Big decisions and big risks, it is never easy for anybody, even for someone looking for inspiration. Taking a large risks invokes the same feeling as getting nervous during a public address, or performing live onstage. You fear for your safety, you’re scared to make mistakes and to face the consequences if things do not go right.
Handling big decisions could put one in great pressure, but handling big decisions means accepting all the possible outcomes and having a back-up action for it. Nobody will make the proper decision at the right time, but if one plans perfectly should he or she fail, then he or she had not failed at all.
One forgets nervousness when one knows that things will be better regardless of the outcome. However, if you don’t have time to plan for anything eventful that can happen, facing the music regardless of the outcome and finding the courage for such is a learning experience; once you realize your mistakes, you are not likely to create them again.
Always remember that life is about making mistakes and making choices. You are likely to make mistakes in the latter for half or most of the time. However, the best and the most inspirational stories one ever has is when they bring themselves back up from the bottom.
Human interaction is something that any person needs. Talking to another person can be similar to looking at a mirror and telling yourself realizations that you only understand when talking to someone.
I’ve grown to love human interaction even if I’ve been an introvert for the majority of my life. Isolation is something that is not despisable for me. In fact I love being alone for most of the time. But sometimes, being alone for too much in your life leads to you feeling isolated from the rest of the world.
Isolation actually gives way to becoming indifferent about almost anything in the world. Without any interaction from the outside world, you develop a habit of reassuring yourself by means of yourself. Indeed it is good advice to listen to yourself, but it is also good advice to understand that you are not always right.
When you feel isolated, reach out. The Internet might be your safest way to interact with people, but if you intend to breathe life to your isolation and at least get to know more about yourself, interacting with other people in the outside world is the key.
Trust me, there is nothing wrong in approaching a person and asking them about their day and conversing with them about things. You will get rejected most of the time, but you’ll end up with some few conversations that you really need.
Creativity is something that finds you and not the other way around. If it finds you, your inspiration gives you plenty of ideas to do something creative. One day, week or a month you go on a great streak of creating the best ideas ever. But in some, you find yourself totally wrecked and unable to pick up a pen, brush or your instrument. So what’s the reason behind this?
I myself find it difficult to write anything to make a song. But I discovered that being too absorbed in one thing restricts the development of a new idea.
How people find something interesting or different in art and creativity is the way they immerse themselves in what seems to be a “normal” world. I’ve tried this experiment once.
I took a break with my true self and I’ve lived the life of someone in the existing stereotypes of normality. These stereotypes are the ones who go to nightclubs, have a drink out with friends and socialize with many people. Regardless of how discomforting it is, it is a good way to find inspiration. The more you stay away from who you are, the more you find more reasons to come back to it.
What might seem not to be a comforting break is actually a true break; it allows you to give space for your real self to form new ideas while you try to work things out being not yourself.
Once you come back, you will find that your experiences will influence your work greatly. When you become who you are, you find new perspectives, information and you can creatively express them effectively.
According to the Financial Ombudsman, PPI claims have soared with an increase of 26% with banks and lenders still rejecting great numbers of legitimate PPI claims. The FOS pointed out that around 8 out of 10 claims from the banks are still upheld in favour of customers, which says that banks are still dragging their feet to address PPI claims.
PPI is an insurance product designed to repay financing in the event of financial trouble caused by sickness or unemployment. With many mis sold the insurance policy, an average person could receive £2700 from a mis sold payment protection insurance policy. A PPI compensation calculator could produce a more accurate figure.
According to experts, the end of 2013 will not spell the end of the years-long financial scandal. The FOS may have reported a fall to 132,000 from 133,000 first to second quarter of 2013. They said that while PPI claims might have reached their peak, it will still increase in the next few years.
Chief Ombudsman Natalie Ceeney said that PPI claims for 2013 is still greatly similar to the situation in 2012. Banks are still trying to delay their customers unnecessarily in refunding them. The 8 weeks total guarantee for returning claims stretched for months. Lloyds Banking Group was fined for delaying their customers with £4.3 million.
However, regardless of fines and losses the banking and finance industry is currently facing, the number of PPI claims will still increase as long as the claims process will not iron itself out. PPI claims companies, such as PPICalculatorCo enable customers to reclaim their insurance repayments regardless of the banks’ attitude towards their customers.
Sudden inspiration might not be so sudden especially if you know you’ve a creative block. This situation is particularly bothersome especially if you’re about to miss your deadline. However, here are a few things you could do to improve and remove your writer’s block.
1. A Breath of Fresh Air
Most creative get “tunnel vision” when they work on a project for hours or even days. Take a break. Go outside and walk. Avoid thinking of your project and focus on other details in your surroundings. When you come back, you’ll have a fresh mind to start with your project.
2. The Expert Trap
As a professional-level creative, you already have pegs and formulas that would help in finalizing your project. If you have these and you stick by it, you’ll have some trouble in trying out new things. Never fall for the expert trap; think as how a beginner would think. You will find your answer there effectively.
Even if you’re a professional, it is not a sin to ask another professional their opinion or questions to achieve the result. Asking questions helps you see more details that another set of eyes could see and another set of skills could do. Do not be afraid to ask for improvements or suggestions.
Aside from discussing philosophy about objectivity and the understanding of the universe and existing, humanity had created several activities for his and her kin to provide one thing of essence for the entire race; the answer to boredom. The first human on earth was not bothered by the idea of existence. All his or her trouble was to eat something.
However, in reality, boredom is a symbol of something else. The existence of boredom is the presence of the desire to do something else. The desire to do something means that the person recognizes his or her worth, or the worth of time.
Boredom is an existential trouble because it is a space in time that has no meaning, but it is insignificant. Why artists practice their craft is because they see this insignificant segment of time as something very important or essential.
The inability to create meaning in a segment of time makes existential dread an ever-present entity when one is bored. Existential dread is the complete disregard for one’s life or the idle passing of time that is both slow because of inactivity. It is also the time when people are confronted with their attachments to things that have already detached.
Boredom is dreaded by many because of these factors; the biggest problem is that there is still no definite solution to boredom, only temporary ones exist.
You’ve probably seen virtually all the charisma self-help articles that exist in the Internet and truthfully, most of those articles are actually effective. However, when you see charisma as something packaged and sold to people, it loses its appeal to a personal level. Sometimes, these mainstream archetypes of “charismatic” people tend to have people puzzled about their misplaced interest in someone who actually lack the charismatic traits described.
In most cases, charisma in the mainstream appears as someone who could dress well, speak well, carry themselves well and listen well to their peers. If you’re not this person, sometimes, people judge you automatically as someone “passable”.
However, on a personal level, all of us have a certain degree of charisma. Being charismatic doesn’t mean everyone has to love you; on a personal level this means people respect you because you have enough confidence or actual skills in the industry or social circle. In every particular industry or group, there is a different form of respect, and a different form of charisma also exists.
This is why do not associate yourself as charismatic based on a mainstream idea. Instead, focus on what you think makes you unique and what people close to you think are your strong points. This is where you put charisma on the personal level, adding a new twist to the mainstream idea of charisma.
In all the books I’ve read, I would agree that reading Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is definitely life-changing and in itself is an example of classic literature. Her explanation about humans being self-regulating and aware of their morals in the book is powerful. I especially liked how she explained the right of humans to his or her ideas and the upholding of capitalism and free market in her writing.
I ventured into my creativity playing guitar and writing last year and so far have improved. I could actually call the pieces I’ve made as mine and no one has the right to take that away from me.
Last week, I played a very controversial and powerfully-themed game called “Bioshock”. It has its own unique setting, but its game designers set it at a world where Ayn Rand’s philosophy was greatly upheld and greatly destroyed by man itself. It challenged the concepts and glorification of man by Ayn Rand and man’s corruption her system to their own will.
After playing the game and analysing Atlas Shrugged once again, I realized that man is not as “super” as Ayn Rand thought. Yet these beliefs of objectivism, if there is too much belief in them, could be very dangerous for anybody. At this point, it would be proper to say that one’s ideals only serve as a mold; if one is living in the reality, one knows that humans have great potential and capability, but they also have their limits.
I believe that I possibly fit in the balance of all things. The challenge for every person in the world is to find that balance in ideals and to have a semblance of reality while living in the real world.
PPI claims companies often forward their best claims experts, but why some do not work out is because of the lack of customer information. Claims experts need to know every detail in your PPI claim including some delicate financial information. To find out how to claim back PPI effectively, keeping in mind these other points.
1. They Cannot Read Your Mind
Right during your first meeting, tell your claims expert what you want them to do with your PPI claim and what you hope them to achieve, but only by presenting what information about your claim you have. Present your billing receipts and PPI terms of contract with them. These will help them give you an estimate about the actual amount of compensation you could actually get. If it does not meet your target amount, consider the facts first before complaining about their skills.
You want regular updates from your PPI claims expert, but you cannot blame them about irregular updates especially if you two live quite far from each other. When choosing a claims management company, consider the location of the claims company or the claims expert’s residence is only within the city or only 30 minutes away from your home. While claims experts can update you using their mobile phones and emails, personal discussion is more effective in making a claim successful.
3. Be Patient
Claims experts are also not miracle workers; they can process your PPI claim one step at a time to ensure all details are considered as well as its success. Be patient if the claims expert’s updates on your claim are quite slow. You don’t have to worry about the fees you’re paying them because they know they work under a no win no fee basis.
Speaking of no win no fee, always make sure to work with no win no fee claims management companies such as PPI ClaimBack Co to ensure you have no financial obligation for inadequate or mediocre claims work.
Creative people find inspiration by “seeing things that others do not see in their surroundings.” Considering myself as somewhat creative, I do find inspiration in many different things, but today, I find myself having trouble seeing perspective and finding inspiration. I’m actually holding my guitar and holding a pen and I’m having no input from myself even if I dug my history to find some inspiration.
I proceeded with my regular life, working on some freelance projects, entertaining myself with games, socializing with people. My financial state is very stable and high at the moment. I’m living comfortably, but uneasy because I’m unable to work on my projects with passion.
Then that is where it came to me. I’ve grown so comfortable with the things that I live with every day, concealing the things that only a creative person could see. Comfort is what makes one live a routine life; we work every day so that we could provide comfort and security for ourselves, our loved ones and our future. However, if I choose to live a discomforting life, I could get many experiences, for which I could find inspiration.
Life is all about the ups and downs and if one remains comfortable, he or she becomes resistant to change. Change is constant and I want to express myself through those changes that I personally experience. Comfort is the enemy of progress.