Tom is an author, author's mentor, creative catalyst and writer's unblocker.
He has been called, by others, a healer, a modern day mystic, a seer and the wizard of light bulb moments.
Using a set of elegant techniques, he teaches both how to tap into an unlimited flow of inspiration and how to make ideas actually come to fruition.
He has spent 30 years in the cutting edge of product development in the broadcast and Internet industries. He has a knack for explaining complex concepts in simple terms. More recently has been researching the psychology and physiology behind inspiration and is lifting the lid on the mystery of where ideas, and thought, come from.
His passion is in making the esoteric (unknown & hidden) into the exoteric (known & understood).
He has written three books on the creative process.
Blocks explores what stops us being creative and how to get over our fears and procrastination to tap into our creative flow.
The Art and Science of Light Bulb Moments is all about those special types of thought that appear in less than a second, yet change our world forever- and how to stop good ideas from getting away.
Flavours of Thought is an exploration of the different types of thought that appear in our heads.
He has also written a book of poetic life stories, called 100 Years of Ermintrude, which explores our relationship with time. A short story lifted from his forthcoming novel, Soulwave, explores how we got here and where we are going.
His latest book, along with its companion Udemy ecourse, is called The Zone. It is an exploration of how we get in that special creative space and how we stay there !!
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The Zone is a magical space where we are super-creative and super-productive. Our performances are effortless when we are in it. Our creative output is perfection itself.
This easy-to-follow course contains simple tips on how to enhance your creativity and productivity by getting the left and right brains working together.
You will find loads of interviews with artists, writers, healers and therapists about how they get in and stay in their zones.
It comes with several visualisations designed to improve your mind-fullness and help generate more serendipity. It also includes the audiobook version of The Zone that you can download to your MP3 player or listen to in your car.
Note that this course is an accompaniment to my new book called The Zone which explores:
WARNING : DO NOT LISTEN TO ANY OF THE AUDIO VISUALIZATIONS IN THIS COURSE WHILE DRIVING OR OPERATING MACHINERY
If you accessed this course without reading the book, this course will make much more sense if you listen to this audio version first.
Note that this course was designed to augment the book as opposed to being standalone.
The Zone is a magical space where we are super-creative and super-productive.
Our performances are effortless when we are in it. Our creative output is perfection itself when we are in The Zone.
We love watching our sports women and men, or our favourite singer or band, when they are at the top of their game and ’on fire’. We feel for them if they are off form.
Just imagine, in business, what it would be like if clients just find you, just when you need them. When you are in The Zone, times of hardship and struggle fast become a distant memory.
In our personal lives, when you are in The Zone, you tend to be surrounded by supportive friends and families. You also tend to form longer lasting, more stable relationships. If you find yourself out of The Zone, it can be a lonely place to be. You might wonder what you have done wrong to deserve your lot in life.
When you are in The Zone however, by far the best aspect of being there is that it's nicely infectious. When you are in it, you cannot help but pull in those around you.
The first part of this book explores how we perform when we make things happen when we inhabit the Doing Zones. These are zones where we are at our creative and productive peaks.
By way of contrast, the second part of the book takes us on a journey into the Danger Zones. These are places we end up in, from time to time, where nothing goes right for us, despite our best efforts. We must beware when we find ourselves in these dark corners and cul-de-sacs, as our friends and colleagues can all too easily end up in there with us.
The concluding section is a doorway into another world and a new way of being. Just imagine what your life might be like if you were permanently in the Being Zones. Imagine a world where everything happens magically and good fortune knocks at your door every day.
At the end of each chapter in the Doing and Being Zones, you’ll find suggestions on Zoning In still further. At the end of each Danger Zone chapter, there’s tips on Zoning Out, as a route back to getting on an even keel.
This book has been constructed in a special and magical fashion. As such, it can be read in several ways.
For example, it works equally well if you read it backwards as well as forwards. You can read about a category of zones at a time, again either backwards or forwards.
You can simply dip in and out of the book, sampling an individual zone at a time.
Zones, as you will see, are what we make them. While they have walls and boundaries, they can also have doors and windows so they can be open or closed. We can also form enlarged Super Zones from any number of zones.
Such is the magic that unfolds when you enter The Zone.
Author, poet and creative catalyst, Orna Ross, talking about her new novel Blue Mercy and the seven stage process she uses to go from seed to novel.
For more about Orna, visit www.ornaross.com
Author, dream whisperer mystic and shaman Davina Mackail explains how we can use our sleeping time to be creative.
Recovery specialist and ex-addict, Beth Burgess, shares her wisdom on how to become un-addicted from even the most innocuous of cravings.
Author, speaker and entrepreneurs' entrepreneur Tony Robinson OBE shares his wisdom on how to make it as an SME in these times and why we need a cunning plan to be so-cool-it-hurts.
This is the first in a series of 60 second productivity and creativity tips I was commissioned to do by the animation specialists Powtoon. I am sharing them here as they take Just a Minute of your time to absorb.
When we access the meditative state, we get to a place where ideas just flow freely.
Listen to the lectures "Just Breathe" and "Hold that Thought" to learn how to get your mind to go quiet.
These days we have around a second to grab peoples' attention.
This latest animation in the Just a Minute Series is the first in a mini-series on how to write attention grabbing titles for articles, blogs, tweets and animations
In conversation with Brian Cormack Carr to create a Super Zone to promote vitality.
The Super Zone created can be downloaded below
We know of course that breathing is essential to life.
What is less known is that the breath powers inspiration. It is also the basis of most meditative practice. This visualisation is best done lying down and it's even OK to fall asleep to it. By relaxing the mind and body daily, our creativity takes a boost.
Just take 10 to 20 minutes out each day to meditate and you will get that time back in leaps and bounds as the quality of your output soars.
Note, do not listen to this visualisation especially while driving or operating machinery.
I like courses to be concise. This one is very general. Info about getting in the zone might be present, but you have to filter through a lot of information to hear something useful. Repetitive. Disjointed. Messy. Boring.
this course it too much distracting and not organized. just different random videos thrown there to make a course. wasted my time.
This is such a great introduction to the whole sphere of productivity. So looking forward to watching more lectures as this course grows.