Visualize Your Innovative Future

Innovation inspires motivation! Innovation is a motivator to take action. We love to come up with that new idea.  We love to figure out how to do something better, or solve a problem.  We love to take these opportunities and … Continue reading

Why Innovate? Respond to Change Naturally.

Responding to Change In many cases, we need to innovate because we must respond to some kind of change. This change could be something we perceive as bad and we want to fix.  It could be something we don’t know … Continue reading

The Innovation System: 7 Steps to Developing Innovative Ideas

To successfully innovate and develop our ideas to high-impact levels, we need to approach it with systems thinking and go through stages. After working on innovation projects with a lot of organizations and institutions; reading many books, articles, and blogs; … Continue reading

Tools for Self-Understanding: Inventories, Assessments, & Surveys

At some point, you have probably taken a survey, or maybe even used a fun app to help you gain a greater understanding of yourself. Maybe you played the “true colors” board game. Perhaps you’ve done the popular Myers-Briggs (MBTI Personality … 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

Dive Deep then Step Back: Tell the Story of Your Life to Understand it

To create your own unique path in life, you must first take a look at the larger story of your life. Zoom out on those experiences you’ve had already in order to make meaning, understand, and move forward with your … Continue reading