New Guide Released for Programs: Innovation Step-by-Step

After teaching and refining my innovation system for years, I am happy to release the pdf version of my new book: Innovation Step-by-Step: How to Systematically Create & Develop Ideas for Any Challenge. Innovation is a high value process. People … Continue reading

Startups, Beanbags, Earthquakes, and Fires: The James Tamplin Story

I’m chronicling the stories of determined entrepreneurs, innovative leaders, unique path creators, and friends. Last month was Rishi Shah and this month is James Tamplin, CEO and Co-Founder of Firebase. I met James Tamplin when he was a student at the … Continue reading

Discover and Use your Personal Strengths and Valuable Skills to Create your Life

How are you using knowledge of your strengths and skills to create your future? Create your life and career path from your strengths and high level skills. I find a personal strengths or “valuable skills” focus to be particularly valuable … Continue reading

Passionate Interests: Don’t Just Follow – Unearth and Integrate

Now, let’s zoom in your passionate interests. What lights your fire? What do you love doing? What do you really, truly care about? What are you passionately interested in? Close your eyes, and identify at least five passionate interests. Go … Continue reading

Zoom in, Focus, and Deconstruct Yourself to Utilize your Positive Attributes

To Create Your Path, we want to help you identify your passionate interests (what energizes you), as well as your strengths (those things you are good at). We do a lot of zooming out and zooming in, looking through different … Continue reading

Your Life’s Epic Tale and Hero’s Journey

What is your Hero’s Journey Story? The Hero’s Journey or “monomyth” shows up in cultures throughout time and geographical location. It’s also known as the “hero with one thousand faces” or the monomyth, and it shares common elements that appear … Continue reading

Create Your Visual Journey Story

What is your visual journey story to show & tell? What is the overarching story of the path that you have taken thus far in life? Create a visual story to “show and tell” that journey. Think of it like a … Continue reading