Archive for May, 2012

New Video:Three Month Evaluation!!!

May 28, 2012

It’s been three months since I had my first fitness evaluation, and now it’s time to find out how I’m progressing.

New Video: I’m a YouTube-a-holic!!!

May 25, 2012

Inspiration comes from everywhere, so don’t rely on one source.

 

Art For Thinking!!!

May 22, 2012

Art For Thinking

 

The other day, I was watching John Cleese deliver a speech on creativity.  As usual, he was funny, but he also made some exceptional points, and I believe you would be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t check it out.  It’s on YouTube, and titled, “John Cleese on Creativity.”  It’s 36 minutes, and well worth the time.

The one thing I noticed was every time he lost track of what he was going to say, he would break into light bulb jokes; you know the kind, “how many socialists does it take to screw in a light bulb?”  (to find out the answer, watch the video)   This tells me two very important things; one is that John Cleese has A.D.D. which is apparent with his random, sporadic, style of comedy, and two that he uses jokes, instead of drugs, to help him through the distraction.

Have you ever noticed, when you start talking to someone, and they start doodling, or writing something, that they seem distracted?  What most people don’t realize is that they aren’t distracted, they are thinking through what you’re saying.  When my stepfather used to get ready for one of his ridiculously long lectures, he would tell me to just sit, and listen (for 6 hours) while he just rambled on and on about the so called crime I committed, (like not folding the laundry).  Here’s just a tip for those types of parents, give it up.  You’re not getting their attention, you’re just giving them a reason to fall asleep, mentally.

The best way to keep the attention of someone, especially a creative person is to give them something to keep their mind active.  If their proclivity is for writing, give them a notepad, and pencil; it they are into visual arts, try a sketch pad. When you give them something to keep their mind busy, you are helping them to better process what you are saying, and helping them to work on a solution.

Don’t forget, even though it seems like it, you aren’t talking to a brick wall.  The human mind is a very powerful tool, and it works best when you keep it active.  The active mind is also the only way to work through a problem to reach a solution.

The next time you have to talk to someone about a problem, don’t give them a reason to fall mentally asleep, give them something to keep their mind active, and help them to think about their own solutions.

New Video: Creativity and the Three Healths

May 20, 2012

In today’s video, I discuss the importance of equally maintaining your intellectual, emotional, and physical health, to help release your true creative potential.

 

New Video: Breaking the Rules

May 14, 2012

In this video, I’m going back to the series on creativity.

This time I discuss breaking the rules in writing, and when it’s appropriate to use horrible grammar.

New Video: My wife says I wear a B cup!!!

May 9, 2012

This video is an update video on how my fitness levels are changing.  On my videos, I will now start doing more videos with writing and photography, and I will still do fitness videos.  This is all part of complete health training, and reaching full creative potential.

 

Save the arts!!!

May 6, 2012

There is a growing problem with schools taking away the arts programs.  This is a subject that I am very passionate about, mostly because of my own arts, and my mom’s side of the family is all about the arts.

The arts are the very basis for learning to communicate, and communication is how we learn to relate to one another.

Maker Studios, on Youtube, has put together this ad to promote the website called adoptthearts.com, which is dedicated to saving the arts in schools.  If you believe in the arts, and want to help out, it’s a great site to visit.

Now here is the video they did.

New Video: Athletic Supporter

May 3, 2012

Now that I’ve given the lamest excuse not to go to the gym, now let me give you the best reason to join one.