JAM with Mike

An Archive of Mike Osorio’s Jammin’ twice-weekly email service

The Journey of Discovery

Thursday July 30, 2015 #745

“One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.”

~Edward de Bono

Stop And Look

When you or a team you’re working with find yourself stuck trying to solve a problem or imagine new opportunities, it is often helpful to re-frame the problem/question.  Move beyond the obvious or your previous experience.  Look below the surface and try to find connections or factors that may be hidden by common beliefs.  It is in this journey of discovery that you will likely find your path forward as your creativity is unleashed.

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Moving Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Tuesday July 28, 2015 #744

“The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears.”

~Dan Stevens

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Intuition is the art of using all your experience and knowledge and applying it in a new and unclear situation.  If you don’t stretch yourself beyond your habitual methods, if you stay in your comfort zone, you will likely fail or at best achieve mediocrity.  Instead, use your power of intuition to imagine new ideas and unique scenarios to creatively move through challenges and maximize opportunities.

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