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Creative Genius

Meshell Ndegeocello, a Master of Her Craft and Destiny

Diriye Osman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Diriye Osman

Whether it's publically acknowledged or not, Meshell Ndegeocello's sound is everywhere.

Jason 'J' Carter: Filling the Need for Progressive Music Lovers While Unifying a City

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

Meet Jason Carter. He is the creator of Atlanta's One Musicfest. Jason is responsible for consistently curating experiences in Atlanta for the past 15 years that fuse music, art, major brands and a great time.

Why Paul And John Needed Each Other To Create The Beatles

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living

If you’re looking for some creative inspiration, your best bet may be to brainstorm with a friend. Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of Powers of Two: F...

Secrets From The Brains Of 13 Creative Geniuses

Fast Company | Jane Porter | Posted 07.11.2014 | World

In 1963, Nancy Andreasen was the first female tenure-tracked English professor at the University of Iowa. Soon after, her first book about the poet Jo...

7 Ways To Create The Life You Want

Linda Durnell | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

The breakthrough that will lead us to the life we want, cannot happen without first examining the life we have been living. With everything we are managing and enduring, we may have lost touch with the vision of who we wanted to be and how we wanted to live.

The Words of a Creative Genius

Alex Schattner | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Alex Schattner

I like to help Alex out sometimes -- whisper sweet somethings into his ear. He needs me to puff up his creativity, and balance his sanity. We can't have him going off the deep end, can we?

Are You Right-Brained or Left-Brained? Do Americans and Germans Think Differently?

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 12.29.2013 | Business
Tom J. Hidvegi

Why are we so curious to find out our brain hemisphere dominance? I have asked this very same question from my alumni friend Leonard Sommer, who has d...

The Real Genius Of Genius Isn't The Genius

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.19.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Jim Taylor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgDo they possess the other attributes, such as passion, discipline, focus, and joy, that are necessary to see that genetic gift reach fruition?

The Trouble With Genius

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

More than raw talent or simple ability, genius gives a person their unique way of viewing the world. The inner genius holds the keys to understanding the innate style and implicit purpose set within each life.

In Your Future, What Will You Be Grateful For?

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

Say thank you to what's on its way to you. Go meet it halfway.

When Do You Choose Quality? When Do You Choose Cheap?

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

Now, let's be clear, there are two types of "easy" when you're choosing to take the Creative Genius "easy way". There's Quality easy and cheap easy. W...

What Would Your Life Be Like If You Only Did What Was Easy?

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

Genius is the ability to receive from the universe. --The I Ching It's almost unsettling to go there, isn't it? When I try to answer that question fo...

Why Are You Afraid?

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth w...

The All About You Interview

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 07.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

Most of us rarely have the opportunity to be the subject of a focused interview. Having the honor of being in that hot seat can be incredibly illuminating, and it's an effective way to clarify your driving force and Creative Genius. You just gotta ask.

A Visualization For Creation

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

When I say be creative, I don't mean you should all go and become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your ...

What Business Are You Really In?

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

You may be an event planner who is really in the business of stress management or trend spotting. Some doctors are more in the business of data dispensing than caretaking. The best hairstylists I know are actually in the healing and empowerment industry, and some of the best receptionists are in the same business as bodyguards-- they're protective ninjas. Some project managers exist to motivate. Yoga studios are community builders. Waiters sell charm, residential real-estate agents sell comfort, and we all know that bartenders are really in the therapy business.

What's Your Most Common Emotion Around Money?

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

When you can create positive emotions around money, you raise your "frequency". Your inner vibration starts to hum to the same tune as your creative power. A healthy relationship to prosperity makes for more free-flowing Creative Genius.

What's Your Purpose For Money?

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

You are the economist of what matters most to you. In terms of physical existence, there are two kinds of having: the material and the experiential...

What Does Your Perfect 12 Hours Look Like?

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

Fill your day with Creative Genius-inducing environments and actions. Imagine it. The whole point of this "perfect twelve exercise" is to actually create those ideal twelve hours -- or as close to it, even if it's just fifteen minutes, as frequently as possible until that idealism is the fabric of your everyday reality and lifestyle. Day to day makes up a lifetime. Make each day your work of art.

How Much Money Would You Like To Be Making?

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 07.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

It doesn't matter what you do for a living or from where your money flows; declaring how much money you want to earn, attract, and throw down is mighty empowering. Ideally, what you do for a living has something to do with your Creative Genius. It's always good to have your muse and your money in the same room.

When Does Your Muse Visit You?

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 07.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

Call it what you want: the zone, the flow, the magical gap, the illuminating silence . . . there is a place in space and time where we tend to think and feel most clearly. And in that place is where muses love to get your Creative Genius all fired up.

If You Knew That Your Art Would Support Your Life, How Would You Live?

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

I attended a teleseminar of Patti Digh's (author of Life Is A Verb) in which she posed this question: If you knew that your art would support your lif...

What Do People Thank You For Most Often?

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

The gratitude you receive from others is a reflection of your genius. Create a habit of noticing where and when appreciation comes to you in your lif...

What's Your Worldview?

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

Take stock: Who's on your bus-- who are you co-creating with? And how do they see the world? Now let's turn that around to get to your genius place:...

Who Do You Admire?

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

Your aspirations show up in your admiration. Mother Teresa's mystical devotion, Obama's steady character, Angelina's boldness, your grandparent's inte...