Lateral thinking lessons
Get the most out of these free creative lessons by taking a minute to understand my teaching strategy.
It’s one thing to learn these skills . . . putting them to effective use is another.
The tools that you learn should always be at the ready by your side, and able to be used with confidence.
We’ll be creating neural pathways of good habits. To this end, I’m asking you to do three things please:
- Only do one lesson per day (maximum time is 20 minutes per day for 14 days);
- Leave a comment for me after each lesson (your comments will NOT be displayed unless you specifically ask me to display them);
- As you learn . . . teach (share what you learn with others to reinforce your understanding).
You’re ready to start the course . . . LESSON ONE.
Disruptive Lateral Thinking Author
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14 FREE lateral thinking lessons incorporating creativity, personal development, and effective management skills training.
20 minutes maximum per day for two weeks will change your life.
“You are the only one that creates your reality”
– Rhonda Byrne
“A tool is only truly effective if you know how to use it, and it is also kept at the ready by your side”
Not only will you learn some incredibly useful skills here, but you will also learn to incorporate them into your daily routine . . . habitually. Your measure of success, therefore, is how effectively you incorporate these new skills into practical practice. This lateral thinking course succeeds by embedding NEURAL PATHWAYS of good habit permanently into your makeup.
“All power is from within and is therefore under our own control”
– Robert Collier
Before you move on to the first lateral thinking lesson, please consider the commitment required to truly succeed and attain full benefit from this course.
Commitments you should make now:
- You should “hunger” for success and happiness not only for yourself but also, for those that you genuinely care about. Your creative success can be anything you decide it to be, but it cannot be a journey you travel alone. You will succeed if your desire is strong, and the support and understanding around you is also strong;
- You should commit to 20 minutes a day for 14 consecutive days. No breaks. No excuses. No exceptions. This is my strategy to create NEURAL PATHWAYS of good creative habits within you;
- You should only attempt ONE lesson per day, and every single day for 14 days. These lessons are extremely easy. The temptation is to do more than one a day. You are substantially reducing the benefit of this course if you don’t follow my strategy of building neural pathways;
- You should do the lessons in order. These lessons build upon each other. If you “cherry pick” the skills you think you need then you will fail to receive the full potential benefit;
- You should COMMENT at the end of each lesson every single day for fourteen consecutive days. Your comments will NOT be visible to others unless you specifically ask for them to be made visible. Say anything you like in complete confidentiality at all times and I will help you at every stage of your journey. I will only help those that do the course as it is designed;
- You should leave a comment at the bottom of this page right now to advise me that you’re ready to commence the journey, and so that I can monitor your journey and assist as required.
“Whether you think you can or you can’t, either way, you are right”
– Henry Ford
Lateral thinking is a process of using learned techniques to facilitate creative original thinking. Creativity in your thinking process doesn’t come naturally. It is a skill that can be EASILY acquired though. Skills acquired in this course will bring happiness, productivity, and success. The lessons contained here are for all ages, all professions, and apply equally to work, school or home.
The MOST powerful range of skills I can bring within your reach is a combination of creative and lateral thinking techniques that you will easily and effectively put into practice every single day. These lateral thinking lessons are embedded with techniques proven to create neural pathways, (patterns of behavior), of good habits and effective recall.
My name is Michael Muxworthy, and I’ll always be close at hand to assist you through these lateral thinking lessons. The lessons are absolutely free. I will never ask you for money, and there is never anything to buy. My purpose, my only purpose, is to promote the benefits of lateral thinking in the hope that you pursue your interest to a point of reading my lateral thinking derived series of novels soon to be published.
You’ll note that many of the skills included are usually considered to be of a “Senior Management” domain. Well, I’m here to tell you that these skills are for everyone. It’s NEVER too early to harness these powerful life skills. I personally have successfully interacted with children as young as nine with ALL the lessons contained here. There is no minimum age really, this course is perfect for adults and children of all ages. Teachers, trainers, and managers will appreciate the value these lessons can add to your classes and meetings.
At the bottom of each Lateral Thinking Lessons page is the opportunity to comment. If you need help, advice, additional input or whatever, please leave a comment and I will respond to your inquiry within 48 hours. If you need something more substantial, please use the contact page to open communications.
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Michael John Muxworthy
Enjoy, learn and grow.
14 FREE Lateral Thinking Lessons
Lateral thinking lessons content:
Lateral thinking lesson ONE – Blinkered Thinking
A simple puzzle that demonstrates how our experiences and learning over a lifetime can “blinker” our thinking.
Lateral thinking lesson TWO – Random Starting Points
Randomly chosen starting points are an easy and effective tool to break the shackles of your “blinkered” thinking. Learn how from these practical examples.
Lateral thinking lesson THREE – How creativity works
Creative thinking involves the DELIBERATE combining of ideas and things not previously considered. See how creative combinations work.
Lateral thinking lesson Four – Alternative perspectives
Successful outcomes can often be improved with this simple lateral thinking technique. Discover hidden alternatives with this creative tool.
“Life is too short to waste being unproductive. Change your focus towards fun, happiness, success and prosperity, not only in your own life, but also in the lives of those you care about” – Susan Dunn (Successfully completed the course in two weeks while also imparting the skills to her two sons aged 11 and 14)
Lateral thinking lesson Five – Entrepreneurial creativity
Rise above and avoid becoming a “cog in the machinery” with this lateral thinking advice for the entrepreneurial spirit. Lift yourself above the day-to-day perspective.
Lateral thinking lesson Six – Challenge existing concepts
This is a lateral thinking skill we had as children, but somehow it gets buried as we get older. Learn again to ask the question “why”.
Lateral thinking lesson Seven – Escape dominant thinking
Should you challenge something that works well? It’s all too easy to fall into a comfort zone with things that “ain’t broken”. If you yearn to grow and improve, this lateral thinking strategy is awesome. Learn how to build on existing success.
Lateral thinking lesson Eight – Backwards planning
This creative lateral thinking strategy involves deciding what you want and then creating a path to get there. Learn this creative planning technique here.
Lateral thinking lesson Nine – Goal setting
This creative goal strategy is ONLY for the passionate amongst us. If you are passionate about achieving something, this creative process is guaranteed to your goals within reach. Are you ready to be successful?
Lateral thinking lesson Ten – Creative speaking
Be able to speak confidently, and expertly, on any subject, at any time, with this simple creative technique. Never be lost for words that people love to hear.
Lateral thinking lesson Eleven – Creative combinations
This extremely practical creative lateral thinking technique will make you super productive and effective. Click here to learn the power of combining.
Lateral thinking lesson Twelve – Problem-solving
This simple and creative four-step procedure is the making of a leader. Don’t live with problems, show leadership and resolve all your problems easily. Start solving your problems now.
Lateral thinking lesson Thirteen – Time management
Have you ever noticed that when you try to plan your time, it rarely works? Don’t. This powerful technique will allow you to efficiently and productively manage your time WITHOUT having to make unnecessary plans. Start making better use of your time.
Lateral thinking lesson Fourteen – Memory pegs
Never write down a shopping list again. Go to meetings and “listen”, and not need to take notes. Learn this powerful memory skill which triggers your recall as you choose.
These free lateral thinking lessons more powerful than anything else in the lateral thinking, creative thought, or creative management learning marketplace today. Why?
- A focus on simplicity, effectiveness, and habit;
- You can share/interact with all ages, all levels of education;
- Unlimited free support from the author;
- A truly broad and diverse mix of skills; and
- It’s absolutely free!
In 28 years of development of my various personal, management, creative and lateral thinking skills, I’ve become familiar with an enormous array of the various techniques and tools on offer. However, despite this vast library of knowledge, I find myself constantly drawing upon the same few skills over and over again. Why? Because simplicity is power!
I sincerely hope you enjoy, learn and grow,
Michael JohnMuxworthy – Disruptive Author
Additional pages to assist your journey to lateral thinking creativity excellence:
Lateral Thinking Puzzles
These lateral thinking puzzles are an excellent stimulus before you begin each lesson. Your reasoning is shackled by your experiences and learning. Try your hand at this highly creative mix of puzzles.
Lateral Thinking Exercises
It’s one thing to do the lateral thinking lesson, it’s another to actually successfully implement the new skill or technique you learn. Before moving on to the next lesson, take up the lateral thinking challenge of these well-conceived exercises designed to perfectly compliment your lesson. Click here to view the lateral thinking exercises.
Classic Lateral Thinking Examples
To understand the purpose of my lateral thinking lessons, take a look at these classic examples of creativity in action. Click here for the best examples of lateral thinking anywhere.
What Is Lateral Thinking?
Most definitions of lateral thinking are narrow and limit their description to the problem-solving attributes of this remarkable discipline. My definition of lateral thinking goes further to describe the creative opportunity this skill offers. Click here for a truly broad and all-encompassing definition of lateral thinking.
Lateral Thinking and Creativity Quotes
To appreciate the awesome creativity of the mind that can be learned, I’ve assembled some of the finest lateral thinking quotes available anywhere. Click here to appreciate the creativity of great lateral thinkers.
Lateral Thinking Applied
If you would like to see my efforts at using lateral thinking skills to disrupt traditional thinking, take a look at this page about my upcoming book. Click here to preview some of the theory in Muxy’s new book.
These lateral thinking lessons are suitable for children. Teachers/educators wanting to use this material can contact me for downloads that assist their students. There is no charge at all.
Please also look at the lateral thinking puzzles, examples, exercises, and definitions that appear in the menu.
Disruptive Lateral Thinking Author
Michael John Muxworthy
Coming soon from Michael Muxworthy
The application of lateral thinking skills to the alien question forms the basis of an exciting new series of novels – Lateral thinking investigations . . . of the third kind.
THIS IS FICTION. YOU WILL BELIEVE is the first novel of the series.
The writing of THIS IS FICTION. YOU WILL BELIEVE is nearing completion.
Lateral thinking lessons and creative management skills from Michael John Muxworthy are more powerful and go further, and faster than anything else in the marketplace. The very best and most effective lateral thinking skills and techniques available are skillfully merged with creative thinking, enlightened management, and personal development practices.
As a whole, these lessons offer an incredible leap forward in your potential to create, resolve, grow and be happy. The ultimate personal development skills offered anywhere are yours for free to celebrate the soon to be released opening novel of the “Lateral thinking investigations . . . of the third kind” series, THIS IS FICTION. YOU WILL BELIEVE.
With nearly 30 years of personal and management training experience, I have cut through the jargon, removed the padding, and delivered a hard-hitting, intense interactive workshop that does what no other course can match, it builds neural pathways of habit that can’t possibly be achieved in less intense and focused teaching. Lateral thinking, creative thinking, personal development and highly effective managerial techniques all skillfully interwoven to create the most powerful training course anywhere.
Enjoy, learn and grow.
Michael John Muxworthy
Disruptive Lateral Thinking Author
Lateral Thinking Investigations . . . of the Third Kind
School teachers and students!
This training is perfect for all ages. There are puzzles, examples, exercises, quotes, and definitions to help you along your journey.
Comments that you leave here will remain confidential unless you specifically ask me to publish them.
After leaving a comment to advise me that you are commencing the course, click here to go to LESSON ONE.