9 simple daily habits to ignite your passion

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

How the brain creates the ‘buzz’ that helps ideas spread

How do ideas spread? What messages will go viral on social media, and can this be predicted?

How to make your beliefs work for you

None of us make decisions based on reality itself. We make decisions based on our beliefs about reality.

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.

How to create an abundance mindset

When someone has a great idea, they hoard that idea. They don’t give it away. They shelter and protect it. They keep it to themselves in fear that someone else might take it. Why would you do that?

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.

Living the prolific life: A how-to guide

The prolific life has been characterized by abundant inventiveness and limitless creativity, and has been enshrouded in a veil of mystery – the sources of artistic inventiveness are too often viewed as out-of-reach for the average person.

How simplicity can help with creativity

Creativity is often made out to be a nebulous, messy, complicated, difficult thing, and it can be. But it doesn’t have to be.

The Enchanted Kettle, aka the legend of Coca-Cola

Fifty years ago, an old country doctor drove to town, hitched his horse, quietly slipped into a drug store by the back door. His mission was destined to bring to the South the most far-flung benefit since the Civil War.

8 lessons in creativity from a Pixar animator

Sometimes immersing yourself in the creative world of people doing amazing things can bring unexpected results.

What to do when you run out of ideas

I had a friend ask me if I ever run out of ideas of things to write about, because my blog gives the impression that I don’t. Well, I do. I often...