Surrounding yourself with the right people will result in a better you. Connect with people who will challenge you positively and progress will follow.
The Right People for a Better You
A Journey in Employability and the Entrepreneurial Mindset: Be Inspired! Inspire Others! Craig Kausen, CEO of The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. As the grandson of Chuck
You might not realize that creativity has a measurable effect on your brain function. Science has shown that blood flow to your frontal cortex increases when you’re engaged in a creative task. Creativity can boost neural pathways, and measurably increase your cognitive function.
You probably know how good essentials oils smell and that they can lift your mood.But did you know that essential oils can actually improve your brain function?
We invite you to join us to our virtual event of the series entitled GOING PLATINUM with Dr. Jay Fiene, PhD as he discusses how he has guided many into the workforce.
Search “goal setting” on your favorite search browser, and you will find yourself with hundreds of thousands of results. Everything on how to set SMART goals to worksheets and books on how to reach them.
Upheaval drags everyone down. A crisis wears on a person, eroding mood and destroying optimism. As you go into survival mode, it becomes harder and harder to hold onto any kind of joy at all. Instead, your days are taken up with emotions such as worry, anxiety, depression, anger, frustration, and fear.
Are you living up to your creative potential? Have you thought about how encouraging your creativity could help boost your skills? People with highly creative minds commonly have more energy, are skilled at problem-solving, and have high productivity.
Delegate: The cliché “greatest weakness” answer in an interview and the most under-utilized time management tool of all time.
It might surprise you to hear that something as simple as walking can actually improve your brainpower. It doesn’t even have to be full-on power walking! Even a twenty- or thirty-minute walk during your lunch break can have a positive impact on your brain. Here are eight ways science has proven that walking is excellent for your brain.
Have you ever set a goal for yourself only to find that you are continually coming up against roadblocks? It happens to everyone. Schedules change, people need things from you, or maybe a mixture of the two. This is frustrating. You feel like a failure for not reaching your goal, but you don’t know how to manage the expectations of others against your own needs.
Do you feel like you lack imagination? Do you struggle to create or to find solutions to the challenges in your life? It’s possible you’re suffering from a few creativity-blocking obstacles. By identifying the obstacles in your path, you can find ways to work around them.
You thought you were doing ok. You likely were. You’d faced several challenges already, and came out on top. Then it happened—a sudden upheaval. In an instant, your entire world changed, and you were called upon to react to a situation which sapped your energy, drained your resources, and left you feeling as though mentally, you’d just taken a battering.
You know the feeling. There’s a deadline looming, and your mind has gone completely blank. Nothing, nada. It’s like your brain has frozen. Luckily the latest research shows us the most common roadblocks to creativity, and how to move past them and get on with the job.
You’ve learned some tricks on how to manage your time, whether you’ve learned from a boss, a friend, or on your own. Yet putting those tricks into action is a different story.
It seems like insomnia is a modern epidemic. Whether you deal with insomnia or you are chronically sleep-deprived, it’s likely that poor sleep is affecting your performance.
Everyone has dreams, but not everyone makes their dreams into goals. You may have a few of these too. What are the reasons you tell yourself late at night to put the shutdown on making them a reality? These reasons are beliefs that you have, but that doesn’t mean they are valid reasons.
If you’ve ever had things fall apart at work, you’re already quite familiar with upheaval at work. It happens every time you get a new boss, or they start making significant policy changes. Though let’s face it, even those small changes in the office can create tension and make it difficult to get things done.
You might think that creativity is something you can’t do. So many people say, ‘oh I’m just not the creative type.’ But it is within everyone to be creative. And it’s not just good for the soul to sketch or play with clay or embroider. Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes, and it has some unexpected benefits for the rest of your life.
Although it’s true that some people are more creative than others, everyone can be inventive and original in their own way. Your creativity is inside you now. Perhaps it’s just waiting for you to tap into it.
The concept of time management is pretty intuitive, right? It’s the practice of working smartly and efficiently so that you can maximize your time. There are a lot of things that can be done to maximize time, though……
You know stress is bad for you. It can lead to insomnia, poor sleep, digestive a negative impact on your mental health, increasing your risk of depression and anxiety. But did you know that stress also affects your cognitive functions?
No matter your goal, you most likely have a plan to achieve it. However, there will be road bumps along the way. Everyone doesn’t reach their destination in a linear line, sometimes there are curves, bumps, and canyons that will stand between you and what you want. Here’s how to overcome them.
If you have a career that requires creativity or you’ve ever needed a creative solution to a problem, you’re aware of how challenging it can be to be creative on command. Creativity seems to come and go with little rhyme or reason. Have you ever wished you could proactively boost your creativity? You can! Like any other skill, the ability to increase your creativity gets better with practice and experience.
When things go wrong at work, your first thought is going to be how you can protect your job. After all, without your career, the rest of your life can very quickly succumb to various pressures, not the least of which is financial.
You might think that being creative doesn’t stack up well with business. After all, the stereotype of the suffering artist or writer wrestling with the Muse doesn’t sound like a great candidate to be running a company, right? But in fact, creative people make outstanding entrepreneurs.
When you’re in upheaval, you tend to hit survival mode pretty quickly. Your life becomes focused on just getting through the day. Beyond that? You don’t have the time or energy to care. Now more than ever, you need to take advantage of what time you have for personal growth. When we are challenged is where we rise to the occasion the best.
You might be surprised to hear that you can actually train your brain to be more creative. Oftentimes, people think that creativity is some mystical,
When we consider how to keep our brains healthy, it’s common to focus on external habits we can change, like our sleep patterns, exercise, and nutrition. However, multiple scientific studies have proven that practicing mindfulness increases the growth of the hippocampus, the area of the brain associated with processing and storing information and memories.
Think BOLD! Be BOLD!, as Tracy Tanner, MBA, CEO of Kolena Corporation, shares her journey in the technology industry. She has led organizations in the Tech industry from many facets of the supply chain including retail, software publisher, software licensing, and distribution. Now as an entrepreneur, her vision is to make a positive impact in entrepreneurial education and employability skills development.