Nerds. Is it OK to have a beautiful mind?
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by Cat Robson
5M ago
A review by The Week magazine of the book “Nerds” notes the term was used by Dr. Seuss in one of his books in 1950. “Its actual definition has had shifting boundaries, says book author child psychologist David Anderegg. “Today it connotes ’some combination of school success, interest in precision, un-self-consciousness, closeness to adults, and […] The post Nerds. Is it OK to have a beautiful mind? appeared first on Talent Development Resources ..read more
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Creative People Shouldn’t ‘Tone It Down’
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by Douglas Eby
5M ago
By Cynthia Morris I’ve been accused of being ‘too much’ all my life. Too loud, too fast, too smart, too multi-talented, too audacious. I’ve never been able to live according to that external standard of ‘just right’. Artists are often ‘too much’. It’s the job of the artist and writer to reflect what they see […] The post Creative People Shouldn’t ‘Tone It Down’ appeared first on Talent Development Resources ..read more
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Resistance to change
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by Cat Robson
5M ago
By Cat Robson. Why do I sometimes feel so at odds with myself about making changes in my life? Walking every day, working on my novel, keeping my home organized, dating. I want to…or do I? Dave Shearon has some insights into the psychology of change in his Positive Psychology News Daily article: Change is […] The post Resistance to change appeared first on Talent Development Resources ..read more
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Kurt Vonnegut: This guesser or that one
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by Douglas Eby
5M ago
Some perspectives of Kurt Vonnegut : “Most of you, if not all of you, like me, feel inadequately educated. That is an ordinary feeling for a member of our species. “One of the most brilliant human beings of all times, George Bernard Shaw said on his 75th birthday or so that at last he knew […] The post Kurt Vonnegut: This guesser or that one appeared first on Talent Development Resources ..read more
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Orna Ross on Developing the Creative Personality
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by Cat Robson
5M ago
By Cat Robson – In an article of hers, Orna Ross invites us to rid ourselves of self-blame and criticism stemming from misunderstanding our creative abilities. With the help of an insightful self-test, we can revision our past and present experiences, and recognize, nurture and protect our gifts that may otherwise seem disruptive and chaotic. […] The post Orna Ross on Developing the Creative Personality appeared first on Talent Development Resources ..read more
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Seth Godin, Daniel Pink, Ayn Rand on why creating is its own reward
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by Douglas Eby
5M ago
Seeing the movie “The Fountainhead” for the first time was thrilling for me. The central character of architect Howard Roark is an almost aggressively individualistic, self-directed, self-contained artist, played with assured brio by Gary Cooper. As usual in his films, a heroic mensch. The movie gave me a stronger sense of hope it was possible […] The post Seth Godin, Daniel Pink, Ayn Rand on why creating is its own reward appeared first on Talent Development Resources ..read more
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Stages of Consciousness
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by Douglas Eby
5M ago
Vishen Lakhiani writes in a post on his Mindvalley site about exploring levels of consciousness over a number of years, especially at a retreat where he had “My brain hooked up to some of the world’s top neurofeedback and brainwave measurement tools.” See video below about his class. Here is an excerpt from his post: […] The post Stages of Consciousness appeared first on Talent Development Resources ..read more
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Getting it right: Stifling our innate desire to experiment
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by Cat Robson
5M ago
“If it’s worth doing it’s worth doing well.” Sounds good, but does the pressure to do something ‘right’ or ‘well’ stimulate us to experiment and grow? As an invention, it doesn’t exactly qualify for a patent, but the energy and wit that inspired the tongue in cheek electric pencil in the photo is evidence of […] The post Getting it right: Stifling our innate desire to experiment appeared first on Talent Development Resources ..read more
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Milla Jovovich: “Inspire yourself”
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by Douglas Eby
5M ago
“As a model, a lot of girls think, ‘I can just show up and be beautiful.’ I always showed up with the intent of, I’m a muse and I will inspire you because I am inspiring myself.” Milla Jovovich was born in Kiev, Ukraine to father Bogdanovitch Jovovich (Serbian doctor) and mother Galina Loginova Jovovich […] The post Milla Jovovich: “Inspire yourself” appeared first on Talent Development Resources ..read more
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School and your creative growth
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by Douglas Eby
5M ago
Einstein reportedly was expelled from school for “undermining the authority of his teachers and being a disruptive influence.” Of course, that was a long time ago – but do current schools encourage creative people? “Montessori taught me the joy of discovery…It’s all about learning on your terms, rather than a teacher explaining stuff to you.” […] The post School and your creative growth appeared first on Talent Development Resources ..read more
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