Life Beyond Self-Help Books
The hunger for success often leads an individual to a path where they must fight hard to survive.
Self-help books have become the new cool over the last few years. People now grab these books hoping they’d come across the missing ‘Chemical X’ that would define their tale of success. Motivational books have created this illusion that a 200-page book is all they need to crack the code of life. But, in reality, the ground realities are different. Stories that ‘inspire’ people today might not be the complete tale. They do not reveal anything about the decades of nothingness that a person has to face. It is always about the glamorous part of the story, while the hard work, determination, and difficulties often go unnoticed.
Whether it’s in your professional life or your personal life, you always hear people talking about how it is a good thing to think outside of the box and be more innovative. But have you ever thought about what exactly it means, and how it can benefit your career?
The concept of thinking outside of the box simply means that you are willing to consider a myriad of methods and solutions that can help you reach your desired outcome. You can also take it this way that you want to get from one point to the other – but you don’t want to make use of trial and tested methods to reach that end goal.
Viewing things as unchangeable will never lead anything to change for the better. Questioning the status can be a good thing and plus, it helps bring about a number of benefits that you probably had no idea about.
Being close-minded can make your world become a small place – but opening up your mind can significantly expand your worldview and allow more things to enter and affect your life. This also means that you will be more receptive to diverse ideas that will open the doors to many opportunities that you can avail.
Career growth can get stunted when you have closed off your mind to possibilities and change. Having a finite number of ways to do things can significantly limit the things you can achieve. Alternatively, thinking outside of the box can bring in better and more chances to do something new and different in your life. You can come up with a number of ways to improve current inventions or even bring forth creative solutions to the table to enhance business productivity in any work environment.
To see how innovation has been seen in the business industry, consider looking into the work contributions made by Richard E. Shaw – a distinguished American author who has also taken on the roles of an accomplished inventor, educator, business analyst and more.
For years now, he has been known for his tenacity and his devotion to improve the educational and entrepreneurial industries. Shaw serves as the mastermind behind the RESCORP Properties, LLC where he markets, sells and promotes unique and creative innovations, properties of real estate, etc.
In fact, he was recognized by the Marquis Who’s Who in the ‘America Top Business Owners’ for his achievements within the world of entrepreneurship and education. He was also inducted into the Hall of Fame of the American Inventors, and is the recipient of two industrial design excellence awards from Industrial Design Society in America.
Out of all of his inventions that he has worked on for years, one of his most notable work is being the creator behind the Credit and Debit Receiving and Dispensing Device. It works as a vending machine system that enables users to use debit and credit card payments instead of only having cash.
Naturally, his work led him to get featured in many national and local magazines like the Business Week and Forbes, and has even published many of his literary works such as the “Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs,” “Hidden Treasure,” and “PASSIONAIRE.”
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Richard E Shaw is an American Author, Writer, Educator, Inventor and Entrepreneur