Bonus 2: a superb set of creativity principles formulated by Warwick Business School MBA student Hakim Soltanpour:
Principles of Creativity: Potentially it is infinite different solutions for a problem and infinite different way to do a task , the goals of these principles is to remove the internal barriers of the mind and release the subconscious mind's power to be more creative, seeing the ocean of possibilities and selecting the best one, in the other word this is a way to deal with creativity as a manner rather than a skill.
Be generous : When thinking for a new solution don't think about personal gain or money at all (it comes by itself) because it automatically limited the horizon of thinking and the subconscious part of mind would search for money in task not for solutions which is totally different.
Be hope full : The first step for finding a new solution is believing that a new solution is possible we can't find some thing when we don't believe in its existance, if you don't believe that there is a possible treatment for AIDS, as a researcher you can't find it and finally another person would find it.
Be care full about assumptions: New solution is output of the creative thinking process while data are inputs, so its extremely important to use correct accurate and first hand data / information. When we start to thinking about a solution, mixing assumptions with facts and also using second hand data which usually is mixed with assumptions of people that collected that data is fatal error in creative thinking . Many time we don't understand what is the real problem.
Confidence and risk tacking:To be creative you should resist the temptation of following the traditional ways because they are safe, any new way is fundamentally involve with risk and therefore it needs risk taking and confidence to dealing with fears. Imagine what would happened if Christopher Columbuswas timid .
Inspiration resources :When we remove the barrier of creation we need some inspiration resources for creation, nature is the most amazing resource for solutions every thing in the nature is in its extreme efficient situation because its result of thousands years of evolution, payimg attention to detail of every thing in nature is a key point. Also any kind of beauty is a resource of inspiration (maybe for this reason usually artists change their partner time by time for seeking new inspiration resource ). Also we need an engine for this journey, love could be the best motivator , most of the historical master pieces are result of love .
Extreme of Creativity : When we think about creative people usually names like Edison, Einstein or Bill Gates comes to our mind, although they are extremely creative , still there is higher level for creation,' Re create your self' ' , be your own invention ,invent ae unique and original life style for yourself,don't be generic, Nelson Mandela , Mother Tresa are examples of extreme innovation , inventing a new human which is not like any other person , a new life style which the whole life is continuous innovation.
True wealth? The stuff money can't buy, of course. The stuff we forget about until it's damaged, receding or gone. Health, relationships. Interesting job. A view over the sea. A garden to tend. Kids to play ball with.
But if we need to talk money, calculate your wealth not by salary nor car but by balance sheet. Otherwise you might become 'big hat no cattle'.
Your personal balance sheet=assets (house)-liabilities (debts).
Simple strategies to sort one's finances:
Save, then spend.
Know what comes in and what goes out.
Create and stick to budgets for areas of spending.
Use cash rather than credit cards more often, You feel the appropriate value of money more easily.
There is a difference between standard of living (stuff) and quality of life (soul). They can equate initially, But chasing too much of the former can ironically damage the latter.