Wednesday, November 12, 2008

147- IT WORKS!...BRAINSTORMING!.....

"Brainstorming" is a serious, but simple, method to using your intelligence to solve situations and problems. It doesn't take a 'rocket scientist' to sharpen up your power and abilities...try it!
I would say that most persons solve a problem with just one possible solution devised...nope, there's another more useful way.

-Take an object within your grasp...like a candle!
-Get a notepad or piece of paper and a pen or pencil.
-Now, me assuming the role of 'teach', you have two (2) minutes to push your thinker to the limit and come up with as many possible things to do with that candle, NO MATTER what...stupid, serious, brilliant, exciting, dumb...NO MATTER what and jot them down...you're after as many within two minutes as possible.
-Ready...set...go!
-NOW, go back and see if any of those many possibilites would work for a unique use. Did you jot down the obvious, light it?...good.

OK, you've just practiced "Brainstorming", by expanding the CONCEPT of solving problems or needs with as many possible solutions as you can...go past two minutes, of course.
See? Most persons come up with only ONE possibility. How can you develop a neat personal thinking process with only ONE possiblity?...I rest my case!

Related to that...when one is trying to remember a name or fact or place, and cannot conjure it up? It does seem to work when one concentrates on it...then passes it on. It will OFTEN pop up, soon. I've seen it work so many times with me and others! Example: had been invited by the Asst. Director at Eastern State Hospital, Martin Kline, to view and photograph the stained glass window in the Chapel, created by Ms. Joy Gosselin and given in honor of Mrs. Esther Ruffin. Later, outside in front of the new Hancock Geriatric Treatment Center, we noticed a large flower garden of still-blooming red roses. He had visited the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond and wanted to tell me who the landscaper was...he concentrated, went on, and the name came up! That's my story, and I'm sticking, as usual, to it!

PRACTICE: think of as many possible ways to earn extra $$$$ to YOUR income....Ready...Set...Go!

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