Concept Combination For Creative Problem Solving

Written by Steve Gillman

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Inrepparttar process of innovation, you need to be careful not to stifle creativity. This means allowing ideas to come without judging them at first. It also means using techniques only as tools, not as a rules. If your mind goes off on a creative tangent - let it.

Randomly combining things is a great mental exercise when you're driving or daydreaming. A boat and a bicycle becomes a waterski-bike that glides acrossrepparttar 145544 lake using pedal-power. Combining stock-trading and McDonalds has you imaginingrepparttar 145545 selling of stocks and bonds at drive through windows.

For more specific problems, you just look for things to combine with what you already have. If your taxi business is struggling, combining "taxi" and "pets" might lead to a successful arrangement with a kennel, to pick up and deliver their client's cats and dogs. "Famous people," might give yourepparttar 145546 idea to run some sort of tour ofrepparttar 145547 town, like they do in Hollywood.

For maximum creativity in your innovation, look far and wide for concepts to combine. "Meditation" and "amusement parks" seem too unrelated to yield interesting combinations, but I'll bet people at a carnival would pay to be put into a meditative trance usingrepparttar 145548 latest brainwave entrainment technologies.

Steve Gillman has been studying brainpower enhancement, creative problem solving, and related topics for years. Learn more, and subscribe to his free Mind Power Course, at:

Overcoming Fears of Intimacy

Written by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

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The part of Sam that believed that he wasn’t good enough is his wounded self. The basis ofrepparttar wounded self in all of us is our core shame false belief –repparttar 145385 belief that we are inherently flawed. Our wounded self does not know that we are a perfect child of God, an individual expression ofrepparttar 145386 Divine. Becauserepparttar 145387 wounded self operates out of false beliefs rather than fromrepparttar 145388 truth of who we really are, it wants to control how people feel about us. Sam needed to develop a loving Adult part of himself – a part of himself connected to a spiritual Source of love and truth – in order to heal his core shame.

The Six Step Inner Bonding process is a profound process for developingrepparttar 145389 loving Adult and for healingrepparttar 145390 fears and limiting beliefs ofrepparttar 145391 wounded self. As Sam started to practice Inner Bonding, he slowly developed an Adult self who loved and valued his core Self, his true essence. As he developed this inner sense of personal power, he lost his fear of rejection. He saw that if a woman rejected him, it was because of her fears rather than because of his inadequacy or unlovability. Because he stopped taking rejection personally, he stopped fearing it.

Once he stopped fearing rejection, he stopped giving himself up in his attempt to control how a woman felt about him. Once he stopped giving himself up, he stopped feel trapped and engulfed in a relationship.

Over time, by consistently practicingrepparttar 145392 Six Steps of Inner Bonding, Sam developed a powerful inner loving Adult self and healed his fears of rejection and engulfment. Sam is now happily married with a child onrepparttar 145393 way.

This did not happen quickly. It took Sam time to heal his false beliefs about his own adequacy and lovability. It took time to develop a personal relationship with a spiritual Source of love and truth. It took time to be in truth with a woman rather than being “nice” to try to control how she felt about him. It took time for him to feel safe in being himself. It took a couple of years of devoted inner work.

But if you were to ask Sam if allrepparttar 145394 time it took was worth it, he would look at you with shining eyes and a huge grin and you would feelrepparttar 145395 joy within him. You would have no doubt that it was worth whatever time it took.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is the best-selling author and co-author of eight books, including "Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By You?" She is the co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding healing process. Visit her web site for a FREE Inner Bonding course: or email her at

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