New Skills Development Strategies- Innovation And Destiny Part 2

New skills innovation can change your destiny

New Skills / Innovation starts with a ripple

New Skills Development Strategies-

Innovation Can Change Your Destiny-Life’s Path

The last post laid the groundwork for understanding what innovation is as well as what destiny means.  Here are some specific strategies and techniques that will support your innovation efforts, and hopefully innovation can change your destiny or life’s path as well.

New skills-individuality

Who cares what other people say. Follow the melody of your own song. Allowing for the input of other people will only bring static to the music you are trying to make. If you have an original idea, the key is to be able to get others to understand and accept your ideas.  Don’t get side tracked when you get any negative feedback. If all those geniuses listened to their peers, we would probably still be living on horses.

New skills-be committed to innovation

Spend time on any new skill. I cannot stress this enough, although, please do not mistake this tip to tell you to quit your day job entirely.  This involves some tricky time management, but with a little discipline, you’ll be able to squeeze both in.  “Whatever you give energy to grows”!!!!  This is both good and bad, here’s why.

If you ever had a problem or even a desire to lose weight here is what happens.  The more you think about your problem, or the more you think about a diet, the more significance you place on it and that is not always good.  So when it comes to anything other than innovation, give problems their due time, give diets their due time, but, if you dwell and give either of these two examples too much mental attention, all you are doing is constantly thinking about food.  And, food is the last thing you want to think about when you are n a diet.  Give
problems sufficient time and let them be or you will wonder why you seem down.  Sure, give diets time and give your problems time, but do NOT give it too much mental energy…it will grow and manifest into something bigger than it may be.

New skills-three effective strategies

1  Physical workouts. Take a walk. Run a mile or two. Send all those endorphins running through your veins. Exercising certainly clears and relaxes your mind and allows for anything to pop up.  This is how you begin to find the creative genius within.  Compare this to giving something too much mental energy and you will notice, it is the exact opposite of it.  Quit thinking about it and let it incubate by doing something physical where you clear your mind.  The right answers and solutions will come from the subconscious.

2 Keep track of those dreams. Aren’t some of them just the craziest things that your conscious mind would never have thought of?  If you’ve had these dreams before, and I’m sure you have, this only shows you the untapped innovative power you have lying within. So jot down those notes. Those dreams may just create an innovative spark in you.  Script your dreams before you fall asleep.  It may spark the right environment on what you may want to dream about.

3 Determine your unique style. You can always tell a Van Gogh from a Matisse. You’ll know Shakespeare wrote something by the choice of words on the paper. So it is the same with you. People will appreciate your innovation more because it is uniquely yours and that no one else would have thought of what you were thinking. That will let people see how valuable an asset you are.

Don’t hide behind nifty gadgets, tools or shiny buttons. You don’t need the most expensive set of paints to produce a masterpiece. The same applies to writing. You don’t need some expensive fountain pen and really smooth paper for a bestseller. In fact, J.K. Rowling wrote the first book of the Harry Potter Series on bits of tissue. So what if you’ve got an expensive Camcorder and you can’t begin to figure out how to use the essential features to make great movies.  The artist actually reduces the number of tools he has as he gets better at his craft: he knows what works and what doesn’t.

Learn new skills-where to look for answers and solution: what to think about

  • Nothing will work without passion.
  • What wakes you up in the mornings?
  • What keeps the flame burning?
  • What is the one thing that you’ll die if you don’t do?
  • What do you do better than others
  • What do you see as something you wished you could buy
  • What one thing can you fix or improve
  • If you had the money to change something…

Sometimes people with talent are overtaken by the people who want it more. Think the hare and the tortoise. Ellen Degeneres once said that if you’re not doing something that you want to do, then you don’t really want to do it. And that’s true. Sometimes you just want something so bad you become a virtually unstoppable. And that is passion. Passion will keep you going.

Don’t fret the small stuff-inspiration. You can’t force it; inspiration hits when you
least expect it.  For those unpredictable yet inevitable moments you should prepare. An idea could strike you on the subway, and, you poor unfortunate soul; you have no sheet of paper to scribble down a thought that could change the world. Avoid these disasters. You always have your phone with you.  Send yourself an email note.

New skill- the essential 4 components to effective innovation:

1 Finding the pain- defining the problem

2 Research and development

3 have an effective innovation strategy and model as a check list for effectiveness

The new skills that make up the skill set required to be a great innovator:

  • develop your creative prowess
  • become a better problem solver
  • you need to be a great thinker and decision maker
  • you needto be able to get people to understand and accept your ideas

Notice…I mean really take note of the tools and skill sets required to be a great
innovator.  Innovation starts at the development process.  The key is to develop these skills so you can be a better innovator. Remember, innovation and improvement is a constant process. Think about your job or business. You get hired or start a business, learn the position or how to market the business, grow these opportunities: then and only then can you start to influence the company from the position you are in, or grow the business to the next level.  The proverbial learning curve.

The same is true of the innovation process.  It starts with developing from where you are through a specific set of steps in sequence, through to the final step which is breakthrough thinking.  With the right skills and tools you can easily
improve your innovation techniques!

I hope this post helps you bring more innovation into your life. Keep in mind that you’re doing these things for your own satisfaction and not anybody else’s. But soon enough they will noticed, and if you’re good at innovating, you will see the starts of what I call “the ripple effect”.  Everything should start to build from this effect…and while a tsunami may not occur from the ripple effect, the longer you keep those ripples rippling (if that’s even a word) and it will in fact grow beyond your wildest dreams.  And that my good listener’s is how you change your life, your destiny and your life’s path.

If you want to learn new skills to innovate and change your life, pick a copy of our Be Thinkful E-book on sale now.  We bring all the high level skills you need to innovate, become more creative and become a better problem solver-most important of them all: influence and persuasion where you get others to understand and accept your ideas.  Our chapter on innovation and change gives you that strategy and sequence model in one place, along with the other skill sets required for innovation.  A skill set that can change your life!!!!

  • New skills to learn about:great thinking
  • problem solving
  • decision making
  • innovation and change
  • influence and persuasion

All the skills that make up the complete skill set at  I must say it is one of my best efforts when it comes to info books so far.  It’s on
sale now for $7.95 and comes with a free E-Book called Abundant Thinking….  Here’s a PS.

PS.  All great leaders today have an abundance mentality and the poor manager or business owner has a scarcity mentality. Do you know the difference?  Let me know your thoughts and I will tell you my version of the difference.  The difference between them could be the difference between wanna be’s and rising stars and fast tracking-top performers.

If you like what you read, pass it along and share it with friends.  Thank you, and here’s to a healthy and prosperous New Year to us all- from Learn New Skills Blog.


New Skills Development Strategies Innovation Can Change Your Destiny-Life’s Path


New Skills Development Strategies

Innovation Can Change Your Destiny-Life’s Path Or Help You Become A Fast Tracker In Your Carrers Or Business

New Skills- Innovation Can Change Your Destiny- Life's Path

New Skills- Innovation Can Change Your Destiny- Life's Path

New skills development strategies-  what’s in this title?

Besides some  great insight on innovation, we also use the term destiny for those listeners  that believe “destiny prevails, ”and for those doubters that believe destiny does  not exist let alone prevail,  we use the  term life’s path as the meaning behind destiny.

New skills -defining innovation

What is innovation? According to Merriam-Webster, innovation is:

Main Entry:   in•no•va•tion: noun

1 : the  introduction of something new

2 : a new  idea, method or device

New skills –innovation quote

 “Without change there is no innovation,  creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a  better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.”- William Pollard

New Skills- what is destiny noun/

1.The events  that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future.

2.The hidden  power believed to control what will happen in the future; fate.

New skills destiny quote

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It  is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be  achieved.” –  William Jennings Bryan quotes

New skills- a new year

With the New  Year and the birth of 2012, most people view the holiday as a reflective  period, as they transition into a New Year.   The New Year for most people is about stopping or quitting something  they don’t like and want to change about themselves, or it’s the creation of promises  for an improved and better you.

So let’s  look at this subject as a way to potentially make 2012 not only a great year,  but potentially one that will change your life, your so called destiny and life’s path.

New skills innovation, change and creativity

You can’t  talk about innovation without talking about change and creativity.  At the core of innovation lies the need for  improvement.  That’s where the change
comes in.  At the core of innovation lies  creativity.  Creativity is clearly the
catalyst for change, innovation and improvement.

But  innovation is not about stopping smoking, quitting biting your nails or a way to  support the promises we make to ourselves in the form of resolutions.  So keep reading to learn more about what we  mean when we say:  innovation and change  your destiny and life’s path.

To do that,  we need to dial in a little deeper into innovation, sometimes referred to as an idea.  An idea is useful only to the inventor unless it is offered to the public. If the idea improves some product, process or service for the public, then that idea transforms into an innovation.

An innovation can be big or small. Brand-new, or just a bit different: it doesn’t
matter. An innovation can be clearly complex or seemingly simple.  Innovations are often thought of in terms of technical achievement, but can also be a design or process improvement: how you do things. A new product idea, something that solves a problem for example.  The type, industry and style of innovation are irrelevant:  an innovation’s impact determines its qualification.

By now, you are probably asking, innovate, me changing my life, my destiny by innovating.  I don’t see it, or this isn’t me.  And hey, by the way, how many people really develop breakthrough innovations that can change their lives anyway?

OK, I can agree with these truths about true breakthrough innovation, but let’s go a little further to get our arms around innovation as a basic skill set that can
work for you before we move on looking for the next quick fix or shiny push
buttons that just don’t exist.  Along the way I will also show you how to innovate at work to grow personally and professionally…maybe even get you promoted by being seen as a Fast Tracker and go to person.

New skills- and three types of innovation

  1. Sustaining innovation- these are incremental variations, small and minor changes to a theme or project
  2. Breakout  innovation- those that significantly increase the level of play with an existing category.
  3. Disruptive innovation-something just short of break through innovation: yet large enough to cause a disruption to the current way of doing things

New skills-one simple action can change your life and your business-my personal story as an example.

So I’m playing golf on a really hot afternoon: mid 90’s and I can’t seem to drink enough water.  I’m in the middle of a sand trap 165 yards from the green when I look down and see a putter in my hand.  If you’re not a golfer, you may not realize that as a big problem, since a putter is used for short distances and rolling the balls on greens.

So now I realize I am probably dehydrated.  I get through the round and start thinking about how I can drink more water to avoid this problem in the future.  Everyone knows water is bland and not really fun to drink.  But when I think back to times when drinking it was easy, I remember the tastes and flavors of water that some eateries served:  lemon water, cucumber water,
even basil water.

Next was my AHA moment when I realized the common denominators were all flavors.  To make a long story short, I jumped both feet into the world of flavoring and developed the first natural flavor drops to enhance the taste of water specifically then on to tea, coffee and dairy products.

The brand is Yum Drops Flavoring and it is now the number 1 natural flavor concentrate and flavor drop on the internet, with over 50 flavors, serving 23 countries and with 165 sales affiliates.  True story and a real life example of how innovation can change your life and affect your life’s path and with some mental energy and diligence, you can do the same.  It surely changed mine.  Check out my innovation at

New skills-the power of innovation

Innovation is actually an inherent talent.  That means everyone has it.  Surprisingly many of us don’t think we have this skill.  Let’s look at the power of innovation.  If you’ve ever marveled at somebody’s creative prowess, guess what, you can create and innovate too. It just takes time. Everyone is born creative. The box of crayons in kindergarten was not limited to those who possessed potential; because the truth is, everybody has potential.

You know how long it took to learn to ride a bike, or drive, or to never commit the same mistake again? It’s the same with innovation. It takes some practice and a lot of time before this skill set comes easily-when you want it, at the snap of a finger.

A single harmless snow flake can cause an avalanche.”

Our next  post will teach you the keys to innovate and once you have them, you can open  the doors to them anytime you want, in any area of your life: work, play,  whatever.  Along with that, I will even give you the insight and strategies to make 2012 a year of innovation, improvement and change, so that even you can in fact: change your life.  Innovation can change your life


Learn New Skills Development Strategies For 2012


Learn New Skills Development Strategies For 2012

Skill Development Strategies- Learn New Skills

Learn New Skills-Skill Development Strategies

OK learn new skills Bloggers’ and Listeners’.  We are ready to wrap up 2011 and have set our eyes on the New Year for learning new skills.

Learn new skills– reflective thinking

Reflective thinking is looking to the past. Reflective thinking involves personal consideration of one’s own learning.  It considers personal achievements and failures and asks what worked, what didn’t.  I wrote an entire post on it so you can always review it for more details…it’s time to move on.

Learn new skills- what did we learn in 2011

Thinking and creativity are two essential skill sets for improving performance, getting ahead, getting hired and getting promoted.

Learn new skills-what did we accomplish

Value Drivers-improve your business or personal proposition

Value Drivers-improve your business or personal proposition

We set the foundation on “Value Drivers” for individuals and entrepreneurs to be able to create their own personal branding and business brands by enhancing their value proposition.  Personal branding is the hottest strategy and trends for the coming New Year.  Remember that for next year.

We got the message out that companies are looking for great thinkers.  They hire more of them and pay them better.

We showed you the keys to become a great thinker including several high level posts on specific thinking strategies.

We think we hit the nail on the head with a HIGH A by delivering the top 50 free websites for skills and performance tools in the following categories:

  • Education
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Free Publicity
  • Social Media
  • Internet Marketing

Learn new skills- where did we come up short

Our strategies are focused on skills and tools for improving performance for employees, managers and entrepreneurs.  We think we got that right.  We think our top 50 free websites starts to address the missing component for our complete strategy.

Learn new skills-completing our strategy

Learn new skills will also be focusing on entrepreneurs that either have or are planning to have an offline or online businesses and want to improve their online marketing performance.

Our approach to these loyal listeners will be what we call…improving your online marketing performance 1 pixel at a time.  We prefer the ripple effect for sustained long term effectiveness, versus the big splash.

We will be offering affordable internet skills and tools for these entrepreneurs at our new internet skills and tools website.  The real thrust of our efforts for the New Year on this site is strictly to improve your internet skills and provide high performance internet tools for internet marketing.

You can only truly serve one master…so we are choosing blogging and WordPress as the key platform to all of our offline/online marketing efforts.
The tools are easy to use and the skills are even easier to learn.  In the above paragraph, we mentioned our new internet skills and tools website.  We
are featuring a bundled product that includes 60 videos on learning everything
you need to know about WordPress and an info book on blogging for cash: how to monetize your blog and or how to make money with your new blog is you want to.

These two products are a great way for beginners and advanced bloggers to really get their arms around the world of blogging and WordPress.  You can buy them both for only $7.95 at now.

Learn new skills-a look into our blogging calendar for 2012

Here is a short list of posts coming in 2012 to help you learn new skills:

  • Innovation can change your life- this will come out just before New Years.
  • What is drive-what motivates us?
  • Motivation- the heart of self improvement
  • Develop your intuition
  • Learn new skills-what can time management bring to yourself improvement
  • More on self improvement strategies and tips and learn new skills
  • Showcasing-a proprietary online marketing strategy focused on how to set up your offline/online business for the price of a good dinner in a moderately priced restaurant; includes the 5 simple steps to the how and where to do it.  I predict we can teach you everything you need to know and do for an initial investment of less than $50: maybe even less than $35, with an annual operating expense of less than $100 all in.  You won’t want to miss that.  If you follow our showcasing strategy, I will show the inside secrets for creating your own products, or info products and the keys to becoming an effective affiliate marketer and make commissions on another company’s products.
  • Offline/Online Marketers-Hostgator: it’s all in the web hosting service, and the inside strategies and keys to their high level internet performance tools.
  • Contrary to what you have heard: content is the medium and relationships are king
  • Influence and persuasion- how to get others to understand and accept your ideas

Before I close, I think it’s time to ask you if there is something special you want to learn about or if there is a special problem you need help with.  You can either post it or email us at  Also, if you have any ideas, suggestions or thoughts to help us improve what we do or help you, just let us know.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and Happy Holidays to you and we wish you a healthy and prosperous New Year for 2012.  We think 2012 looks very promising for you to learn new skills, enhance your skill development strategies and to improve your personal or offline/online business dreams, goals and aspirations.


Learn New Skills-The REAL VALUE Of Thinking And Creativity


Learn New Skills-

The REAL VALUE Of Thinking And Creativity

Stand out in a crowd when you learn new skills like thinking and creativity

Learn New Skills-The REAL VALUE Of Thinking And Creativity And Top Performance

Learn new skills-The real value of thinking

When you learn new skills like thinking skills, here is what happens.  Great thinking produces the groundwork for great results.  You just can’t have performance and great results without better thinking.  Poor thinking creates negative consequences, and average thinking produces simply no improvements or progress.

Great thinking generates great improvements in your performance and progress.  Great thinking combined with great ideas releases a person’s real potential.  Good thinking generates more good thinking for those who turn it into a practice.  That’s exactly how you start to become a great thinker.

“An invasion of armies could be resisted, but never an invasion of ideas”

Learn new skills- thinking should be obvious to us

The REAL VALUE of great thinking, generating ideas and the ability to sell yourself and influence others should be apparent to all of us.  It’s hard to advance without it, and it’s even harder to be successful, or to earn life changing income, without being a better thinker.

Here’s why.  Unsuccessful individuals concentrate their thinking on existing and surviving.  How can you generate ideas when you are merely trying to get by?   When you learn new skills like thinking and creativity, you understanding the effects associated with changing your thinking, and you are more inclined to improve your thinking skills. 

 Learn new skills-improve your thinking and creativity

1. Improved thinking creates the base line for good results
2. Poor thinking only creates negative results
3. Average thinking produces little to no progress
4. Good thinking improves your chances for success
5. Great thinking produces greater performance, success and income

Only when a person makes the proper changes and improvements to their thinking do things change, and turn out better for them.  That’s when you can start to understand better, think better, and generate great ideas for your company or yourself.

Learn new skills-change your thinking

Improving your thinking is all about changing attitudes and beliefs.

Change is a personal thing- “I would really want to change.”  Change is really possible-“I am able to change.”  Change is profitable- “I’ll be rewarded by change.” 

Changing your beliefs, changes your expectations.  Changing your expectations, changes your attitude.  Changing your attitude changes your behavior.  Changing your behavior changes your performance. 

When you learn a new skill like thinking, this is what happens.  Changing your performance, changes your life…and this my friends is exactly how you become successful and produce life changing income!

Learn new skillscreativity

Thinking and creativity go hand and hand.  The more creative you are the better thinker you are.  Here is an inside look at creativity and the skills you develop as you become more creative.

1. Learn new skills like-Curiosity

When you learn new skills like creativity, you start to ask ‘why’, ‘what if’ and ‘I wonder…’ are great questions to build into your life if you want to be a more creative person. Learn new skills like creativity to be more employable is one great benefit.  Companies like creative people.

2. Learn new skills to-Finding the FUN in Problems

The biggest problem is that we often see problems or obstacles in life as unacceptable parts of life. We avoid pain or suppress it when it comes and in doing so, we don’t often see and feel symptoms that are there to tell us something important. Creative people see problems as a natural and normal part of life – in fact they often have a fascination with problems and are drawn to them.   That is why creativity and thinking go hand in hand.

3. Learn new skills to Confront Challenge

Most of the most creative ideas through-out history have come from people facing a challenge or crisis and rather than running from it asking ‘how can I overcome this’?

4. Learn new skills for- Constructive Discontent

Creativity and creative people often have an acute awareness of what’s wrong with the world around them – however they are constructive about this awareness and won’t allow themselves to get bogged down in grumbling about it – they take their discontent and let it be a motivation to doing something constructive.

5. Learn new skills for Being Positive

Learning creative skills gives you a unique attitude and belief that most (if not all) problems can be solved. No challenge is too big to be overcome and no problem cannot be solved (this doesn’t mean they’re always happy or never depressed – but they don’t generally get stumped by a challenge).

6. Learn new skills for Suspending Judgment

As you start learning creative skills, you begin to hold off on judging or critiquing an idea is important in the process of creativity. Often great ideas start as crazy ones – if critique is applied too early the idea will be killed and never developed into something useful and useable. (note – this doesn’t mean there is never a time for critique or judgment in the creative process – it’s actually key – but there is a time and place for it).

7. Learn new skills- Obstacles Lead To Innovation, Improvement & Solutions

This subject is similar to the example above,  but by ‘hurdles’ I mean problems and mistakes in the creative process itself. Sometimes it’s on the journey of developing an idea that the real magic happens and it’s often out of the little problems or mistakes that the idea is actually improved.

8. Learn new skills- Stick With It-Ness

Creative people who actually see their ideas come to fruition have the ability to stick with their ideas and see them through – even when the going gets tough. This is what sets apart the great from the good in this whole sphere. Stick-ability is key.

9. Learn new skills to develop-Flexible Imagination

It’s fun watching a truly creative person at work when they’re ‘on fire’. They have this amazing ability to see a problem or challenge and it’s many potential solutions simultaneously and they have an intuitive knack at being able to bring previously disconnected ideas together in flashes of brilliance that seem so simple – yet which are so impossible to dream up for the average person.

Is Creativity tied to Personality A Trait or Can it be Learned?

As I read through this list of traits of creative people – the question that I know the answer to is whether creativity is tied to personality type or whether it can be learned?

Yes creativity is a learning skill.

Some people are just creative – they don’t train themselves to think like they do and they often don’t even know that they are any different from the rest of us – it’s just who they are.

However, we can all enhance our ability to be creative over time when learning new skills.   When you learn new skills like our thinking and creativity skill sets, you will really become a creative type.

If you want to become successful and live at a new level, you have to be more creative and think at a new level.  Learning skills and using the life changing skill sets associated with Be Thinkful© is the right product for you, and the right time for you to start learning how to think and understand better, be more creative and yes…even generate great ideas.