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In Europe a builder made creative use of wooden shipping paletts. He designed a temporary garden house for a party. He said everyone loved it. He took what was trash to others and made something beautiful out of it for others to enjoy. How are you being creative in your life? Everyone is creative but not everyone uses their creativity to become more successful. The reason is barriers. 1. Negative thinking. 2. Believing creativity is a gift for only a select few people. 3. Lack of effort to try new ideas. 4. Trying something new and failing and allowing past experiences to become a stumbling block to future efforts. 5. Comparing oneself to others. The common denominator to all these barriers is "risk." If you will use your creativity you will have to take some risks. In the place or environment where you work or live everyone has creative ideas for how to be more successful. Husbands think, maybe if I just did something surprising with my wife our relationship would improve. Fathers think, maybe if I surprised my son with my taking interest in his love of music our relationship would improve. A small business owner thinks, maybe if I opened my house to my staff once a quarter for a cookout I could get to know them and their families better and this could improve our communication on the job. But at the end of the day they are just thoughts and we never take the risk to overcome the barriers standing between us and taking action. Decide to invest in your own creativity by taking action on your thoughts. You will be surprised by your success. Let us know what you do so we can celebrate your success with others!

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Get Creative: Overcome Your Barriers

Take the Risk In Europe a builder made creative use of wooden shipping paletts. He designed a temporary garden house for a party. He said everyone loved it. He took what was trash to others and made something beautiful out … Continue reading

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Get Creative: Wedding Funeral Parlor

In Tough Economic Times Get Creative During a tight economy like what we have been experiencing in our country the past two years businesses are forced to become more creative in order to survive. Sometimes these creative moves not only … Continue reading

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#11 Bikini Day: A cure for absenteeism

In our company we wanted to reduce the amount of days people missed work. One of the biggest excuses for missing work where we had one of our companies was snow. We would have huge snows and people would call … Continue reading

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Ten Things a Father Should Avoid if He Wants to Remain the Hero in His Daughter’s Eyes:

Ten Things a father should avoid if he wants to remain the hero in his daughter’s eyes: Dressing up as “Super Wal-Mart Plastic Bag Man” and springing out of the hall closet to surprise your daughter and her friends. Calling … Continue reading

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How to be the Best Teen Guest Ever, and why: Ten Ways

The key to great travel is to be invited back. Nothing increases your chances of this better than having been a great guest the first go around. This is especially true for young travelers. Here are ten ways to be … Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Mistakes, or You’re Fired! 10 Reasons

Truly, you learn from your mistakes!: Just like Monte in the video whose mistake led to an entire company improving their intercultural skills, when you reveal a mistake you and everyone around you can learn from it. Mandatory reporting of … Continue reading

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Hugo’s Questions: Failed Deadlines part two

Bill, you were right. I discovered that the problem was a lack of communication between myself and the person who was causing the delay in meeting the objective. I decided to listen to what he had to say and there were … Continue reading

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Hugo’s Questions: What to do with Failed Deadlines?

Bill, what do I do when someone does not meet an agreed deadline? Sometimes it is a vendor; other times it is an employee or co-worker who does not do what they have agreed to do. Many times it is … Continue reading

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Hugo’s Questions: How to Become a Better Speaker?

Bill, how can I become a better speaker? Hugo, It is critical for a leader to express himself or herself well. Making presentations is a part of almost every job. One of the most important parts of speaking well is … Continue reading

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Hugo’s Questions: How to Develop Followers?

Bill, how can I develop followers? Hugo, the best way to have followers is to be willing to become a servant leader. I know most people don’t like the title of servant leader but the greatest leader to ever live, … Continue reading

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Hugo’s Questions: How to Lead?

Bill, how can I develop the skills to lead other people? Hugo, you will find that in order to lead others the skill you need to develop is the ability to listen. By listening to the people you want to … Continue reading

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Changing my world a handshake at a time

Used to I didn’t understand the value of stopping to shake a hand. I used to think social interaction beyond the mechanical achieving of a shared aim was a wasteful use of time. Why wait on niceties when there is … Continue reading

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