Innovating Your Way to Success

Written by Julie Jordan Scott

The calendar is chock full of fun facts like this: "The first successful parachute jump from a MOVING airplane was made by Captain Berry at St. Louis, Missouri in 1912." Naturally my mind immediately jumped in wonder torepparttar first successful parachute jump from a NON MOVING airplane. Has there ever been one?

I also learned aboutrepparttar 123989 skills of a funambulist. What is a funambulist? A tightrope walker! Better issue a warning to my next challenger at Trivial Pursuit!

Finally, I discovered Andrew Jackson wasrepparttar 123990 first US President to ride on a tran.

>From there my brain immediately jumped from President on a train to Trains + President = Whistle Stop Tour.

With some supportive help from my favored Search Engine, Google, I quickly learned some fascinating details even above and beyond Whistle Stop Tours. I studied my way intorepparttar 123991 delightful path of innovation.

For example, did you know thatrepparttar 123992 first president ofrepparttar 123993 United States, George Washington, took an earlier version of a Whistle Stop Tour? He took a "Ship Tour" ofrepparttar 123994 Eastern Sea Board while he was in office. Reportedlyrepparttar 123995 citizens of New Hampshire had an especially intense celebration for Washington. They reverently compared their President to royalty or deity.

Impressingrepparttar 123996 American citizenry using common modes of transportation is as old asrepparttar 123997 USA. The main difference is how innovatively individuals have used this tool. From here, my brain leap frogged to asking this question: How could anyone leverage something ordinary to create something truly extraordinary?

While Presidents Taft, Wilson, and both Roosevelts used Train Transportation as a campaign method, it was Harry Truman who maderepparttar 123998 Whistle Stop Tour into a franchise.

He took something that his predecessors had tried and used successfully and exponentially improvedrepparttar 123999 method right back into re-election! As history has shown us, it was TRUMAN who defeated DEWEY. Notrepparttar 124000 other way around.

Innovators create success.

How do they do it?

1. They listen torepparttar 124001 passion within their hearts and subsequently take action towards their vision. They are not passively waiting for someone else to do something, they are creating life. They are collaborating with "the flow".

2. They followrepparttar 124002 sometimes unusual path ofrepparttar 124003 strongest computer at their disposal every moment of every day. Their Brain! Did I know that reading some trivia would invite me to write about innovation? Nope! Did I benefit from going with it? Yes! Did You?

Mind Your Mind

Written by Peter Murphy

Affirmations are often suggested as a means of changing how you feel and yet many people use them and get very little benefit from allrepparttar time spent repeating a short positive phrase. You can use this approach to prepare for a business or social situation where you usually feel tense, shy or unsure of yourself but only if you supercharge your affirmations.

Three Secrets to Effective Affirmations:

1 Drive your Physiology - by this I mean get yourself into a dynamic state of mine by moving your body energetically. I find walking quickly, cycling or jumping aroundrepparttar 123988 house while listening to loud music, all very effective for me. When you feel energized you will put more enthusiasm and emotion into your affirmations and you will make a bigger impression on your mind.

Then say your short positive statement out loud if it is appropriate, otherwise shout it out inside your head where only you can hear it.

2 Create short statements

These statements will describe how you want to be and it is best to state these attributes inrepparttar 123989 present tense as if it is already true.

For example, *I am confident and appreciated by all* Instead of... *I want to have more confidence someday only I do not know when that is likely to be because I have a few problems to deal with right now.*

When you say your affirmation, assume it is already true and express this feeling as you repeatrepparttar 123990 phrase. This way you are programming your brain to find a way for you to achieve your goal.

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