy world, but one full of all the things that many people think about. Creative imagination, then, has to include the ability not just to imagine things, but to imagine original things. It is seeing things that others don’t see, and coming up with new ideas. So how do you cultivate this? <b>Creative Imagination 101</b> First, exercise your basic imagination. It can be as simple as thinking in pictures more, or listening to music in your mind. Play little “movies” in your mind, until you can watch them on command. This is a simple process, but for those of Read More …

Creative Ideas to Follow Up After a Presentation

In this day and age, it’s simply not enough to call on someone and make a presentation. If you don’t follow up at least 7 times, you are wasting your time, as well as theirs. The more time you put into getting to know your potential customers, the better your relationship will be. Because of that, you need to follow up after a presentation, at least 7 times, and sometimes longer. Here you’ll find some creative ideas to follow up that will be sure to impress anyone. 1. Your first follow up should be a hand written note, thanking them for their time. Use a nice card, embossed with your logo, if you want, or just a simple “Thank You” card available anywhere. 2. Second, find some “Cheese Straws” at a specialty store, and send it with a note saying: “Grasping at straws to find the perfect solution to…(include a Read More …

CREATING POSSIBILITY FOR TRANSFORMATION

Transformational Counseling is about assisting another to transform his life.  Transforming ones life is not about changing it.  While life is much about doing differently, the genesis of the transformation is about a person altering or transforming his belief or thought of who he thinks he is.  We tend to believe that our life is determined or influenced by people, places, things, situations and circumstance and that who we are is the mere accumulation of our past experiences but this is not so.  Rather, it is our thoughts and beliefs that determine our experiences and life and also that we are completely and solely responsible for their creation.  What we think and believe, especially about ourselves, determines our emotions and behavior in the world and it is our behavior that merely validates what we think and believe about ourselves.  Furthermore, we believe or think that we know who we are Read More …

Create Your Own Destiny

We are constantly imitating others. When we copy other people, we can’t reproduce their charisma, talent or success. Externally, we can imitate their life, their way of dressing and drive the same kind of car, but this does not bring us fulfilment. We can take another’s life as an example, but we must think hard before we follow them. Look at the virtues of others and ask yourself: “I have something valuable and worthwhile myself? How can I bring it out?” When you notice something bad in those around you, make a firm resolve: “Let me not nurture such vices”. There is much hidden potential in each one of us. What should we do to make this blossom? When you activate yourself, you bring out all the strengths and talents that God has given you, all that is inherent in you, that is natural in you, something genuine and original. Read More …