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Tuesday, December 30, 2003


Got Goals for 2004?
Tired of the same old Goal Setting books and tapes?
Try a true Goal ACHIEVING program instead!

My friend Gary Ryan Blair (better known in most circles as "The GoalsGuy") has created an incredible program that wanted to share with you.

The Personal Strategic Plan is based on the simple principle that "Life will not go according to plan, if you do not have a plan!" The PSP is a well thought out program that is based around a personal values continuum that, when illustrated, looks like the diagram of solar system. I think it's intentional, as one of my favorite parts of the program is described as the "Big Bang" -- an acronym for setting Bold, Ambitious, Noble, Goals.

Don't want to take MY word for it?
How about Ken Blanchard and Brian Tracy? Blanchard, the author of the One Minute Manager says this about Gary's program:
"Gary Ryan Blair has created an exciting, hands-on approach for defining what you desire in life and for charting a course toward that end. This goal-setting and life planning program is a vital tool to help you turn your dreams into reality!"
Brian Tracy's testimonial is just as glowing, and you can read it (and more!) on the GoalsGuy's PSP website.

There are three PSP program levels to choose from with increasing support materials and tools at each level -- the Silver Level is less than $25 and the Platinum Level is under $100!

If you're committed to making history in 2004 instead of repeating it, you owe it to yourself to invest in your own Personal Strategic Plan.

Monday, December 29, 2003


Weird eBay Ideas
Everything under the sun and waaaay beyond the kitchen sink
I just won a couple bids on really lightbulb lamps (a table lamp, floor lamp, and ceiling light -- all featuring an unusually large lightbulb as part of the design.)

I'm no eBay expert -- as a matter of fact these are among my first purchases using the online auction site -- but if every item is as unique as the one referred to by Neil Gaiman in his blog today, I am confident there'll be some additional entries in the Unusually Creative eBook project! See the weird auction item of which I speak... er... write.

Enter an Unusually Creative idea in my latest eBook project!

Monday, December 22, 2003


Domo Arigato Mister Weirdo Roboto
Some robots want to conquer the world, these guys just want to end up on Star Search
I think this definitely qualifies as "weird" -- Dancing Robots

...And speaking of weird...
Time is running out to enter your ideas for inclusion in the free eBook Unusually Creative: Weird Ideas From Weird People. I've got some great stuff so far, but it's gonna be a darn short book unless some more of you weirdos write in! Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell that weird guy with the pierced eyebrow at the coffee shop you see everyday.

Point your browser to UnusuallyCreative.com and fill out the online form today.

Friday, December 19, 2003


See? My idea wasn't so weird!
Grace Performance Chemicals Collects
Client's Wacky Ideas

A recent article in Fast Company tells the tale of a division of the W.R. Grace Company that instructed its sales reps to observe the unexpected (i.e., Weird) ways clients use their products. Grace took the data and filtered it using idea management software from Imaginatik (run by my old IdeaDollar.com buddy Mark Turrell) and are in the process of exploiting the information for future innovative breakthroughs.

I guess collecting weird ideas ain't so weird afterall!
You can still enter YOUR wonderfully wacky and weird ideas for inclusion in my upcoming book by visiting UnusuallyCreative.com

All participants whose ideas are included will receive credit in the book and a free copy of the eBook. The deadline is rapidly approaching, so enter your ideas today!

Wednesday, December 10, 2003


Hey Santa... hint-hint
Staake sketches in time for the holidays
Just in case you still have an Idea Guy or Gal on your holiday shopping list, cartoonist Bob Staake is offering original doodle-sketches for only $25 each (shipping included.)

Bob is a damn-fine illustrator with numerous book credits and quite the portfolio of clients. He's also one of the most entreprenurial artists I know and it's always fun to see what project he'll be working on next.

...And on the slight chance that I'M on your list -- here's a link to my favorite.

Tuesday, December 09, 2003


Still Looking for Wacky and Weird Ideas
Submit your Unusually Creative ideas today!
I know you're all probably busy with end of year stuff and holiday gift shopping, but as you untangle those strings of lights for the third year in a row, why not put your brain to work on a weird way of storing the lights so they don't become tangled in the first place?

Or how about a way to keep the tree from being knocked over?
Or a way to save time on giftwrap?

I don't want a mad rush of holiday-themed weird ideas, but at least those topics can serve as a starting point to other Unusually Creative concepts.

Still need a creative kickstart?
Try visiting the Wacky Patents page. You think YOUR ideas are weird? You have NO idea... just wait until you see the "Chewing Gum Locket" or the "Balloon Powered by Eagles or Vultures."

Now THOSE are weird!

Submit your own Unusually Creative and wonderfully weird ideas to my new eBook project: "Unusually Creative: Weird Ideas from Weird People."

Monday, December 01, 2003


Got Weird Ideas?
Submit them online!
There is now an online submission form to make it even easier to submit your entries for the upcoming book "Unusually Creative: Weird Ideas From Weird People."

Just point your browser to UnusuallyCreative.com
and fill out the simple entry form!

Click here to join ideas4u
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