The short but powerful guide to finding your passion

Following your passion can be a tough thing… but figuring out what that passion is can be even more elusive.

Why to encourage others to be brilliant

It is a beautiful thing to create, to produce, to go out there in the world and make a contribution. But it is just as important that we teach others to create and produce, that we encourage them…

Giving it 200 percent: Marketing your product

A common mistake people make is that they’ll spend 500 hours creating a product and then 20 hours promoting it. Then they wonder why no one is buying.

9 simple daily habits to ignite your passion

It turns out passion is not as elusive as we think.

The secret to being incredibly creative

To truly tap into your creative nature, you only have to realize one thing…

Getting creative outside work can boost your on-the-job performance

Employees who pursue creative activities outside of work may find that these activities boost their performance on the job.

Brunelleschi and the egg

Here’s how the exceptionally persistent, incredibly confident and remarkably talented architect and sculptor Filippo Brunelleschi used his smarts to ultimately win the contract to build the dome on the Duomo in Florence.

Seth Godin on failing until you succeed

In this video with Bryan Elliott for “Behind the Brand,” best-selling entrepreneur, marketer and author Seth Godin shares his views on taking risks, challenging the status quo, and starting a business.

What’s a mindmap? Get some examples

What is a mind map? Put simply, it’s a type of diagram, used to help you outline information in a visual format. But really, a mindmap can be anything you need it to be.

Want to get more creative? Take a walk

When the task at hand requires some imagination, taking a walk may lead to more creative thinking than sitting.

Creative inspiration: The pulse that beats within us all

The problem isn’t capturing our creativity, as individual inspiration is a steady pulse that beats within us all. The problem is keeping those embers hot once we have them in our grasp.

Tapped out? Tips to find fresh inspiration

We all have days when we’re just not very inspired, when we need passion and creativity breathed into us.

The 3 do-what-you-love conundrums

I make a living doing what I love, and doing what you love for a living is fantastic.

To ‘think outside the box,’ really think outside the box

Researchers had students think up solutions to problems while acting out various metaphors about creative thinking – and found that the instructions actually worked.

A positive mood allows you to think more creatively

People who watch funny videos on the internet at work aren’t necessarily wasting time.

How nature nurtures creativity

Backpackers scored 50 percent better on a creativity test after spending four days in nature disconnected from electronic devices, according to a study by psychologists from the University of Utah and University of Kansas.

Does success really make people happy?

Happy individuals are predisposed to seek out and undertake new goals in life and this reinforces positive emotions, say researchers who examined the connections between desirable characteristics, life successes and well-being of over 275,000 people.

What makes creativity tick?

A team of researchers led by a Michigan State University neuroscientist has created a quick but reliable test that can measure a person’s...

Don’t get mad – get creative

It’s not just in movies where nerds get their revenge.

5 inspiration hacks for creative people

The most common problem faced by anyone trying to create something – no matter what their subject or level of experience – is lack of inspiration.