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How To Turn Your Genius Idea Into A Reality

If you’ve ever wondered how to bring your genius idea to life, emerging Brisbane author Jen Fraser has the book for you. The debut author’s new non-fiction work: Everyone’s A Genius: Simple Tips to Boost Your Brilliance Now aims to offer innovative and exciting new ways to solve problems, helping readers to realise their full potential.

Jen, 39, is former corporate graphic designer who believes we are all born geniuses. “The real challenge is to rediscover our inherent gifts,” she says.

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“My book is easy to understand, yet filled to bursting with inspirational stories, effective techniques, tips and tricks to expand your imagination and bring better quality ideas to life.”

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Everyone’s A Genius (pictured), which contains a foreword written by New York Times best- selling author Piers Anthony, is a self-published work which has a Kindle version on Amazon.com.
So, how does the author advise we turn our genius ideas into fame and riches? Jen first advises would-be geniuses to take notes, on the go.

“The problem most of us experience is that we limit ourselves to a small dream, because we believe a big dream is beyond our reach. We just don’t know how or where to get started,” Jen says. “I find it deeply satisfying to know my book has already sparked off several wonderful new ideas – ideas which may well change the world.

“There is no currency in circulation today that wasn’t first birthed by an idea. That’s why it’s so important to capture them when they pop into the front of your mind, unannounced. I keep a notepad and pen by the bed and have taught myself to write in the dark well enough to decipher it the next morning.

“I also keep paper and pens in my bag, in the living room and around my office. Sir Richard Branson often sings the praises of this one simple tip. Another idea is to keep a voice recording device handy everywhere you go.”

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The author will donate $1 for every copy of her book sold to DotComMob.org – a charity devoted to providing all remote Australian indigenous communities with free public access to the internet by 2020.

Hardcover and paperback editions, plus an audiobook, will be released prior to Christmas.

Jen is also the founder and lead trainer of Ideation Training Pty Ltd, aimed at educating, entertaining and inspiring tomorrow’s visionaries. She’s aiming to be kinda like a personal trainer for your brain, if you will.

“We do this through a variety of training techniques, games, videos, discussion groups, case studies and exercises,” Jen says.
For more information, visit www.ideationtraining.com or www.jen-fraser.com.

November 17, 2014

Top 5 Memoirs Written By Women

In celebration of the recent release of Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind Of Girl, and impending release of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, we have compiled a pre-requisite reading list of of some of the best memoirs, diaries and autobiographies written by women. Learn about sex, puberty, childhood, motherhood, friendship and life through the eyes of these intelligent, witty, insightful women.

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Bossypants, Tina Fey

In Bossypants, Fey takes aim at her detractors (always with humor) and gives you an intimate look at the hurdles she conquered on her way to becoming one of the most successful comedians in recent years. We love you Tina!

The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion

Joan Didion has long been a well-respected author and essayist (I recommend everyone read her piece on Self Respect). But in The Year of Magical Thinking Joan describes her grief after the loss of her husband. Prepare for a few tears but this book of love, death and mourning is far more inspirational than depressing.

How To Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran

Moran is a British radio broadcaster and columnist. Her autobiography is utterly hilarious, full of awkward anecdotes of puberty and early romance. However, among her humorous tales is one of the most honest descriptions of a life-changing childbirth that is equally movie and horrifying.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Maya’s poetic autobiography follows the early years of her life, when she and her brother – abandoned by their parents – are sent to live with their grandmother. Maya’s early life is filled with traumatic experiences and vicious racism. Her ability to overcome life’s setbacks resulted in one of the most enduring and important literary commentaries on life as a black woman in America.

The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

Anne Frank’s diaries are the most popular published diaries in history. They cover the two years Anne – a young Jewish girl – spent hiding from Nazis in a small house in Amsterdam. It’s interesting to follow the usual coming-of-age processes of a pre-teen girl, despite the unusual circumstances of her existence, and the horror occurring in the world at the time.

Image via NY Daily News

October 6, 2014