Think like a Genius

Written by Tina Konstant

1. How to solve problems like a genius.

Geniuses are just ordinary people who stumble on a knack or way of thinking that enables them to think and learn more effectively and creatively than others.

When you closely examine how “geniuses” like Newton or Archimedes thought, they didn’t simply sit under trees or in baths until their enlightenment: they used some very powerful and practical tools to create order out of their thoughts and find answers to problems that few people ever thought to solve.

In this article, we explore some ofrepparttar toolsrepparttar 141072 great thinkers used. They are as applicable now as they were then. These techniques will help you to: ·Clear your head when faced with a challenging problem. ·Generate more than one workable solution to your problem. ·Think creatively. ·Think productively instead of re-productively. ·Give you clear methodology that will make solving problems straight forward and stress free.

First, here are some ofrepparttar 141073 common factors ofrepparttar 141074 world’s great thinkers: ·The idea generation was in pictures and images rather than words. Einstein and da Vinci drew diagrams instead of writing words and sentences. ·Their thinking was unrestrained; nothing was consigned torepparttar 141075 bin until it had been fully investigated. ·They treated thoughts as things. ·Ideas were explored using association. ·They looked at ideas from different perspectives. ·They were prolific and recorded everything. ·They fuelled their imaginations with knowledge. ·Their thinking was focused. ·They were passionate and determined about discovery. ·They made mistakes but instead of seeing them as failures, saw them instead as “ways of how not to do it”. ·They saw potential in everything. ·They saw mistakes and unexpected surprise results as valuable opportunities to learn from. ·They never gave up.

Consider this definition of "problem": a problem is an external event perceived as a mental, physical, emotional or intellectual threat torepparttar 141076 individual/s concerned. Chances are, your problem only became “a problem” when you became personally involved causing your perception of an event to shift; before that, it was just an event, when you perceived that you were potentially threatened by it,repparttar 141077 event became a problem.

Everything (including problems) starts in your head. Using your imagination and thinking processes constructively while you solve problems gives your mindrepparttar 141078 “stuff” it needs to be productive (create new solutions) as distinct from re-productive (create more ofrepparttar 141079 old which is what probably landed you withrepparttar 141080 problem inrepparttar 141081 first place).

One ofrepparttar 141082 most reliable ways of solving a problem isrepparttar 141083 “systems” strategy.

This method does not allow you to add complications that do not exist and it ensuresrepparttar 141084 facts are gathered withoutrepparttar 141085 hindrance of destructive emotion (the first indication that an event is turning into a problem).

Seeingrepparttar 141086 entire system (i.e.repparttar 141087 problem and everything associated with it) enhances insight into a problem and allows you to deal withrepparttar 141088 real issue. Most often, when solutions don’t work it’s because they arerepparttar 141089 solution to a perceived problem, notrepparttar 141090 real one.

Genius is simply a way of thinking.

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2. Take Action Applying System Thinking to findingrepparttar 141091 real problem ·Write down what you perceiverepparttar 141092 problem to be. (e.g., general performance is poor) ·Look at allrepparttar 141093 symptoms that lead you to that conclusion (e.g. late arrival, low motivation, agitated behaviour between colleagues, missing deadlines) ·Take each symptom and write down allrepparttar 141094 possible causes for each one (NOTE: be as unbiased as possible (e.g. possible causes for missing deadlines – working late hours, unclear job descriptions, unclear management decisions, unreasonable timescales, etc.) ·Take each ofrepparttar 141095 possible causes and determine if they apply torepparttar 141096 situation (e.g. Do people work late hours? Are timescales unreasonable? Is communication between staff and management clear?). Sometimes it is worth using some form of external mediation at this point to ensure an unbiased outcome. ·Once you have determined some definite causes, work on those solutions instead ofrepparttar 141097 general issue of “poor performance”.

Discover The Make-Up Artist in You

Written by Valerie Garner

As a licensed cosmetologist, I would like to share how to developrepparttar art of truly being a makeup artist on your own face.

First, please toss out old ideas you may have had, as well asrepparttar 140903 “one size fits all” beauty tips you’ve picked up alongrepparttar 140904 way. You don’t want any pre-conceived ideas that may cloud your judgment.

Get in front of a mirror, with natural light. Cleanse your face, moisturize, etc. to get it ready for makeup. Get all your brushes, makeup gathered and pull your hair back out ofrepparttar 140905 way. Imagine yourself as your own artist, with your face asrepparttar 140906 canvas upon which you are about to create a look.

There are 2 very important principals to remember. Light colors bring out, givesrepparttar 140907 illusion of an area being forward or front. Dark colors set back, creates a look of depth. Now, really study for your face for a few minutes, don’t focus for now on any particular area, look at shape overall. It might help to even write down notes about impressions you get. What areas seem to need brought out? What areas seem to need to be set back? An example would be a very round face would need an area inrepparttar 140908 cheeks set back (darker) to giverepparttar 140909 illusion of higher cheekbones, more slender face, atrepparttar 140910 same time using some lighter shades onrepparttar 140911 forehead area aboverepparttar 140912 temples to also create a look of lengtheningrepparttar 140913 face. A chin that is a bit undercut would need to be brought forth more to give repparttar 140914 appearance of being more prominent than it is (lighter color).

When using lighter & darker colors for shading & highlighting, be sure to blend very well and use a light touch. Choose a foundation that is very close to your natural skin coloring. I personally have recently discovered mineral makeup (you can do an online search for several brands) or you can use any brand you want. I just have found these very easy to use for using light & dark colors where needed. Blend, blend and blend more, you don’t want anything that looks obvious or any streaking appearance. Also if you’re a light blonde, you wouldn’t use something super dark for shading because you wouldn’t be able to blend it in a way to look natural. Use a shade that’s 1 or 2 shades darker than your natural skin tone, same with lighter shades, 1 or 2 shades lighter than your own skin tone.

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