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The ability to learn is life's most important skill. Now, Michael Gelb, a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership, and the world's leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development, teaches you the five keys to high performance: Activate Your Brain's Success Mechanism Transform Your Attitude about Mistakes and Failure Play! Your Genius Birthright Cultivate Relaxed Concentration. Coach to Learn This dynamic, interactive and inspiring program will guide you to improve your learning ability as you age, embrace change, and discover resilience in the face of adversity as you learn how to juggle!
Author Michael Gelb ignited the current fascination with all things Da Vinci with his runaway bestseller, How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day. Just as that book showed readers how to use the seven Da Vincian principles to develop their creative potential, his new book, Da Vinci Decoded, will help you use the same principles to cultivate your spiritual potential. Wonder. Appreciation. Awareness. Wholeness...In the Western world of the fifteenth century, these personal qualities were all boldly embodied in one extraordinary man. From art to botany, anatomy to mechanics, Da Vinci was a profoundly original thinker fully in tune with the world of man and nature, and with the divine spirit that bridges the two. In this bold new guide to awakening the soul, Michael Gelb draws on Leonardo's writings, inventions, and works of art to show how you, too, can practice the seven essential principles by which Leonardo lived and worked: Filled with practical exercises that will help you put each of the seven principles into use, a series of reflective questions designed for self-assessment, and inspirational sayings drawn from the world's great wisdom traditions, Da Vinci Decoded offers a wide range of tools to use in your spiritual quest. Now you can let Leonardo and this book be your personal guides to creating your own personal spiritual renaissance today.
Unleash your creative potential. Michael J. Gelb, bestselling author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, draws upon history's most revolutionary minds to help you unleash your own creativity. With fascinating biographies of all ten geniuses, personal self-assessments, and practical exercises, this book is the key to unlocking the genius inside you! Plato -- Deepening your love of wisdom Filippo Brunelleschi -- Expanding your perspective Christopher Columbus -- Strengthening your vision, optimism, and courage Nicolaus Copernicus -- Reorganizing your vision of the world Queen Elizabeth I -- Wielding your power with balance and effectiveness William Shakespeare -- Cultivating your emotional intelligence Thomas Jefferson -- Celebrating your freedom in the pursuit of happiness Charles Darwin -- Developing your powers of observation and cultivating an open mind Mahatma Gandhi -- Applying the principles of spiritual genius to harmonize spirit, mind, and body Albert Einstein -- Unleashing your imagination and "combinatory play"
The self-help book that Leonardo da Vinci never wrote: an innovative, illustrated guide to unlocking and inspiring the genius within and taking advantage of the wisdom put forth by the greatest genius of all time. Halftone illustrations. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
In the bestselling tradition ofThe Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal,The Simple Abundance Journal of GratitudeandThe Don't Sweat the Small Stuff WorkbookcomesThe How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook--the companion volume to Michael Gelb's 1998 Delacorte hardcover bestseller. Created to structure and motivate the reader's development of the seven da Vincian principles introduced inHow to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci,The How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbookrepresents the natural extensio...
The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands offers readers an in-depth look into the art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan via the practice of Cloud Hands, a foundational exercise common to all schools of this popular martial art. Part theoretical treatise, part training manual, this book facilitates a deeper understanding of "internal" movement and training for students of T'ai Chi and other internal martial arts. Step-by-step exercises help to bring the theoretical into concrete practice and application. Author Robert E. Tangora, an accomplished practitioner and teacher of several different styles of T'ai Chi, places a heavy emphasis on the development of internal structure and building a solid foundation in the art's most basic movements. Intermediate and advanced practitioners will discover a deeply interconnected world of practice; beginning students will learn basic training methods that can help them bypass years of incomplete training and erase incorrect habits already formed. Tangora also stresses the importance of meditation and its crucial relationship to the art's health and martial aspects, as well as how to use the spine to integrate movements--especially important for practitioners with back problems who wish to learn how to move without inducing pain. Readers will learn to: * Cultivate internal power * Discover the inner workings of Tai Chi Ch'uan * Understand the meaning of the T'ai Chi classics * Move without injury * Relieve back pain
The author, who is a motivational speaker who teaches how to think more creatively, teaches you how to juggle and in the process discusses how to take risks by making mistakes.
Michael J. Gelb is the world's leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He shows you how to rethink the way you think by helping you discover your natural ability to create, communicate, and lead in every area of your life-from designing a dinner party to mapping out your life goals, from running a more effective business meeting to improving memory and increasing your creative power. Thinking for a Change unveils fresh strategies for thriving on change and increasing productivity through synvergent thinking, the art of balancing logic and imagination, reason and intuition. It is a way of seeing the whole picture by integrating the larger elements and the details. It is the ability to entertain multiple pairs of seemingly opposite ideas simultaneously. Thinking for a Change also teaches readers how to facilitate the mind's ability to link disparate ideas. This process of association is the basis for the skill of mind mapping, a method-originated by British psychologist Tony Buzan- that improves the organization of ideas and encourages synvergent thinking. Based on a practical understanding of the structure and design of the human brain, and research into the thinking patterns of history's great achievers such as Darwin, Edison, and Leonardo da Vinci, mind mapping unleashes your ability to generate new ideas quickly and organize them effectively. In today's global marketplace everyone from retailers and restaurateurs to computer consultants and communications companies are restructuring, reengineering, and reinventing themselves. In a world of accelerating change, individuals and organizations can no longer afford to approach information-age problems and opportunities with industrial-age thinking skills. A more fulfilling life, a stronger organization, a saner society-they all start with your thinking, your actions, and your courage. So it's time to begin Thinking for a Change.
The Italians haveLa Dolce Vita, the French haveJoie d'Vivre. What do Americans have? Happy Hour? Miller Time? We need help! New York Times bestselling author Michael Gelb (How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci) opens our eyes to the remarkable power of wine to tap into our creative potential, awaken our genius, and forge bonds with friends and co-workers. Although there are many excellent guides to wine appreciation,Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinkingoffers a "whole brain" approach that is unequivocally unique. Part 1 provides the practical "left-brain" knowledge readers will need to handle themselves in any wine-related situation. Part 2 explores how wine can serve as a catalyst for creativity and "right brain" thought. Gelb takes his readers on a wine-soaked journey through history, introducing them to the greatest wine-related art, music, and architecture. In Part 3, readers will be guided step-by-step through a delightful process of bringing family, friends, or colleagues together for "Inspired Thinking" wine parties. IfWine Drinking for Inspired Thinkingcould make one promise to its readers, it's that it will not only improve their enjoyment of wine, but will also enhance their enjoyment of life.
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