The Power of Thinking Differently: An Imaginative Guide to Creativity, Change, and the Discovery of New Ideas

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The Ultimate Road Map of the Creative Process for Problem Solving, Art, Business, Invention, and Living a more Authentic Life

Discover the roots of innovation and creative genius in this whimsical, comedic exploration of the psychology of creativity.

Understand creative minds and learn how to cultivate your own in this creative thinking manual written by former electrical engineer turned college creativity and philosophy professor, Javy W. Galindo. Through this humorously entertaining read you will be rewiring your brain for creativity: developing creative thinking skills to help you find creative ideas and creative solutions to difficult problems.

What's in the Power of Thinking Differently?

Professor Galindo takes us along on an adventurous tour of the creative process. Using simple language, the book looks at creative thinking through the rational lens of psychology, neuroscience, and popular creativity literature. At the same time, it exercises the imagination using allegory, myth, jokes, and puzzles. The book reveals the roots our thinking habits and illuminates an imaginative six-stage roadmap to discovering unique ideas and implementing creative change.

We come to see that creativity isn't just for creative types. It turns out that we all have the inherent capacity to think creatively and attain flashes of creative insight.

What else will you learn?

  • The universal stages of the creative process.
  • How your brain is built to be creative.
  • The secrets to going beyond common sense to attain uncommon ideas.
  • Why relaxation and a sense of play are crucial to being creative.
  • How to overcome creative blocks and habitual thinking patterns.
  • Ways of becoming more insight prone.
  • The keys to cultivating creativity in groups.
  • How to conquer common creativity pitfalls.
  • And how thinking differently can be a soul enriching, meaning deepening activity.

Begin reading the The Power of Thinking Differently today, and start yourself on the path to living life more creatively.

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About the Author:

Javy Wong Galindo, M.A., M.Eng., is a professor of philosophy, humanities, and psychology in Northern California. This former electrical engineer and performing arts teacher has over 13 years of experience providing creative consultation. 
Javy's interests in thinking differently began the first time he answered a question incorrectly on a test, which occurred early and often in his childhood. As a youth, he developed a passion for storytelling, creative writing, sketch comedy, and performed in various instrumental music ensembles. This affinity for creative endeavors naturally led him to a decade long career working in a cubicle as an electrical engineer. He holds both a master's and bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from UC San Diego with minors in philosophy and music theory. While working as an engineer for companies such as Motorola and Northrop Grumman, Javy participated in various corporate creativity workshops. At the same time, he continued to feed his creative hungers by being an educator for several Southern California non-profit youth arts organizations and as a San Diego high school music instructor. 
In 2007, Javy took a hiatus from his engineering career to pursue an academic investigation of the creative process at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA. Here he earned a master's degree in consciousness and transformative studies specializing in the psychology of creativity and east-west philosophy and religion.
When he's not grading papers or speaking on creativity, Javy can be found singing at a club, performing bad comedy improv, writing an unfunny comedy sketch, or running poorly on an uphill trail. For more information, visit his website, Thinking-Differently.com.

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This easy-to-read work presents instructions, anecdotes, and the findings from many fields to bypass the self-limiting notion that creativity only falls to geniuses and artists. Learn how to think not only more effectively, but altogether differently in service to your own spark of creativity. --Psychology professor and author Craig Chalquist, PhD

Javy Galindo shows us how to... touch that place of wonder and curiosity so prevalent in childhood. He helps us find ways to interrupt the behavior patterns that have crept upon us as we have become properly socialized...This book gives us up to date tools and understanding... --Clinical psychologist and author Sylvia Lafair PhD

Galindo lays out some positive motivation for embracing creative thought that aren't threats to our bio-demands and that actually reassure the logic process that `different' can enhance our health and safety...Instead of spelling out a hackneyed formula that's just like other's you've seen, Javy Galindo takes readers on a journey through foreign and exotic terrain... --Book Review by Deborah Adams from Curled up With a Good Book

Galindo clearly explains the roots of creativity in the brain and how to overcome one's own blockages and obstacles in order to...reach a higher state of personal satisfaction. While this book should appeal to those in business, government and science, it can equally benefit all persons who go about their lives looking to make their personal islands a bit more interesting and productive. --Book Review by Susan Reimers from BestSellersWorld.com

(The book) is designed to help readers get a new perspective on just about anything...Readers should be warned to be ready for change. --Book Review by Darragh Doiron, The Port Arthur News

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