Your Creative Brain

Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life

Your Creative Brain

Research-based techniques that show everyone how to expand creativity and increase productivity Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson?s provocative book, published in partnership with Harvard Health Publications, reveals why creativity isn't something only scientists, investors, artists, writers, and musicians enjoy; in fact, all of us use our creative brains every day at home, work and play. Each of us has the ability to increase our mental functioning and creativity by learning to move flexibly among several brain states. Explains seven brain states or "brainsets" and their functions as related to creativity, productivity, and innovation Provides quizzes, exercises, and self-tests to activate each of these seven brainsets to unlock our maximum creativity Your Creative Brain, called by critics a ?new classic? in the field of creativity, offers inspiring suggestions that can be applied in both one?s personal and professional life.

Make Your Creative Dreams Real

A Plan for Procrastinators, Perfectionists, Busy P

Make Your Creative Dreams Real

Let this book be your haven, guide, fairy godmother, or map for making your creative dreams real. It's a "paper lantern" to illuminate your path. Your dreams glow in the dark even if you don't ever tend to them. They will wait for you. I know this from my experiences as a recovering procrastinator and perfectionist. My dreams waited for me -- now you can begin to make your creative dreams REAL!

Jumpstart Your Creativity

10 Jolts To Get Creative And Stay Creative

Jumpstart Your Creativity

Are you creative? Do you want to be more creative in your business and personal life? Everyone has the ability to be creative. This fun, lighthearted, and easy-to-read book will give you ten jolts to reawaken and tap into your innate creativity in order to be more successful at work and in your personal life. In this book, you will learn the tools, techniques, and methods for getting and staying creative in a competitive world. Jumpstart Your Creativity gives you proven specific effective tools and great tips to use, to both generate ideas and evaluate them effectively. Are you ready to tap into your creativity? This book will show you how, and you will be amazed at the results!

You Are Creative

Let Your Creativity Bloom

You Are Creative

Do you want to uncover the greatest secret about creativity that will instantly transform you into creative person? Then this book is for you. This extraordinary book written for the entire family, provides you with the key to unlock the hidden treasures of your mind. A single idea from this book may ignite a spark that that could revolutionize your life. Written in a unique inimitable style, the book takes you to tantalizing journey of discovery, entertainment, amazement and awakening through its well-crafted, practical and inspirational principles illustrated by captivating stories that capture your imagination. In fact, once you started, you may not be able to put the book down! Dr.YKK breaks new ground on simplicity in applying creativity techniques. Through his research, he pioneers what he calls the Three Primary Creativity techniques. With these techniques, switching on your creative brain is a breeze! The provocative Mindxercises at the end of every bloom (chapter) stimulates into you to look at any new situation from a new perspective. Another benefit is that these Mindxercises provide creative entertainment and togetherness for your whole family.Reading this book is an exhilarating and unforgettable Mind Unzipping experience! It will make a positive difference to your life.

Boost Your Creative Intelligence

Boost Your Creative Intelligence

We have all at one time or another experienced a great flash of inspiration, or been on a 'roll' when everything seems to go right, or found a better way of doing something we have been doing for years. For most of us, though, such things are all too infrequent. But now neurological experts have identified how and why these amazing experiences occur, which has led to a breakthrough in creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Drawing on this research, Harry Alder shows us how we can now perform at peak levels and consistently succeed in areas that would have once seemed impossible. His thought-provoking and absorbing guide will inspire anyone to understand the creative process and shows that through self-analysis one can: *achieve a great deal more with little effort *increase levels of inspiration and creativity *experience prolonged periods of peak performance *add a vital new dimension to one's intellectual and emotional intelligence *share some of the thinking patterns of the world's greatest achievers *take the hit and miss element out of personal achievement *know the pleasure of fulfilling the most important goals in one's life. Originally published in June 2002 as CQ: Boost Your Creative Intelligence. Revised August 2005 as Boost Your Creative Intelligence.

Training Your Brain For Dummies

Training Your Brain For Dummies

Mastering the latest fitness craze-keeping your brain healthy at any age Judging from the worldwide popularity of the brain game, Nintendo DS, and such mind-bending puzzles as SuDoku and KenKen®, keeping one's mind as limber as an Olympic athlete is an international obsession. With forecasters predicting over a million people with dementia by 2025, today's young and senior population have a vested interest in keeping their grey matter in the pink for as long as possible. Training Your Brain For Dummies is an indispensable guide to every aspect of brain fitness-and keeping your mind as sharp, agile, and creative for as long as you can. Whether you want to hone your memory, manage stress and anxiety, or simply eat brain healthy food, this guide will help you build brain health into your everyday life. Includes verbal, numerical and memory games, brain games to play on the move, tips on the best day-to-day habits, and long-term mental fitness techniques Offers ten key brain training basics, tips on brain training through one's lifetime, and improving long- and short-term memory Includes advice on improving creativity, developing a positive mindset, and reaping the rewards of peace and quiet With tips on mind/body fitness, Training Your Brain For Dummies is a must-have guide for anyone, at any age, for keeping one's mind-and quality of life-in peak condition.

Living More Than OK

Spiraling Up To Abundant Living

Living More Than OK

Living More Than OK ... Spiraling Up To Abundant Living Do you merely exist through each day? Do you ask yourself “is this all there is to life?” Then you are just living ok and that is not the way your life is meant to be. Living More Than OK ... Spiraling Up To Abundant Living takes you on a reflective journey on aspects of Positive Psychology, and other related concepts to help you to move beyond going through the motions to thriving with purpose and enjoying life to the full. Topics that will be considered are: • Tapping Into Your Creativity • Dream Big and Reach Your Goals • Follow Your Purpose With Passion • Aim For Natural Highs • Thankfulness As A Lifestyle Take the risk today to begin Living More Than OK! You were created to live a life that is flourishing and abundant! Make the right choice to begin Living More Than OK!

Spark

How to free your brain from technology to ignite your creativity

Spark

Spark was previously published as Bored and Brilliant. 'Crammed with practical exercises for anyone who wants to reclaim the power of spacing out' - Gretchen Rubin, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller The Happiness Project It’s time to move ‘doing nothing’ to the top of your to-do list Have you ever noticed how you have your best ideas when doing the dishes or staring out the window? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy connecting ideas and solving problems. However in the modern world it often feels as though we have completely removed boredom from our lives; we are addicted to our phones, we reply to our emails twenty-four hours a day, tweet as we watch TV, watch TV as we commute, check Facebook as we walk and Instagram while we eat. Constant stimulation has become our default mode. In this easy to follow, practical book, award-winning journalist Manoush Zomorodi explores the connection between boredom and original thinking, and will show you how to ditch your screens and start embracing time spent doing nothing. Spark will help you unlock the way to becoming your most productive and creative self. 'Full of easy steps to make each day more effective' - Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Organisational Behaviour

Organisational Behaviour

Robbins: Leading the way in OB Organisational Behaviour shows managers how to apply the concepts and practices of modern organisational behaviour in a competitive, dynamic business world. Written and researched by industry-respected authors, this continues to be Australia’s most popular text for introductory courses in organisational behaviour. A new suite of learning and teaching resources that will excite future managers and inspire critical thinking, accompanies the text.

Brain on Fire

Unleashing Your Creative Superpowers

Brain on Fire

Creativity. Think of the word itself for a second. What does it mean to you? Who comes to mind as a creative leader, past or present? What are some companies that thrive on creative thinking? You see it at Apple, Google, and top advertising and marketing firms. Creative thinking is welcomed at places like these. But in many corporate cultures, creativity is still undervalued and greatly misunderstood! It's time for a change. It's time that everyone be creative and recognize their creativity. It's time for you to be creative! Whether you are looking for a raise, the ability to work for yourself from your own home, or looking to improve your quality of life, happiness, or whatever goals you may have, a little bit of creativity is often the very first step - though it may not be recognized as such.