RPG Sales: Using Role Playing Games To Learn How To Sell – Heather Craik

By Lauren Williams | February 22, 2023

RPG Sales: Using Role Playing Games To Learn How To Sell was  the theme of Heather Craik‘s 2021 Playful Creative Summit chat with Alyea Sandovar. Heather’s bio for the Summit was “Heather runs these fantasy and scifi role-playing games that she’s designed to help people get better at their sales and running their business, by…

George Carlin and Stuff

By Lauren Williams | February 21, 2023

There are people who believe George Carlin was one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time. I happen to agree. He was also foul-mouthed, entirely irreverent, and I think he cared as deeply about the human race as a doctor looking for a cure for cancer. His observations on stuff were timeless and achingly…

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Seeing What Others Cannot See by Thomas G. West

By Lauren Williams | February 20, 2023

Seeing What Others Cannot See: The Hidden Advantages of Visual Thinkers and Differently Wired Brains is Thomas G. West‘s third book. I am sooooooooo torn about this work. It is a powerfully reasoned defense of a world-wide, critical movement to recognize the needs and astonishing abilities of people who are visual/spatial/dyslexic/neurodiverse thinkers. Visual/spatial learners may have…

Life Skills Advocate’s Real Life Executive Functioning Workbook

By Lauren Williams | February 16, 2023

Chris Hanson, BS of Life Skills Advocate, partnered with Amy Sippl, MS, BCBA, has produced a thoughtful, far-reaching tool kit, The Real Life Executive Functioning Workbook: A Handbook of Exercises to Help Unique Learners for supporting neurodiverse young people as they attempt to master difficult skills and concepts such as emotion regulation and time management.…

Bruce Honig Easy Ways to Fertilize Your Creative Self

By Lauren Williams | February 15, 2023

Bruce Honig, IdeaGuides, gifted 2021 Playful Creative Summit attendees Easy Ways to Fertilize Your Creative Self in his discussion with David Chislett. Honig has a fascinating definition of creativity: “the act of doing something that we’re not familiar with  initially… Getting from here to there when we’re not really sure how to get there… So…

Jerry Seinfeld Decluttering Humor – Happy Valentine’s Day

By Lauren Williams | February 14, 2023

Jerry Seinfeld offered a hilarious take on clutter on Jimmy Fallon’s 12/24/2014 The Tonight Show. Happy Valentine’s Day! And my deep gratitude to Kacy Paide, The Inspired Office, who blogged about this and it caught my attention.  

Jenn Sandercock – Using Constraints to Innovate

By Lauren Williams | February 8, 2023

Jenn Sandercock – Using Constraints to Innovate – collaborated in the 47th of 52 conversations of the 2021 Playful Creative Summit, chatting with Alyea Sandovar. She suggests that setting constraints on your creativity can be freeing, because it can eliminate the overwhelm someone might otherwise feel if s/he/they try to tackle everything in a project all…

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I don’t post about pretty boxes

By Lauren Williams | February 8, 2023

I don’t post about pretty boxes. I don’t. Did early in my career, haven’t in years. Why? I do not think pretty boxes are the important part of the organizing work. Can those be a reward for the tremendous effort involved in this kind of partnership? OH YEA. Can those be a tool to further…

The Diderot Effect

By Lauren Williams | February 7, 2023

I learned about The Diderot Effect while reading James Clear‘s book Atomic Habits to earn my Institute for Challenging Disorganization Level II Time Management and Productivity Specialist Certificate. Denis Diderot, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, was a French philosopher in the 1700s who explored a huge range of social, political and scientific issues of his…

I don’t like real-life mysteries

By Lauren Williams | February 3, 2023

I don’t like real-life mysteries. I’ll read fiction all day every day, cut my teeth on Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, graduated to Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Lord Peter and Nero Wolfe. I avoid the real-life stuff at all cost. I’m reviewing some of my bookkeeping, which prompts this self-reflection. Worry about the client…

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