November 25, 2014
Jump Start Innovation the Easy Way

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Are you interested in raising the bar for innovation in your organization? Do you want to jump start creativity? Curious to explore new ways of upgrading the quality of your brainstorming sessions?

If so, here are eight short videos from Idea Champions' Co-Founder, Mitch Ditkoff, that very much relate to what you are interested in. May ring some chimes or open some doors or whatever metaphor you prefer that describes how to tune into new realms of possibility.

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In defense of brainstorming

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November 19, 2014
The Carrot Clarinet

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November 18, 2014
CREATIVITY SECRET #8: Act As If!

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Do you know what the opposite of a "professional" is? A "confessional." And, at the risk of being unprofessional, here's mine:

One of the great secrets to manifesting anything on planet Earth is to act as if -- to proceed in the spirit of already having succeeded -- or what Steven Covey refers to as "begin with the end in mind."

Why is this important? Because you already are what you profess to be, even if it's not apparent yet.

This state of mind, which is the polar opposite of doubt, could easily be construed to be some kind of con game. But it's not.

In a con game, the intention is to deceive -- to manipulate others by pretending to be something you're not.

When you act as if, you are simply being that which you already are, but hasn't manifested yet.

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You are, as described in the introduction to Awake at the Wheel, the IDEA of something not yet fully embodied.

The intention, always, in the game of creation, is never to deceive, but to CONCEIVE -- to bring into being a positive, life-affirming outcome.

When you, with integrity, act CONFIDENTLY (from the Latin "con-fide" -- meaning "with faith"), you are not playing a "confidence game" -- you are jump starting the creative process.

Got it? Good.

WHAT YOU CAN DO
1. Suspend doubt for the moment.
2. Close your eyes and see your BIG IDEA as already manifested.
3. From that place, express yourself with authenticity, style, and a sense of humor.

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November 05, 2014
Our New Brainstorm Website

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Our NYC showcase on 11/19

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November 03, 2014
Thoroughly Thoreau

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"I have learned,
that if one
advances
confidently
in the direction
of his dreams,
and endeavors to
live the life
he has imagined,
he will meet
with a success
unexpected
in common hours."

-- Henry David Thoreau

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Storytelling at Work is Mitch Ditkoff's newly published book about the power of personal storytelling in business – why it matters and what you and your organization can do to leverage the impact of storytelling in the workplace.
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