“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso  

Do you still take creative time consistently in your schedule?  The challenge brought up by Picasso in this quote is one which affects many people in general and entrepreneurs specifically.

Remember when you were younger how you could dream and daydream about so many great ideas.  You would think of all the possibilities for what life would hold for you.  You would imagine games to play and activities to do with your friends.  Maybe you sang and danced more.  Maybe you put on skits or performances for your family.  Or did you just stare up at the clouds imagining what each cloud looked like.  

Your mind was just free to be as artistic and creative as it ever had been.  This was a highly creative time in your life because you were using your mind this way frequently.  

This creative side is what often gets pushed aside for many as they get older.  The every day routine and responsibilities take precedence.  Focus often becomes more structured in processes and procedures leaving what ends up becoming less to often no creative time in your schedule.  The challenge is just like any muscle which is neglected, it will become weaker and weaker with less and less use. 

This creative muscle weakening hurts your overall enjoyment of life.  It traps you in linear thinking mode which typically stifles creative and artistic thinking.  

One of the exercises I do with regularity is imagine what I want my world and life to be like.  I just take quiet time and let my mind wander entertaining any idea which pops into it no matter how far outside of my current reality it is.  This is where I came up with the desire to be the first entrepreneur on the moon.  This is just one of many ways to exercise your creative side.  

Others are ideas such as think up one business idea each day and add it to your journal.  Read new books.  Visit an art gallery.  Discuss your future dreams with friends.  Sing your favorite songs in the car or the shower.  Meditate.  Journal daily.

Now when you open up the creative juices again and flex your creative muscle, it get stronger.  These stronger muscles then come into play constantly in my everyday life and business.  It helps me find or think of solutions to challenges faster.  It helps me recognize and create the opportunity right in front of me.  It allows me the chance to find more fun in my life for myself and my family.  It helps dream up new ideas for my businesses which may have never surfaced.

Continuous exercise of your creative muscle will help you experience more success and enjoy life to another level.  Figure out ways to incorporate more creative time into your life.  The more you do, the more impressive the results in your life. 


Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

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Hey everyone, Paul Finck here, the Maverick Millionaire, founder of the Maverick Selling System, and author of How to Become a Sales Maverick and Double Your Income.

I want to talk to you today about being a maverick. I’ve been told that I’m a maverick, and so I grabbed a hold of it, and became comfortable in that reference, became comfortable in that skin.

People have been sending me articles, sending me information about what it really means to be a maverick.  There is tons of research on it to the point where Time Magazine did an article not that long ago, about, making sure you have mavericks in your business; that you have mavericks on your team.

No matter how important it is to be a team player, and to build a community, it’s just as important, and sometimes even more important, to make sure that you’ve got those highly creative people right next to you creating the amazing results to make your company move to a whole another level.

People like Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs; these people are innovators, especially when they started off. They created an innovation that transcended their industry, transcended what was going on at the time, to create amazing results. They stepped outside of the box. I want to talk to you about what this particular article, and what other research has shown me as some of the Top 10 Core Traits of Being a Maverick and creating that greatness.

  1. You’ve got to be innovative, independent minded, individualistic. Not only look for that in yourself, look for that in other people on your team. You want them to be thinking on their own, and that way they can create a magnitude of results in a short period of time, simply by trusting their gut and moving forward.
  2. Mavericks are completely goal-focused, and I do mean completely goal focused. They create a goal and they go after it, regardless of anything else around them.
  3. They achieve success through risk taking. Taking risks, stepping outside of the box if you will.
  4. Breaking the rules. They absolutely, to step outside the box, they’ve got to break the rules.  When they’ve got a rule book, assume they’re going to break it; assume they’re going to step beyond those boundaries. Yet, when they do that’s when opportunity strikes.
  5. Mavericks are open to experience. What do I mean by that? They’re open to just enjoy, experience, test out new things. Whatever they haven’t done before, they’re willing to do right now, just to do it, for the sake of doing it.
  6. They’re also willing to stand their ground. Sometimes they’re called argumentative. Sometimes they just don’t fit in because they’re disagreeable. It’s because they have this willingness to stand their ground. When they know something is right, when they know it is true in their gut. When they know that is the direction we all need to be moving in, they will not falter, they will stand their ground and drive everyone to that same conclusion.
  7. They will move forward regardless of criticism. Regardless of other people being by their side, regardless of whether you decide they’re right or wrong, a maverick will move forward. They will not be faltered, they will not be halted by other people saying, “This can’t be done”, “you’re doing it wrong”, “you’re moving in the wrong direction”. They will absolutely grab a hold of that and go, “I got it, and I’m going for it anyway”. “I hear you and I’m going for it anyway”.
  8. Here is what’s interesting, they have low worriness factor. They don’t worry about consequences.  They don’t worry about failure.  They don’t worry about doing it wrong. They simply are moving forward regardless. That worriness factor, or being neurotic about it isn’t in the equation, and the lower that is, the higher their ability to be a maverick is. They just don’t get that anxious feeling in their body and in their soul.
  9. Mavericks are obviously highly creative. That probably should have been number 1. Highly creative in what they do. They’re always looking for the way it hasn’t been done before.  Let’s test it out. Maybe that’s the new way to do it.  They’re looking for the alternatives.
  10. They persevere. Mavericks never, ever, ever, ever give up.

Those are the top 10 that I have experienced and that I have seen, that help me to be a maverick, and might help all of you to do the same.  Not only embrace this for yourself, also look for it in your team members, because the more of us there are, the more we have a chance of changing the world.

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The human mind is the most incredible computer you can imagine. Although the scientists are still debating as to the exact location of the “mind”, lets agree it is somewhere in the brain.

Our brain is composed of some 14 trillion brain cells! According to the scientists, humans use less than 10% of these cells and thus less than 10% of their mental capability. Most use even less – probably using closer to 1%. The good news is our potential is virtually unlimited.

For our purposes, imagine that the brain is in two parts: the Conscious mind and the Subconscious (or Inner) mind. The conscious mind does all our day to day thinking, our communication with others and general thoughts each day of our lives. Do you realize that you are thinking at the rate of about 1,200 words a minute?

The Subconscious mind looks after all our involuntary functions: the beating of our hearts, the breathing of our lungs. It also has stored in it every single experience and every thought we have ever made from the moment we were born. Some people believe that it also contains all the memories of our past lives as well. As it contains memories of everything that has ever happened, we can use it to locate information we need. For instance, you may be walking down the street and suddenly bump into someone you haven’t seen for a long while. Whilst talking, you are frantically thinking of their name, and suddenly it will come to you, hopefully whilst you are still in conversation!

When it is something that occurred many years ago, your subconscious mind may have to spend a long time locating the necessary information. That is why we can sometimes have a challenge when we go to bed. In the morning the answer will suddenly pop into our heads.

Admittedly, it doesn’t work exactly the way we want it to. Although our brain is perfect; It remembers and files away everything. Sometimes our recall is faulty. When something is “on the tip of our tongue”, our brain is searching for the answer. The “search” may take longer than you want it to. The best way to handle this is to temporarily “forget” what you want to remember. Your mind will continue to search and soon it will “come back to you” whilst you are thinking about something completely different. When you are constantly absent-minded, you may consider taking a memory training course or additional personal coaching to increase your focus and capabilities.

There is a third part of our mind also. This is the Super-Conscious mind. Hardly anything is known about it, and this is where everything really important happens. Ideas come from here. So does creativity, and ESP. (Extra Sensory Perception) When you come up with a good idea, it comes directly from your Super-Conscious mind, through your Sub-Conscious mind to your Conscious mind, and it is then up to you to act upon it.

Your Super-Conscious mind is your creative force, and is the most important part of your mind. It contains all the answers to anything you may ever want to know. Writers, artists, composers, inventors, clairvoyants, and all sorts of other people use this part of their mind. Their inspiration for what they create comes from their ability to “tap” into this section of their mind.

A composer may start on a melody and then, all of a sudden, the rest of the tune just comes with no apparent effort on his part. It has all come from directly from the Super-Conscious mind. Your Super-Conscious mind contains all the information of the universe and you have access to it whenever you want. All you have to do is ask.

You have already used it many, many times. Say, for instance, that you have a major challenge that has to be resolved the following day. You worry about it and think about it, and find it hard to get to sleep as it is still bothering you. When you wake up the following morning, the answer suddenly pops into your head. “Eureka” you cry and you happily go and solve the challenge. Where did the answer come from? You did not have it when you fell asleep. It was not in your Conscious mind, nor was it in your Sub-Conscious.

What happened was, while you were asleep, the Sub-conscious contacted the Super-Conscious mind and asked for the answer. Next time you have a challenge of this sort, tell your Sub-Conscious mind about it and say that you need an answer by a certain time.

Overnight is fine, and two days would be better. Don’t tell it how you want the problem resolved. Just ask for the answer and confidently expect it to come. Ask again several times during the time limit you have set, and your Super-Conscious mind will solve your challenge.

Start utilizing your Super-Conscious mind more often and tap into the fullest potential of your mind and your fullest potential.