Michael Gelb is an internationally recognized author and pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. He brings more than 20 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader and organizational consultant to his diverse clientele, including BP, Compaq, IBM, Microsoft, the FBI, Dow Jones and KPMG. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN’s Business Unusual and on countless radio programs, including live interviews with NPR and the BBC World Service. In the words of Eddie Oliver, Senior Partner, KPMG, London, “Michael Gelb is to the development of human potential what Buddy Guy is to the blues guitar, simply the best there is.”Genius Genius is your birthright. You were born a genius, and you remain a genius, but you’ve probably squashed down most of your capacity for genius so that you are a tiny parody of what you could be and how you could think. Unleash Your Genius. Start to think of yourself as a creative genius. Give yourself instant permission to be smarter than you’ve allowed yourself to be up to this point. Genius is totally natural to you; you have a phenomenally powerful brain. Forget every insult you’ve ever received or repeated to yourself. You are not dumb. You are not stupid. You may sometimes do dumb or stupid things but the real you is a 100% total genius. Transform your self image. Repeat often to yourself: “I am a genius, and I apply my wisdom.” Let that new identity soak into the very fabric of your being and you will begin to think in a whole new dynamic way: the Genius Way. Adopt a genius. We are biologically designed first to imitate. So, find some geniuses to think like; these will be your genius mentors, heroes and role models. Learn how they think, what they do, how they live, think and act differently than you do. Start to adopt and practice thinking like they do. Super-genius developer, Win Wenger, teaches a process of “putting on heads” where you can borrow genius! First you find out everything you can about your genius mentor, then you imagine stepping into their bodies and putting on their heads and thinking out your problem as they would – like a genius! It’s a clever technique to access your own inner genius and possibly draw upon the energy and inspiration of your genius mentor. “Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.” ~ E. B. White You don’t have to be mad to be a genius, but it helps… You don’t have to be an eccentric to qualify as a genius. However, by the very nature of genius thinking, you will be thinking in ways that are different from normal – so hold on to your hat and embrace your unconventionality! It is the nature of genius to test, probe, poke, pull and explore a subject from every angle. Genius is not afraid of trying new things — it’s all part of the experiment of life and so the genius is not bound by conventionality. As Elizabeth Barrett Browning remarked, “Since when was genius found respectable?” The genius surprises and makes leaps in thinking that can be breath-takingly audacious, even shocking. Learn to break up your habitual patterns of thought and think in new ways. Genius in all its forms. Perhaps you are looking to explore, stimulate or release your own brilliance and live your life as a genius for profit, respect and possibly fame. Maybe you want to encourage and stimulate your child’s genius either before or after it is born. Possibly you want to draw upon the collective power of genius that the gathering of minds in the workplace can engender. Or it could be that you just want to read about some of the smartest people that have ever lived, those we commonly call geniuses. You’ll find all your genius needs covered here. What I am listening to: I’ve just got this and it is excellent. Covers techniques such as flash gazing, sidebands of thought, and many others to boost your brainpower to genius levels.=================================================Enjoy it!
Michael Gelb – Creative Genius
Michael Gelb – Creative Genius
Category: Psychology / Body Language