October 28, 2023
101 CreativiTeas for Innovators


No matter how many times I tell people there's no such thing as a "magic innovation pill," every one keeps asking.

This just in: I don't have the magic pill. But I DO have something even better -- a virtual potion that has the potential to liberate you from the bothersome obstacles that keep sabotaging your ability to innovate. Simply read the list below, pick the CreativiTea you most need to imbibe, and think about what it would take you to manifest more of this quality in your life these days. Bottoms up!

1. Opening Up to PossibiliTea

2. Easy Going FlexibiliTea

3. Gandhi-like HumiliTea

4. Well-timed AdaptabiliTea

5. Taking Care of Details Amidst InfiniTea

6. Loosey Goosey ManeuverabiliTea

7. Acceptance of MortaliTea

8. Flashes of NonsensicaliTea

9. Beyond MoraliTea

10. An Occasional Dose of RealiTea

11. Following Your Passion With ImpuniTea

12. Balancing PolariTea

13. InterdimensionaliTea

14. Total QualiTea

15. Unfettered CreativiTea

16. Appreciation of DiversiTea

17. Tuning in to SynchroniciTea

18. OriginaliTea

19. UnconventionaliTea

20. Old Fashioned PracticaliTea

21. CuriosiTea

22. Celebration of IndividualiTea

23. A Deeper Sense of InevitabiliTea

24. Letting Go of FutiliTea

25. A Transformed MentaliTea

26. Go With the Flow FluidiTea

27. Baby Oh Baby SensualiTea

28. WhimsicaliTea

29. Child-like SimpliciTea

30. Tiger-like FerociTea

31. Nose to the Grindstone DurabiliTea

32. Let it Rip TheatricaliTea

33. Grrr!! TenaciTea

34. Authentic AuthenticiTea

35. Mucho GenerosiTea

36. Acceptance of AsymmetricaliTea

37. Quick Moving MobiliTea

38. Enlightened SpiritualiTea

39. Day By Day ClariTea

40. Sylvester Stallone MusculariTea

41. In the Moment SpontaneiTea

42. Twelve Step SobrieTea

43. Beethovian VirtuosiTea

44. Wild Maniacal HilariTea

45. Increased CapaciTea


47. Lucid PerspicaciTea

48. Ha Ha Ha LeviTea

49. Focused SingulariTea

50. A Daily Shot of InsaniTea

51. Expressing Your PersonaliTea

52. Frontal NudiTea

53. International CommuniTea

54. Much More VarieTea

55. Information Highway ActiviTea

56. Higher ProductiviTea

57. Que Sera SororiTea

58. Off the Wall BanaliTea

59. Alimentary CanaliTea

60. Relaxed InformaliTea

61. Sprint? Verizon? AT&Tea?

62. Understanding Primal CausaliTea

63. SpecificiTea

64. Huge Amounts of PubliciTea

65. Give Up Feeling ShitTea

66. IntentionaliTea

67. Beyond Beyond MetaphysicaliTea

68. A Bowl of Soup and a BLTea

69. Hip Hop, Reggae MusicaliTea

70. Calling on Your Own DiviniTea

71. A Touch of SubtleTea

72. Profound ProfundiTea

73. Bottom Line ProfitabiliTea

74. Surprise and SerendipiTea

75. Do It Now InstantaneiTea

76. Proven CertifiabiliTea

77. Solid MarketabiliTea

78. Truth, Love and BeauTea

79. ExponentialiTea

80. Let Go and Be EmpTea

81. We Are the World SolidariTea

82. A Twist, A Change, Some NovelTea

83. Getting Down to the Nitty GritTea

84. San Andreas FaulTea

85. Midwestern SinceriTea

86. Transcending Financial ScarciTea

87. Death of CertainTea

88. Buddha and KrishnamurTea

89. You Don't Have to Feel So GuilTea

90. Total ResponsibiliTea

91. Challenge AuthoriTea

92. Anyone here From Joisey CiTea?

93. More and More CredibiliTea

94. Get it Done MasculiniTea

95. Be More Receptive to FemininiTea

96. A Three Month Vacation in TahiTea

97. Get Rich and Become a CelebriTea

98. Much Deserved SereniTea

99. Hot Diggity DoggiTea

100. Tons of PositiviTea

101. If All There Is Is Now, What Is EterniTea?


Idea Champions

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October 09, 2023
THE JOY OF WRITING: Breakthrough Coaching for Aspiring Writers


If you are thinking of writing a book or need support to help you complete the book you are already writing, my services may be of interest to you.

As an award-winning author (7 books), poet, editor, blogger, writing coach, and social media maven, I know what it takes for aspiring writers to navigate the often turbulent waters of the creative process.

Only 3 out of 100 people who begin to write a book ever complete it. Ouch!

Starting a book is easy. Completing it is a whole other story. All kinds of "things" tend to head their ugly rear along the way, making it challenging for even the most experienced of writers to turn their good intentions into reality:

-- Doubt
-- Perfectionism
-- Procrastination
-- Writer's block
-- Lack of discipline
-- Negative beliefs
-- Perceived lack of time
-- Fear of failure
-- Unsupportive significant others
-- Self-sabotage
-- Absence of meaningful feedback
-- Funky mindset
-- Distractability
-- Confusion about publishing options

If any of the above have their way with you, I can be of service.

I am very experienced at bringing out brilliance in others -- helping people turn theory into practice. I've done this with thousands of aspiring innovators and more than 100 organizations over the past 35 years.

Curious? Intrigued? Interested? If so, feel free to text, call or email me to schedule a free 30-minute Discovery Call to see if your needs and my services are a good fit for you.


"Mitch knows what will work and what won't when it comes to dealing with writer's block, procrastination, or any of the myriad ways writers-to-be self-sabotage their own success. He'll get you off your ifs, ands, and butt and into doing the actual work of writing. If you truly want to finish writing your book, hire Mitch as your coach. You will end up with your book." - Val Vadeboncoeur

"Mitch's coaching services were indispensable in helping me approach and organize my new book. Mitch is intelligent, discerning, compassionate and accountable. He shows up and helps his writing clients show up, too. It was both pleasurable and useful to work with him. I feel much more confident going forward." - Ellen Goldberg

"Mitch Ditkoff has been of great value to me in my writing projects. He easily understands what I want to say and, equally important, he wants to understand me. He prefers to coach and not correct. He allows me to go off on tangents as much as I want, but then brings it all back to simple, clear, logical expressions. I enjoy his company and do not feel pressured to produce more than I can at anyone time. I find his writing, coaching and support enjoyable and helpful." -- Dr. John Horton

"For many years friends have been encouraging me to put down in writing some of my life experiences. On top of this, I've carried around a desire to leave behind, for my children, an account of the adventurous life I lived prior to their coming into this world. All this time I admired Mitch's prolific, witty and insightful writing. Knowing there was a writer hidden deep within my depths, I couldn't think of anyone else to help coax him to the surface. With Mitch's guidance and encouragement I was able to map out a strategy and begin putting my thoughts and memories down in the form of a blog. The positive feedback I've since received has boosted my ability to articulate myself in a compelling manner." - Ron Brent

My books:
Storytelling for the Revolution
Unspoken Word
Storytelling at Work
Full Moon at Sunrise
Awake at the Wheel

My websites:

Four of my blogs:
Storytelling at Work
Unspoken Word
Heart of the Matter


Mitch Ditkoff

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Who Are We?

Idea Champions is a consulting and training company dedicated to awakening and nurturing the spirit of innovation. We help individuals, teams and entire organizations tap into their innate ability to create, develop and implement ideas that make a difference.

Click here for the simplest, most direct way, to learn more about Idea Champions' semi-fearless leader, Mitch Ditkoff. Info on his keynotes, workshops, conferences, and more.
Storytelling for the Revolution
Storytelling for the Revolution is Mitch Ditkoff's newly published book about the power of personal storytelling to elevate the conversation on planet Earth. Provocative. Evocative. And fun. YOU have stories to tell. This book will help you tell them.
Storytelling at Work
"The world is not made of atoms," wrote the poet, Muriel Rukeyser. "It's made of stories." Learn how to discover, honor, and unpack the stories of yours that show up "on the job" in Mitch Ditkoff's award-winning 2015 book, Storytelling at Work.
Top 5 Speaker
Mitch Ditkoff, the Co-Founder and President of Idea Champions, has recently been voted a top 5 speaker in the field of innovation and creativity by Speakers Platform, a leading speaker's bureau.
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Workshops & Trainings
Highly engaging learning experiences that increase each participant's ability to become a creative force for positive change
Brainstorm Facilitation
High impact certification training that teaches committed change agents how to lead groundbreaking ideation sessions
Cultivating Innovation
Your "best and brightest" are the future leaders of your company, but unless they know how to foster a culture of innovation, their impact will be limited. A one-day workshop with us is all they need to begin this journey.
Our Blog Cabin
Our Heart of Innovation blog is a daily destination for movers and shakers everywhere — gleefully produced by our President, Mitch Ditkoff, voted "best innovation blogger in the world" two years running.
Team Innovation
Innovation is a team sport. Brilliant ideas go nowhere unless your people are aligned, collaborative, and team-oriented. That doesn't happen automatically, however. It takes intention, clarity, selflessness, and a new way of operating.
Awake at the Wheel, Book about big ideas If you're looking for a powerful way to jump start innovation and get your creative juices flowing, Awake at the Wheel is for you. Written by Mitch Ditkoff, Co-Founder and President of Idea Champions.
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