Posts tagged Thomas Edison
What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail? by: Sandra A. Daley
The next time you find yourself relaxing on the couch, having popped some corn and about to watch the “Sopranos”, instead, pose this $1,000,000 lottery question to yourself and see what flows. What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Would you work, not work? If you knew anything you touched or did held the possibility for success – whatever that is, what would you do? If there were no time constraints, no obstacles, no self-doubt, what would you do?
Some of you are already saying, “What’s the point of this!?” More >
Turn your dreams into reality: How to market your intellectual property to the global market by: Neil Armand
Turn your dreams into reality: How to market your intellectual property to the global market
Whether you have tried to market your invention, art, craft, book or other talent in the past and failed or whether you have never tried beyond nurturing your ideas in your mind, please remember this–if you deeply believe in your talent, and if you have a vision of greatness for your ideas, one day you will be able to turn your dreams into reality.
Remember Carl Carlson‘s 17-year efforts to More >
by: Vivian Banta
As an avid crafter, I often give handmade presents to those among my family and friends who appreciate this type of gift. For her birthday last year, I gave my best friend an amethyst necklace, bracelet and earring set. She loved it but responded as so many people do with a self-deprecating compliment: “You’re so talented. I could never be that creative.” This statement just kills me.
8 Critical Skills For The 2nd Half Of Life by: Dorothy Tannahill-Moran
Too many people are simply bored with their life. The boredom can create a downward spiral. The spiral can include depression, listlessness, hopelessness and many other negative feelings. Perhaps the biggest issue for a person in this situation is a sense that they don’t know what to do and so they do nothing. I call this the “deer in the headlights” effect. When faced with life (as in your life) too many people stop in their tracks, frozen with fear of making that first step.
I’d like to present 8 critical skills that you More >
Feel Like Giving Up? by: Michael A. Verdicchio
Life can be challenging and obstacles at times can seem insurmountable. Over the years, people have given up on many things because of set backs and lack of progress. Right now, there are people who are giving up.
Now there is a big difference between quitting or giving up and changing directions. Adapting or finding a better method is not giving up. Moving ahead in a new and different direction is not giving up.
Some, instead of giving up on their marriage, changed what wasn’t working to a better and more fulfilling method. Others who felt like More >
by: Craig Lock
According to Bill Gates there are 3 keys to success in any new venture:
1) Being in the right place at the right time. (You could well be already there!)
2) Have a vision of where the industry/business you’re working in is going!
3) Taking Massive and Immediate Action! (It is time to act!)
“The future belongs to those who believe in the quality of their dreams.” Was it Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, the famous German poet and philosopher who said those wise words?
Here are my 15 steps to fulfilling my wildest dreams…
1. KNOW YOURSELF. Know and accept your weaknesses and faults (we More >
by: Shery Ma Belle Arrieta-Russ
We’re born creative. However, this innate characteristic becomes buried as we get older. Our logical left brain usually takes the driver’s seat. Here are 5 ways to help you unearth your creative self.
1. Surprise Your Mind. List laughable, ridiculous, outrageous and bizarre ideas. Don’t limit yourself to ideas that other people consider “sane,” “reasonable” or “logical.” The best and most creative ideas stem from silly ones. When you’re in a creative mode, you’re suspending judgment on ideas you generate. You simply list them all down and never worry whether More >
by: Skye Thomas
I hope you do. Sounds awful, I know. But I really think the best thing that can happen to you is for you to take a timid little leap and fall flat on your face. Then, I want to see you get back up, evaluate what you did wrong, and jump again. Keep on taking that leap of faith and learning from each and every mistake until you become used to jumping and used to falling. Then, you’ll get over the fear of falling and you’ll finally begin to concentrate on flying. I want to see you run with everything you have and dive into your dreams with so much passion and fire that you forget More >
by: Laura Backes
Once you’ve plotted out your book, developed the characters and written the last word of text, the real work begins. As busy editors are bombarded with hundreds or even thousands of submissions a year, it’s more important than ever that authors apply their own editing skills to their manuscripts before putting them in the mail. Checking your basic grammar and spelling are of course important, but authors need to go beyond surface editing if their work has a chance of catching an editor’s eye.
* Trim, tighten, hack away. First, second and even third drafts of manuscripts are More >