Author: PatSullivan

How Can You Picture the Genius In All of Us?

Albert Einstein, the primary international symbol for genius, frequently insisted that he had no special gifts except passionate curiosity. “The important thing is not to stop questioning,” he said. “One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the

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Need a Compelling Vision? Start with the Anti-Vision

Your creative, visionary self requires juicy, specific details, but most people over the age of five can’t easily imagine exactly what they want. Yet most people can easily describe what they don’t want … like how awful it would be

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Lost Your Genius?

You probably have lost access to much of the brilliance you had when you were a child. Numerous tests show that 90-98% of children register genius level abilities to think of many possibilities. Only 2% of adults are so smart.

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Who Speaks For You When You Can’t Speak for Yourself?

An Advance Care Health Directive can save your life and help make life worth living. Here are tips for how to find the best legal directive forms and how to get past emotional or spiritual issues so you can name the right persons to speak for you when you can’t speak for yourself.

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For a Breakthrough Vision, Get Naked

There’s a great reason many visionary geniuses get their best ideas naked in the shower: being divested of your usual social masks, ou’re not worrying so much about what others think. You’re just focused on coming clean, more receptive to new ideas, more relaxed. Here’s how to be “naked” emotionally and spiritually so you can access your own best wisdom.

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If Congress Were the Visionaries We Need Them To Be

The recent debt deal shows how un-visionary Congress and the electorate are. Here are a reminder that without vision we perish; with it we can thrive. Here are a call to action for Congress and us to get past our distortions and divisions, then find a vision that solves problems and guides us into something better. Includes wisdom from Abraham Lincoln, who knew a lot about leading a divided country.

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Without vision, we perish

Want Economic Turnaround? Create It! Wall Street is too untrustworthy. Government is too partisan, and media are too obsessed with who’s sleeping with whom to envision an economy that works for all. Fortunately, fellow citizens are creating a variety of breakthrough ways to create a better economy.

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The Mockingbird Solution to Blocked Creativity

Though humans are born with the potential to be far more creative than mockingbirds, the high creativity that bubbles in us as five-year-olds is mostly repressed by the end of second grade. One of the easiest ways to recover that creativity and develop it is to imitate the mockingbird. Here are 8 tips for how to do that — to enrich your life and workl

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For Inspiration for Work and Life, Walk in the Woods

Because the power to be visionary is loaded in our DNA, it’s possible to have a compelling vision for life and work any time, anywhere. But there’s no more natural visioning time than fall, when nature itself is gloriously transforming; no better visioning exercise than a walk in the woods.

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If Lawyers Can Thrive by Meditating at Work, Anyone Can

Need some proof that meditation and other spiritual practices are useful, not flakey at work? Need REALLY PRACTICAL stuff like how to get through everyday challenges like too much to do, too little time, too little appreciation or support? Look no further than the legal field.

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