Looking into the Blue

Have you ever had a great idea come to you “out of the blue”? This week, Michael explores the nature of “the blue”, and how looking in that direction leads to insight, innovation, and wonder!

01:10- What is ‘out of the blue’? How to have more insights*
05:50- The Obstacle Analysis Grid
16:00- Art and business
22:20- Where to find everything good, integral, awesome, and cool
30:50- On belief*
36:00- Getting back to your natural state
42:00- Hanging out in limbo

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