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Miracles

 

Earl Hits a High NoteAnd this brings us to the idea of miracles.

Have you had any miracles lately?

The definition of miracle is: “An event or action that apparently contradicts known scientific laws.”

In the 20th century the “known scientific law” is medicine.

When interviewing your patients you have found out that they have been everywhere else before they came to you. If the patient has headaches and her Doctor could not find the cause then the patient is told that nothing can be done and that she must learn to live with it. This is known scientific law. Or she will be given medication to deaden her nerves so that the pain will be masked although the condition she has continues to worsen as in arthritis. This again, is the law in medicine! Someone in terrible physical pain who then exhibits mental instability must be hospitalized, strapped to a bed and given electro-convulsive-therapy (yes, they still do this and it is on the rise); this is psychiatric medicine at its finest.

Or they are given a mental straight j acket with the use of Prozac, Xanac, Zoloff and for children they use Prozac, Ritalin etc., for drug addicts they use Methadone.

In some states, it is the law that if you do not submit your child for psychiatric examination when ordered then you can be charged with abuse!

Now, how many patients have you adjusted that have had signs of mental instability who after awhile were normal without the use of electroshock, drugs and incarceration?

How many children have you helped who were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or hyperactivity, who then, with your help have lived a normal productive life?

What about the patient with daily migraine headaches for fourteen years who hasn’t had a headache for the last month?

These are all miracles! They contradict known scientific law. In actual fact, all of known scientific law has been applied to your patients before they come to you and the patient still has the condition they are complaining about. Then you adjust them and they no longer have that condition. This is a miracle!

Well, what about this headache patient who loses her headaches but doesn’t attribute it to Chiropractic? You and I know that when she came to your office she suffered from headaches for fourteen years, that she had been everywhere else and known scientific law had failed her and that you found and removed the subluxations that were causing the condition and now she no longer has headaches. At least we know this, so you should put it down in your book of testimonials and chalk up another miracle.

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2019 in Purpose

 

Bent out of Shape

Bent out of ShapeA popular American idiom is “bent out of shape.” The most common context is to tell someone not to get bent out of shape, or upset, over a problem. Getting bent out of shape is the same as getting worked up, aggravated, or overly annoyed at something that usually can’t be helped. For example, a person might be advised to not get all bent out of shape over the fact that his physical therapy practice is going downhill at a rapid rate and is gaining momentum. It is something that you feel can not be changed, and therefore just learn to deal with it and move on.

Another use of “bent out of shape” is for something that is slightly off from what it should be, such as a saying that someone’s plans are all bent out of shape due to unforeseen circumstances. In this situation, it means that the plans that were made are messed up. Perhaps there was a lot of patients discharged that week, or one of your highest producing PTs decided to leave. Whatever the reason, the owner would not be able to complete his plans in the way that they originally had in mind. This use is not as common as the first, but is still used on occasion.

The phrase “bent out of shape” is also common when referring to broken or bent objects, or even people, which is where the phrase was originally used. If a spine is bent out of shape, it can be the cause of unbelievable pain. That is why the phrase encourages people to not get irrationally upset about small problems. It is easier to solve any issues that may come up when you have a clear head and are able to think rationally. Being upset or very emotional will make it much harder to come up with a solution. Staying calm, and not getting bent out of shape, is usually the best way to approach a predicament.

But of course, if you’re like me, the bent out of shape attitude kicks in before you have a chance to solve the problem you’re facing. At times like this you wish you could turn to someone who was all knowing and simply ask for help and receive the exact solution to all your practice problems.

What I tell clients to do is to “turn themselves in” when they can’t solve practice problems and can’t stop their declining patient numbers. I let them know that they don’t have to suffer alone. They can tell me their problems and we can suffer together. That unfortunately is what I have to do in order to come up with a solution to handle a particular practice problem. I have to assume that I am this particular PT and what I would have to do to solve this dilemma. Well it works!

Over the past few years and I’ve heard some interesting reasons as to what is holding a business down and keeping it from expanding. I’ve heard things such as “there is too much competition” and “times have changed” and “government regulations are the root of all evil and must be destroyed” I’ve heard them all.

As a business owner, I used to agree with these reasons quite a bit. When I first decided to learn how to better run my business I “turned myself in” to a consultant and I remember a particular conversation with her whereby she asked me something that I considered rather rude: she asked me why I was not successful. I was very surprised and somewhat angered that she asked me this directly. At first I didn’t answer, I just kind of looked at her and shrugged my shoulders. So she asked me again, “Why are you not as successful as you know you should be?” I said “I can’t believe you’ve asked me that question. I’ve paid you some money and you’re insulting me?” She laughed, but persisted and asked me the question again, “So tell me, why aren’t you as successful as you know you could be?” I hate to say it but I then became really angry. I went on for about 15 minutes giving all the reasons why I couldn’t be as successful as other business owners.

After blurting out all my reasons for failure, my consultant very calmly said to me, “I’m going to tell you something that might upset you. Are you ready?” I said yes. She said “Your success or failure in your business is your own doing and as soon as you really understand that, you’re on your way out of it.” At that moment in my life it was more truth than I’ve ever heard. It put me completely flat back into the chair. I said, “Wow. So what do I do?” She replied, “We’ll show you what to do, but you have to change your mind about a few things. You have to change your mind from ‘I have all these reasons why I cannot be successful’ to ‘I can and will be successful.’” So off we went and my business continued to expand from that point.

In the first sentence of this chapter I mentioned that I had a bit of a revelation when I realized something. Now I’m going to tell you what it is. After hearing very many business owners complaining about all the reasons why they aren’t doing well, I spotted this one very simple thing. They are paying attention to all the barriers to their success.

But what are the barriers? The barriers are nothing more than something that you consider will stop you. If you consider that you can’t drive new business in your doors, you’ll have trouble with that. If you consider that you can’t find good people, you’ll always look around and have a staff that you’re never quite happy with, because you can’t find good people. The truth is, you can find good people, but you consider that you cannot, so therefore you cannot.

My point is this; I realized that all my past excuses and all the excuses I’ve heard since from other business owners as to what is holding down the business are simply things that are considered or believed to be true. They are not physical barriers, such as a wall or something that you can touch – they are things that you think will hold you back.

Sometimes what is holding you back is a fear of failing, and that fear of failing keeps you from starting anything or “sticking your neck out” so to speak. Sometimes what keeps you from doing well is thinking “if you want anything done right you have to do it yourself.” That’s the hallmark of an overworked executive. With this thought in place you become exhausted and burn out while the other staff cut out early to go to a soccer game or something like that and dump the work on you.

The only barriers that are worth solving are the barriers that actually keep you from winning the game. If you aren’t sure what the game is, then you might consider any problem in your office significant enough to handle. This could be something such as having two staff members not getting along and you spending an afternoon trying to patch things up, when most likely if you’d just throw them in a room they’d work it out and you could get back to solving the barriers that are in the way of your practice goals being achieved. A true barrier is something that you must face fully and handle or you will never get to the next step.

Too often in a clinical practice the owner will have his or her attention on the “barriers” INSIDE the practice. Staff issues, reimbursement, bills, hiring needs all keep the owner and the key executive’s attention INSIDE the practice. There has to be a conscious effort to get your head OUTSIDE the practice in order to truly build the practice. To find out what the competition is doing and do it better requires that you have your head OUTSIDE the practice. Find out how to leverage the clinical results you get with your patient to get your patients to go OUTSIDE your practice and on a broad scale market your practice. You want happy patients committed to the practice and referring others. You want patients no longer suffering from their initial complaints and whose health has greatly improved. If you do this well AND you knew how to leverage the word of mouth from those successfully treated patients you would expand and FAST!

TRY THIS:

  1. Make a list of all the barriers you experience that put your attention INSIDE the practice.

For example: Personnel issues, Hiring issues, staff giving you problems, putting out fires, no time for notes, even treating patients if you are the owner, etc.

  1. Determine the amount of time you spend either worrying about of having to handle those problems that exist INSIDE the practice.

Really look at how much of your time you speak to your spouse or significant other about number 1 above versus a great OUTSIDE the practice problem that will enable your practice to expand.

  1. Rank those INSIDE problems by the detrimental effects upon the expansion of your organization if you fail to address and handle those barriers.

Put the one that if you don’t handle your business will suffer the most and rank in lower priority on down.

  1. Decide what would be the worst thing that could happen if you failed to address a few INSIDE the practice problems.

Truly look and see if perhaps you could ignore a few of the INSIDE the practice problems so you can put a bit more attention and ACTION on resolving problems OUTSIDE the practice such as how to get patients and doctors referring in greater numbers.

  1. Now take a look at the problems you are experiencing OUTSIDE your practice and determine precisely how much time you are spending in handling those problems.

The OUTSIDE problems would be those problems that put your attention outward from the day-to-day running of the practice that will create EXPANSION of your company by reaching OUTSIDE the practice to drive patients into the organization. THESE PROBLEMS ARE THE PRIMARY ONES WORTH TRULY RESOLVING.

  1. Work out a plan that will enable you to resolve more of the OUTSIDE the practice problems that impede the organization’s survival and put less attention on some of those INSIDE the practice problems.

You will likely experience some relief and would have a new or renewed expansion viewpoint.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2017 in Purpose

 

Diet and Disease by Dr. Mercola

https://dietagainstdisease.com/

Two years ago I was introduced to Dr. Mercola and his work on diet and disease. I feel that his research and articles are the best way to get the necessary information to transition to a healthy lifestyle. Go ahead and discover he truth.

Paul

 

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The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten)

The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten)

Source: The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten)

I found this article very informative and revealing. It makes total sense that bathing wheat and other crops in Roundup prior to harvesting is subjecting people to toxic illness.

To verify this, I went to http://www.roundup.ca and downloaded the .pdf “Preharvest Guide” which gave farmers their instructions on how to marinate crops in Roundup. Shocking.

Paul Turnbull

 
 

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Apple Cider Vinegar

apple-cider-vinegar-600x391Went to a restaurant last night to celebrate my granddaughter’s graduation from Grade 1. I ate vegetables and noodles, soup and salad. A pretty safe meal. However, when I went to walk out my left big toe was acting up making it hard to walk. I can only assume that there was MSG in the food causing arthritic pain.

This morning I woke up with the same pain. So I juiced 4 apples and added 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar. Now it was a bit tart but boy did it turn on the energy. I then did a full 45 minute workout with no pain! The magic of Apple Cider Vinegar.

Paul Turnbull, Purpose Consultant

 

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GENIUS – IT COULD BE YOU!

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Every now and then we hear about someone in school who is considered a genius. Exactly what is a genius, and what does it take to be one? The word “genius” is used to describe someone who possesses extraordinary intelligence. The way the world can recognize a genius is by knowing what he has accomplished. There may be geniuses who have never accomplished anything extraordinary and who never became famous, but their I.Q’s are, nevertheless, on par with those who have.

Genius is not the same as talent. To have talent, a person has to be able to do some special type of work especially well. It means he is able to acquire a certain skill very quickly and easily.

For instance, a person may have a talent for playing the piano, or ice-skating, or painting.

But genius is more than talent. A genius usually contributes something to the world which we would not have without them.

Now, it’s true that men and women of genius have usually specialized in some field such as chemistry, literature, music or art. But unless the general intelligence of such a person is exceptional, too, he would merely have talent.

Training, practice and dedication bring out genius, but true geniuses usually has tremendous drive which enables them to work hard and long and to overcome obstacles that would stop ordinary people.

In order to discover a genius or a potential genius in prospective employees,  you should have them do a Personnel Potential Analysis, IQ and Aptitude tests before you hire them.

If you are an employer you can do a free on-line Personnel Potential Analysis and evaluation by clicking on this link:http://measurablesolutions.com/personnelpotentialanalysis/

Yours in discovery,

Paul Turnbull

Executive

Measurable Solutions, Inc

 
 

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Plant Protein – What is it?

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Why don’t we bypass animal protein and simply eat amino acids?

If you want to be horrified, search the internet to see what animals like cows, pigs, chickens and even fish are forced fed on farms to fatten them up for market. Too scary to print here but I think you already know.

All we are trying to do when we eat meat, poultry and fish is get protein.

Q. What is protein?

A. “Protein is found in both animals and plants. The basic building blocks of life, amino acids, come from protein.” Mark Hyman, M.D. author of the New York Times best selling book “Ultra Metabolism.”

Q. What are Phytonutrients?

A. “Phytonutrients are healing plant chemicals, and they can be found only in certain types of carbohydrates. The prefix phyto simply means ‘plant,’ so Phytonutrients are nutrients that are found specifically in plant food. The only way you can acquire these important substances is to eat real, whole, unprocessed plant food.”

“Phytonutrients are essential to optimal health. They help to turn on genes that make you burn fat and age less quickly.” Mark Hyman, M.D.

Q. Are there amino acids in plant food?

A. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. The body has twenty different amino acids that act as these building blocks. Nonessential amino acids are those that the body can synthesize for itself, provided there is enough nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen available. Essential amino acids are those supplied by the diet, since the human body either cannot make them at all or cannot make them in sufficient quantity to meet its needs. Under normal conditions, eleven of the amino acids are nonessential and nine are essential.

Humans consume many foods that contain proteins or amino acids. With the increasing emphasis on vegetarian diets, plant sources of protein are gaining in popularity. Such sources include dried beans (black, kidney, northern, red, and white beans), peas, nuts, and seeds. Although plant sources generally lack one or more of the essential amino acids, when combined with whole grains, or by eating nuts or seeds with legumes, all the amino acids can be obtained.

Conclusion: Eating plant food can give you all your essential amino acids and much, much more. Let’s leave the animals alone and eat live nutritious whole raw foods, lose weight and be healthy.

Paul Turnbull,

Purpose Consultant

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Nutrition

 

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Tesla Motors – Analysis of Success

Analysis of Tesla Motors – Elon Musk

purpose-actionA recent article was published stating that Tesla Motors was bound to fail like all the other electric car companies of the past. I stopped reading the article part way through because it is not what is really happening. Those car startup companies that failed couldn’t mass produce enough cars fast enough. Elon has done this practically overnight in car years. Plus he is moving into the battery business which is going to take off like his rocket business because now people are willing to trust all things electric. The stranglehold from the auto industry has been broken and electric is being adopted by Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Audi, etc. All thanks to Tesla. GM is doing a great job of playing catchup and might just prove to be competitive which is what Elon wants. That’s why he made all his patents public. He’s now done the same with his home and industrial battery pack.

Elon is such a genius, the average man thinks he’s being fooled. And if the investors abandon Tesla it’s only because they think they can make money elsewhere. But Tesla now has the ability to finance itself as evidenced by the gov’t debt load of 450 million that was paid off two years ago. 

To say that Tesla hasn’t turned a profit is totally false. Elon did the right thing by paying off his debts when he had an abundance of cash coming in and that cash was actually profit, meaning he was producing electric cars for more than the cost of making one.

Now I want Elon to get into natural construction materials made out of plant fiber like hempcrete so that the homes and industries are more efficient and let the power companies fall by the wayside.

Paul Turnbull

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Electric Car Companies

 

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Health Benefits of Organic Blackstrap Molasses

I Organic Blackstrap Molasseshave just re-familiarized myself with the power of blackstrap molasses in conjunction with apple cider vinegar (Braggs) The recipe is 2 teaspoons of the apple cider vinegar with 1 teaspoon of blackstrap molasses in a glass of warm water that had 1 teaspoon of lemon juice squeezed into it. Do this morning and night. This could possibly help people who suffer form gout due to the efficiency of this concoction.

I’d like to clarify some things about molasses. It is indeed one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Think about it, they harvest a field of sugar cane, remove as much water, fiber, and sugar as possible. What’s left? Concentrated organic minerals! If you found such a supplement at the health store it would be very expensive. Yet here it is, dirt cheap and delicious.

Organic minerals have been taken up from the soil by the plants and changed into a form that is easily absorbed and utilized by all living things. The mineral supplements you might find at a drugstore, you may notice, are very heavy. That’s because they are made from ground up rock. The minerals are in inorganic form and hard for the body to absorb. Most of it winds up in the toilet.

The iron in drugstore vitamins and processed food is often, literally, iron filings. Nasty and toxic. The organic iron in molasses, on the other hand, will do you no harm. Very good for you.

Blackstrap molasses contains much higher levels of many of these nutrients than regular molasses, especially when it comes to iron content. Other important nutrients obtained from blackstrap include vitamin B6, calcium, manganese, magnesium and potassium.

This rich nutritional profile makes blackstrap molasses a highly regarded super food and popular dietary supplement. Here are 15 health benefits of blackstrap molasses.

Magnesium plays an important role in the activation of more than 300 enzymes in your body that regulate body functions. It works together with calcium in maintaining proper muscle contraction, regulating blood pressure and building bones and teeth. Molasses is loaded with the mineral magnesium. Consuming 3.5 ounces of molasses provides you with 242 milligrams of magnesium, which is 61 percent of the DV set by the FDA.

Cancer Prevention
Anecdotal evidence and numerous testimonials suggest that blackstrap molasses may play a role in cancer prevention and the treatment of certain types of cancer. Its dense nutritional profile supports these claims, however scientific research and clinical trials are not available to confirm. The high calcium content of blackstrap suggests that it may be useful in preventing and treating colon cancer. It has also been associated with shrinking cancerous tumors.

Some health officials are weary of molasses for cancer treatment due to its high iron and sugar content, which is believed to enable cancer proliferation. Some testimonials have suggested combining blackstrap molasses with baking soda for cancer to good effect.

Antioxidant Protection
Blackstrap molasses is an excellent source of the antioxidant manganese, providing about 27.5% the DV per tablespoon. Manganese helps the body fight free radical damage to cells and DNA. Foods with great antioxidant protection are believed to help prevent cancer and heart disease and may also slow the effects of aging.

Molasses, especially the dark and blackstrap varieties, is rich in antioxidants. A study published in the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” in December 2012 on the potential health effects of molasses found that molasses is a good source of antioxidants. In fact, another study published in the “Journal of the American Dietetic Association” in January 2009 concluded that, based on an average intake of 130 grams per day of refined sugars and the antioxidant activity measured in typical American diets, substituting alternative sweeteners like blackstrap molasses could increase antioxidant intake to a level similar to that found in a serving of berries or nuts.

Energy Production
Blackstrap molasses can offer a temporary energy boost by providing carbohydrates that are quickly converted into energy in the body. More importantly, it can aid energy production because it helps replenish the body’s storage of iron. Iron plays a vital role in energy production, transporting oxygen in the blood. Iron deficiency can lead to fatigue and energy hindering conditions like anemia, which seriously inhibit energy levels. Blackstrap molasses also provides vitamin B6, which plays a key role in energy production.

Bone Health
Blackstrap molasses provides many of the daily nutrients needed to help keep the bones healthy and strong, including iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese and copper. Maintaining a recommended daily allowance of these minerals can greatly reduce the risk of osteoporosis and other diseases of the bone.

Heart Health
Blackstrap molasses provides many of the vitamins and minerals needed to maintain good heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular disease. These include manganese, magnesium, copper, calcium, potassium and vitamin B6. Together these nutrients can help treat blood clotting, reducing the risk of stroke, lower blood pressure and fight oxidative stress and inflammation to the cardiovascular system.

Colon Health
Blackstrap molasses is a very good source of calcium, which helps cleanse the colon of toxins. Calcium is often associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer.

High In Iron
Just one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses provides nearly 20% of the DV of iron. Iron deficiency is associated with many different conditions, including dizziness, fatigue, hair loss, irritability and anemia. Iron is particularly important for women during menstruation. Iron plays a critical role in blood and cell function and is essential to energy production. It also helps the body fight off infections, supports brain and muscle function and help improves immunity.

Very Good Source of Potassium
One tablespoon of blackstrap molasses provides about 14.5% the DV of potassium. Potassium is essential to maintaining good cardiovascular health and improving bone density. It can help keep blood pressure low, supports proper carbohydrate metabolism and can help reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and osteoporosis. Potassium deficiency is also associated with an increased risk of arthritis.

Including molasses in your diet provides your body with a powerful potassium boost. Potassium plays an important role in the activation of enzymes used in carbohydrate and protein metabolism. It works with calcium and magnesium to support the proper functioning of muscle contraction. Potassium also helps maintain a steady heartbeat and helps balance body fluids. A 3.5-ounce serving of molasses contains 1,464 milligrams of potassium, which is 42 percent of the DV set by the FDA.

Very Good Source of Calcium
Calcium is not only essential to maintaining healthy bones and teeth, but plays a vital role in colon health, heart health, blood clotting, brain nerve activity and muscle function. Just one tablespoon will provide over 17% the DV of calcium.

Calcium is the most abundant mineral found in your body. It’s crucial in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth and plays an important role in proper muscle contractions and relaxation. It also contributes to the healthy functioning of your heart, nerves and other body systems. In addition, calcium is linked to osteoporosis prevention. Molasses is rich in calcium. Each 3.5-ounce serving contains 205 milligrams, which is 21 percent of the daily values set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Good Source of Selenium
Blackstrap molasses is a good source of selenium, providing about 5% of the DV per tablespoon. Selenium plays a key role in thyroid function, antioxidant protection, cancer prevention, cardiovascular health and inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Selenium deficiency can lead to these and other health conditions.

Good Source of Vitamin B6
One tablespoon of blackstrap molasses provides 7.5% the DV of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is needed for the immunity, the nervous system, cell formation, blood health and energy production. It is also believed to have anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.

Alternative Sweetener
Blackstrap molasses can sweeten food without many of the negative side effects of regular sugar and artificial sweeteners. It is very low on the glycemic index and appears to be a healthier option for diabetic and pre-diabetic people, requiring very little insulin production and altering blood sugar levels far less than regular cane sugar. It is also rich with vital nutrients, where cane sugar offers only fattening carbohydrates.

Weight Loss
Blackstrap molasses provides many vitamins and minerals and boosts energy while containing zero fat and very few calories. This makes it a healthy alternative to sugar and a good addition to an active, low fat weight loss program.

Stomach & Digestive Problems
Anecdotal evidence suggests that blackstrap molasses may help with stomach and digestive problems. Testimonials claim that it can help to soothe stomach aches, help to cure stomach ulcers and may be useful in treating irritable bowel and other digestive conditions, including constipation and diarrhea.

Skin Health
Testimonials claim that blackstrap molasses is great for skin health and may help to cure eczema, psoriasis, acne and other skin conditions. Blackstrap molasses contains powerful antioxidants, which are believed to contribute to good skin health and lower the risk of lines, wrinkles and other skin conditions associated with premature aging.

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2014 in Nutrition

 

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Power of Creativity

Earl Hits a High NoteImagination is not the same as creativity. Creativity takes the process of imagination to another level. My definition of creativity is “the process of having original ideas that have value.” Imagination can be entirely internal. You could be imaginative all day long without anyone noticing. But you would never say that someone was creative if that person never did something. To be creative you actually have to do something. It involves putting your imagination to work to make something new, to come up with new solutions to problems, even to think of new problems or questions.

YOU CAN THINK OF CREATIVITY AS APPLIED IMAGINATION.

Sir Ken Robinson, The Element

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2014 in Inspiration, Purpose

 

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