Ingenious people solve problems creatively by using the resources available to them. As a result, people admire a leader’s seemingly magical ability to think outside the box. A leader that can come up with creative solutions to pressing problems can win the trust of others, especially if those solutions are well presented and executed.

Ingenuity in Action
Swiss born George de Mestral took his dog for a walk one day. When the dog came back, he had burrs matted in his fur. Mestral had burrs on his pants. Curious as to why burrs stick, Mestral examined the burrs and his pants and noticed that the burrs acted as hooks to hook on to the loops of thread on his pants. He walked away from the experience with a new idea for a fastener which he developed. Thus, Velcro was invented. Mestral’s curiosity to learn why burrs stick …

Realizing the value in all things will allow you to live a more respectful life as a leader. To realize the value in all things, you’ve got to keep an open mind. When you have an open mind, you free yourself from prejudices, stereotypes, and discounting of people, places and things. Your curiosity might lead you to want to know more, but keeping an open mind allows you to get an even clearer sense of reality. If you’re curious without an open mind, you’re hosed.

Close minded people show little consideration for other people, places, and things. Close minded people look to confirm prejudices and stereotypes rather than find out the truth. If you keep an open mind, honor the value of everything, and believe that everything is worth learning about without prejudgment, you will show people that you care and are willing to consider their side …

imagesI have been following Robert Kiyosaki’s online collaborative work The Conspiracy of The Rich and this post reviews his new rule of money number 6 – Learn The Language of Money.

He argues that various professionals have their own language that people entering them quickly learn to adopt. It’s the same for the rich, only about 10% of the population know and understand the language of the rich. The remaining 90% have been through standard education where the rich removed the language of money and replaced it with calculus and algebra which are pretty useless to most people outside of school/college.

He advises spending a little time each day learning the language of the rich for two reasons. Firstly if you are going to become an entrepreneur then you need to speak and understand the language of the rich. Even if you are not going to become an …

images-1Recognizing and Pursuing the Ideas That God Has Placed Within You
At some point in our lives, we have all had what we would call an “ah-ha” moment…where an idea suddenly springs into our head, or we figure out a new way to complete a task. Many times we dismiss these ideas and do nothing. We may feel that it’s impossible or not at all feasible. In some cases, however, these “ah-ha” moments are actually given by the Holy Spirit. Many people pray for God to prosper them, and sometimes these creative ideas are actually visions how God intends to do so!

When we have an idea, how can we be sure it is from God?  One thing that you can do is pray for discernment.  Discernment, or good judgement, will help you separate the will of God for your life, from the …

images-2Alan Keith of Genentech states that, “Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen.”

One of the top criteria colleges across the country are looking for in future students is the leadership quality, you might noticed that so many schools use many different career quizzes to find out who can be a prospective leader. An easy way to stand out in your college application is through examples of leadership. Not only will your leadership experiences enhance your activities, they will also provide you with content for your essays and possible scholarships.

It is easy enough to be a member, but true all-stars are leaders. When colleges are considering applicants’ activities, they are looking for leadership, dedication, in depth involvement, balance, and unique skills. There are many ways to be a leader. You don’t have to be the President or Captain …

What is the 75% principle of success?

The key to success in financial planning and budgeting is the 75% principle. What is the 75% principle to success?


In his book The Midas Method, Stuart G. Goldsmith puts forward 4 steps to success:

  • Know what you want
  • Believe that you are worth it
  • Believe that you can achieve it
  • Go out and get it

When asked why they are unable to obtain success most people say that the last step is the most difficult.…

downloadI’m hoping that this will be the first of many posts on why I think blogging is great, especially for mothers.

The first thing that I’ve found is that it creates a bridge between working mothers and stay at home mothers that is not present in “real life.” The blogosphere allows for women to share experiences that they do not necessarily have a place to share.

By a place, I mean an actual physical location. The week days are filled with connections and experiences for both groups of mothers but their respective lives don’t intersect with each other enough to allow for the two groups to share these with each other. The space between them restricts the ability of many women to connect to their counterparts across the isle.…

446c3621c2c901506466c444489a8baaSo as I am on my way to ship my trucker hat off, I began to think of some other creative ways to drive traffic to my blog. Personally I get tired of seeing the same old methods for driving traffic and marketing. Successful people tend to take the path less traveled on their journeys and usually bring something new to the table with their methods. That is what I will attempt to do here.

I have checked out what the web has to offer marketing wise and decided to make my own list.Obviously I did not read every page for internet marketing, but I have read enough to see what information is over-used and what has some sort of originality to them.
When making this list, I simply asked myself what items would be the best to get a message across and what would be the best …

What jobs will be the best in the next 10 years? Which occupations are worth your time and money? These are the questions you should ask if you are choosing a college education or want to switch careers. A recently published U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report indicates which occupations have the best outlooks and are growing fastest, and which ones will disappear soon. Here is a handy infographic for you that indicates the 10 fastest growing jobs.


According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare industry jobs are anticipated to have the fastest employment growth. Education matters, and 6 of the 10 fastest growing occupations require at least some sort of post-secondary education for entry-level positions. Throughout the nation you can find free High School Equivalency programs (GED is now one of three available tests) and if you click on the link you can find …

images-3Presence puts you in the moment and allows you to deal with what’s going on at the current time. You have control over how you are experiencing the situation, and you are not stuck day-dreaming about the past or future. When you are present in thought and actions, others will see that you are with them and where they are, not off in outer space. Part of having a strong leadership vision is knowing the past, present, and the future of what you are doing. However, living too much in the future, or basing your decisions solely off past experience, can be devastating to your leadership.

Stuck In A Different World When we let the past dictate our actions and behavior, or we constantly think of past mistakes or events that challenged us, we lose our sense of presence. Many times people get stuck in the past when …

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