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John Cleese on Creativity

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John Cleese on Creativity In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 (we think) lecture, John Cleese offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and comedic genius. Specifically, John outlines "the 5 factors that you can arrange to make your lives more creative". Wendy is the The Career Coach - helping you to find fresh perspectives on your Job Search and Career. She helps you work towards your goals and aspirations, in a way that fits in with both work and home life. Email her at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com ,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US. A free trial/consultation allows you to try phone coaching from the comfort of your own home and without risk. Don't forget to ask about the Summer Special Offer  CV review and interview preparation and coaching to improve your confidence and self esteem are a speciality

Developing Your Creativity

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Developing Your Creativity Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way has been around 1992. With the basic principle that creative expression is the natural direction of life, Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan lead you through a comprehensive twelve-week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions, and other inhibiting forces, replacing them with artistic confidence and productivity. " I can only imagine the number of people this book has opened up in twenty years. Though I came across it about seven years ago, I didn't pick it up until recently and, as I work on new writing projects, it's helped me become much more prolific. From a health perspective, when our artistic sides are fed, we may laugh more easily, understand ourselves and others with greater depth, and feel more satisfied with life. If you're looking to nurture your artistic side a bit more, this book may

Stop Feeling Bored

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 Stop Feeling Bored This is a simple little video aimed at a younger audience.  If you are a little older, it will remind you why you didn't get bored very often as a kid when inhibitions didn't limit your ability to be creative. Now, whose for a breath holding contest? Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  and find out more at  http://wisewolfcoaching.com Related articles Making Friends For The Facebook Generation A Great Way To Quiet Your Mind! Managing People - Dealing With Difficult Employees

Time Management – Is It Working For You?

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Time Management – Is It Working For You? My five earlier posts about Time Management; The Clock Is Ticking! How Good Are You At Time Management Time Management: Know Where Time Goes - Keep A Log Pinpointing Those Emotional Blocks to Change Time Management – Becoming Better Organized Find Your Prime Time said that the first five steps in managing time are;  To be clear about your purpose and your direction in life, To know how you spend your time To include an emotional element in your time management program. To become better organized. To find out when you work best. Now you need to make sure your new time management regime is working for you. If it is, you should notice the following improvements Increased energy, productivity and motivation A greater sense of control You are more decisive and pro-active You no longer take work problems home You are acting more assertively - procrastination and perfectionism are be

Time Management – Find Your Prime Time

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Eastern Screetch-Owl  (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Time Management – Find Your Prime Time My four earlier posts about Time Management; The Clock Is Ticking! How Good Are You At Time Management Time Management: Know Where Time Goes - Keep A Log Pinpointing Those Emotional Blocks to Change Time Management – Becoming Better Organized said that the first four steps in managing time are;  To be clear about your purpose and your direction in life, To know how you spend your time To include an emotional element in your time management program. To become better organized Now you need to find out your best time to work! Some people are “owls” and work best in the late afternoon. Others are “larks” and love to wake up early and get on with their work.  One is not better than the other, they are just different. It is best to do your most demanding tasks when you are alert and at your best – work at your best internal prime time.

Working Creatively - Going with the Flow

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     Daniel Goleman , in  The Meditative Mind :   The key elements of flow are The merging of action and awareness in sustained concentration on the task at hand, The focusing of attention in a pure involvement without concern for outcome, Self-forgetfulness with heightened awareness of the activity, Skills adequate to meet the environmental demand, and Clarity regarding situational cues and appropriate response. When I sit down in my office at to write,   I enter a state of flow and I love it.   I see and feel nothing but the words before me. The state of flow is when you are so fully focused on the task at hand that you no longer realize the passage of time.   You may not feel heat or cold (I don’t) and   you may not hear what is said to you. Being in this state of allows you to achieve high productivity and be happy at the same time.   To enter the flow state, you need a goal; you need to know what you want to do and why.  Vague in