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- Publisher: Ideation Training Pty Ltd; 1 edition (9 Nov. 2014)
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- Language: English
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The book is nicely illustrated with scores of drawings by the author. The writing is crisp and engaging. Once you begin you won’t want to put the book down until you finish. Although “Everyone’s a Genius” can be read in an afternoon or evening, its message will inspire you for a lifetime.
Some of the matters addressed in the book have been touched on in other books, but none have covered so much idea and methodology for your success in whatever area you choose to this extent.
There are quotes from famous persons throughout history that are as relevant today as they were when stated, some hundreds of years ago. What really surprised me was the bluntness of some of the facts brought forth. All of which are true, but in todays pc climate of don't blame yourself for your failures, the authors straightforward approach of you only have yourself to blame for your situation, you just don't hear enough.
At times I felt she was speaking directly to me. Having great ideas and plans but without action they are basically worthless. Action is the key throughout histories great achievements, great leaders, great men and women.
This is also for sure, you will not absorb all the information that is in this book from just one reading. There is much to study on as this is some serious thought provoking, self evaluation, life changing questions asked of you. Where are you at right now in your life? Where have you been? Where are you going? And if you don't change some things in your life, right where you are now, is where you will be in the future.
Every high school and college student should have to write a report on this book so that they don't wake up late in life in that ah-ha moment wondering what the heck happened to the life that they were given. That they wanted so much more, but its too late. Thankfully the author has an answer for that too.
Much of the book is familiar motivational fare that features anecdotes and quotations of successful people, but it's well organized and, I believe, based on proven principles for achieving success. The author demonstrates that it doesn't take a genius IQ or advanced degree to come up with innovative, sometimes game-changing ideas. To think like a genius, imagination is more important than knowledge. Question your every assumption, and push the boundaries of what you believe is possible.
The book introduces the concept of "introspective optimism" - having your head in the clouds, but keeping your feet on the ground. Get out of your comfortable rut and develop an inquisitive, healthy mind by challenging your mind and seeking new experiences. And of course, learn to think outside the box by bending or breaking the rules. Interestingly, the author describes how she uses a thesaurus and Google Images to feed her unconscious mind.
The book describes two modes of thinking for generating creative and original ideas: closed mode and open mode, stating that both modes are essential for generating innovative ideas. And sometimes it helps to be more naïve in solving a problem that appears to be very complex. In the end, the author says that creative ideation is "about as close to having a real magic wand as we can get."
The book makes a convincing case that with enough motivation and effort, it's possible to give up who you used to be and learn productive new ways of doing things. If you stumble, learn from your mistakes and move on. In summary, the book urges the interested reader to be positive, stay curious, ask "What if...?, make your own luck, be inspired, and never, ever give up.
A review copy of the book was provided by the author.
The layout of Fraser's book is simple and easy to follow. There are some great quotes from famous geniuses throughout history to steer us on the path, and some simple illustrations for those of us who need visuals. This book can be read and understood by a gradeschooler which makes it a great recommendation for young people, and of course we older folks who can use all the help with thinking that we can get.
Here is the chapter layout.
2.The Road to Paradise Myth Busting
3.Think Like a Genius You Are
4.What You Think Are You a Rat in a Cage?
5.Boost Your Brilliance
6.Death to Mediocrity
7.Shirts of Iron
Bonus: How to Change the World What Next?
Jen Fraser (2014-04-07 00:00:00+10:00). Everyone's A Genius: Simple Tips to Boost Your Brilliance Now (Kindle Locations 78-84). Kindle Edition.
I especially like the idea of sleeping on a problem. I do this when writing songs. If I get stuck, I simply wait until the next day, and I've yet to be disappointed with the solution to a particularly difficult rhyme. Or retracing what you were doing physically when you had a great idea you want to recall(this almost helps when you forget why you came into a room).
"If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough." – Albert Einstein
Jen Fraser (2014-04-07 00:00:00+10:00). Everyone's A Genius: Simple Tips to Boost Your Brilliance Now (Kindle Locations
1291-1292). Kindle Edition.
Jen Fraser can keep is simple because she thoroughly understands her subject. This is a short, simple, easy way to understand how to plug into your own brilliance.
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for a review.
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