The Heart of the Matter
April 07, 2020
A Free Online Tool to Spark Some Big Ideas & Breakthroughs For You

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If you have found your way to this blog, there's a good chance you have a rich inner life. Your commitment to "know thyself" has probably served you well during these tough times of the Coronavirus. Outwardly, things may be falling apart, but inwardly you are still connected to the changeless. Yea! Congratulations! Stay with it!

Still, there's no denying the fact that "things on the outside" are in disarray. It's stressful, chaotic, and sometimes downright scary. Perhaps you've lost your job or your business has gone under. Maybe your income has shrunk or you're scrambling to figure out how to "make it" in the world.

If that's the case, I have a present for you.

It's not a mask or money or a magic pill, but it it may be more useful than any of those things. Simply put, it's an online creative thinking tool I invented to help people originate big, bold ideas -- a way to go beyond the status quo and increase their odds of thinking more creatively -- something that is much needed these days.

I call it Free the Genie.

I used to sell it in the hopes of getting rich (ha!), but now I'm giving it away -- my little effort to be of service without breathing on you.

It's easy to use and takes very little time. All you need is a compelling question, some curiosity, and the willingness to go beyond the status quo.

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So there you have it -- my best shot at helping you give it your best shot. Click here for your free subscription.

PS: If online creative thinking tools are not your thing, maybe one of the articles below will be the spark you need to get the wheels turning.

As John Cage once said, "I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."

Einstein's approach to problem solving
50 awesome quotes on possibility
Listen to your subsconscious mind
25 ways to free up your creativity
How to attract a breakthrough idea
20 quotes on beginning
101 CreativiTeas for Innovators
The awesome power of immersion
100 quotes on what it takes to innovate

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January 17, 2012
Introducing the Premium Channel!

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Words of Peace Global
has just launched an exciting, new service -- the Premium Channel, which will make Prem Rawat's most recent talks available online within two weeks of his public presentations.

Premium Channel broadcasts will be high quality, full length, and available every Friday night (give or take a few). This new feature is a departure from previous WOPG "Lifestreams", insofar as the Premium Channel will be pay-per-view. WOPG.org will continue offering lots of videos, online, for free.

More info about it here.
Watch the premiere

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August 04, 2011
Inside/Out Culture of Innovation

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If you are a member of an organization that wants a "culture of innovation" -- you have two basic choices: outside/in or inside/out.

Outside/in is the most common approach. It assumes that re-engineering systems or processes is the way to go. You know, crank up the rewards, have more brainstorming sessions, increase cross-functional collaboration, buy idea management software and so forth.

Not that there's anything wrong with that, mind you, but it's often just a slick way of moving around the deck chairs on the Titanic. It looks good. It's promising. You feel like you are doing something, but the ship is still sinking.

The other approach -- inside/out -- is far less common. Understandably so. And why it's less common is because it's slower and, to a lot of left-brained business people, borders on voo doo.

The inside/out approach doesn't so much aim for "organizational change" as it does individual change (working on the premise that an organization is nothing more than a collection of individuals).

In the inside/out approach, each person commits to -- as Mahatma Ghandi put it -- "be the change you want to see in the world."

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Ah, personal responsibility! Personal accountability! The place where the buck stops. You! Me! And every person you work with.

It's not about re-engineering. It's not about new initiatives. It's not about processes, acronyms, websites, or whatever.

It's about mindset -- as in the "place" every single person in your organization is coming from.

The fact is: every single person in your organization already knows what to do in order to have a culture of innovation. They do. They really do. It's common sense.

Consultants like to make it mysterious, of course, but it's actually very simple.

Does your organizations' longstanding history of imperfection get in the way of each individual operating at their highest potential? Of course it does. Will refining systems and processes help? Of course they will. But the real deal is NOT a "program". The real deal is each and every person bringing their innate wisdom to the table every single day. Their highest self. Their best self.

If you can find a way to get a critical mass of people to be committed to inside/out change, you're 90 percent of the way there.

Simple.

Simple, unfortunately, is not the same thing as "easy" -- especially these days where so many of us worship at the feet of complexity.

Your thoughts?

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