Nov 10, 2015 Michelle Royal No Comments

How Do You Get in The Zone?

In the 90's, Art = Life = Art. Today, Humor = Life = Truth. This recent Kia commercial is funny and also reflects a truth about the 21st century workforce (across all generations) that is building and serving in all our companies. The zone is a real psychological, neuro-chemical experience. The author Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi's [...]

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Nov 05, 2015 Michelle Royal No Comments

Design Your Big Break Every Day

In his book, Made in America, Sam Walton provides us with years of down-to-earth business wisdom. My favorite? The question that linked his daily committed focus to his lasting legacy. Sam did not begin his journey of building one of the most influential retail businesses in the world by thinking of his legacy. Yet, a […]

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Nov 04, 2015 Michelle Royal No Comments


The first step for breakthrough is adaptation. Adaptation requires that we get a realistic picture of yourself or the situation as it currently is. This requires mindfulness, as described by Chade-Meng Tan in his bookSearch Inside Yourself — mindfulness of yourself, now, completely in this moment. Mindfulness of who you are and what is happening […]

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Nov 03, 2015 Michelle Royal No Comments

How to Think Like Steve Jobs

The name Steve Jobs is synonymous with exploring, discovering and finding a way, learning through failure and propelling forward to core success. Jobs invented a new, better reality — one that he envisioned for humanity and the world. His life was built through an intentionally iterative design process. He held a conviction for what he […]

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Nov 02, 2015 Michelle Royal No Comments


What’s the number one productivity tool for billionaire Oprah Winfrey? Awareness. Every day she wakes up naturally — no alarm clocks — and the very first thought in her mind is an awareness of oneness with all that is in her life and in the world. How can we use this for innovation? A successful […]

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Oct 29, 2015 Michelle Royal No Comments


Where does possibility come from? It comes from the space that we give it during the process of innovation, creativity and allowing for breakthroughs. We have to give ourselves time —  physical space and even mental space for incubation. In that space, possibility has the opportunity to emerge and from that space you move towards […]

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Oct 28, 2015 Michelle Royal No Comments

Visual thinking

Visual thinking helps us read and map our business. We all have maps or ways that we think about our current business. In order to innovate we need to study and learn new maps. Mark Cuban is going to have a completely different map than Michelle Royal. The innovation opportunity is the ability to design […]

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Oct 27, 2015 Michelle Royal No Comments

Resistance Training

Every breakthrough requires some kind of resistance. Just like working out our muscles when we are lifting weights, we’re creating an experience of resistance training that is developing strength. Whenever we are walking or standing, we become stronger. Whenever we try a different posture, we become stronger. We have a different way of being in […]

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