JAM with Mike

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

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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August 7, 2015 Posted by | comfort zone, Creativity, Intuition | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dreams

Thursday January 22, 2015 #696

“There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, ‘Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams.’ Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they’re still there.”

~Erma Bombeck

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It is wonderful to reflect on your potential to improve your personal and professional life, to dream big dreams and imagine great things.  But…  Isn’t it time you stop dreaming and imagining what you want for yourself and the people in your life and actually do something about it?  Keep dreaming, AND, start doing!

February 14, 2015 Posted by | Dreams, Take Action | , , , | Leave a comment

The Opposite of Courage

Thursday November 21, 2013 #578

 

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice – it is conformity.”

 

~Rollo May

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There are always opportunities to improve your situation, new ideas to help others, and cool things to be discovered and invented.  You have the power to affect amazing positive change, but you must have the courage to act.  Don’t get lost in conforming to popular thinking and common beliefs.  If you can imagine it, you can begin to take the actions to make your dreams possible.  What can you do today to move yourself, or someone or something you care about forward?

November 23, 2013 Posted by | Belief, change, courage, imagination, Take Action | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Acting outside the box

Tuesday October 30, 2012 #467

 

“It isn’t enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box.”

 

~Tim Ferriss

 

There is such a push today for innovative and creative ideas.  We’re constantly encouraged to ‘think outside of the box’ and imagine new possibilities.  But like all thinking exercises, nothing happens with those thoughts unless action is taken.  Before you spend more time in creative brainstorming sessions, look back at your notes from the last several meetings and see what you can act upon now.

December 29, 2012 Posted by | imagination, Take Action | , , , , , , | Leave a comment