Monthly Archives: August 2015

Creativity Coaching

Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 5.47.32 PMIt’s important to be creative in everything you do. It’s even more important to be able to coach people into great creativity. It’s not that easy to be creative in everything you do so often times you need a coach. Hello I was growing up especially trying to be a good writer in high school that I needed a lot of help. I had different people in my life help coach me into more creative. It seems kind of funny but I needed to learn how to be a more creative basketball player. If you’re predictable and not creative in what you do then it’s easy for the competition to figure out your parents and to overtake you in whatever area of life you’re trying to competing. Therefore it’s very important that you had a good coaches that are helping you with your creative juices. I was needing to learn how to use a basketball and a very creative unpredictable way. So I had different coaches show me moves that were very unpredictable. This happen when I was in high school but it happened much more significant level when ever I got to a higher level of my profession. This happened at university and I had some good coaches as well as bad coaches. It’s very important that she put yourself under the type of coaching that is going to get a maximum return for you in your life. It’s very important that you search out the very best coaches that you can fine but this is not an easy task. There’re courses all kinds of coaches in this world and there are many people who claim to be good coaches. Just because someone has been coaching for a long time or claims to be a good coach you definitely should not believe this is necessarily the case.

I’d like to share with you about a coach ( that really did get the creative juices of mine flowing in high school he was not someone who was recognized by the staff as a great coach nor did he have the head job. He however was excellent at finding parts of your skill and helping those develop. He was excellent at finding the creative part inside of you so that they can help bring out something that may or not ever come out. This might be applied to something as simple as fishing. I was recently finishing in the Gulf of Mexico and we are not having any success whatsoever. If I were to have continue doing the things that everyone else does I may not have been successful. I had to think creatively and think differently than what I was used just thinking. This took some discussions with my brother-in-law who’s with me on the trip to try to think out-of-the-box and to be as creative as possible. Being creative does not come easy for a lot of people and it takes a great deal of effort. You need to think hard about the possibilities of finding the coach that can help you be more creative.

Turkey Tours

Puzzling over Turkey

Orchard-Arvalya-01Taking tours of Turkey is a great way to get some photos for a new jigsaw puzzle. I was just over at jigsaw planet where I saw this pretty photo of the Aspendos Theater in the Antalya region of Turkey. The lighting was great and the photo was stunning. One of the things that stood out most to me was the way the light hit the ancient sandstone and made the golden colors light up the frame. I love composition in photos and this one was well composed by the photographer.

If you want to get your own content to create puzzles at jigsaw planet then you just may want to take a trip to Turkey where you can visit places like Aspendos or Ephesus. The Cappadocian sunsets are also very beautiful and there is always something tasty to eat and something beautiful to see in Instanbul.

My latest trip to Turkey turned up some great photos and I think it is only fitting to share a few of those pictures with you here. Maybe I’ll make a few online puzzles out of these or just leave them for you to enjoy. Puzzles are really expensive these days in the stores but you can create your own for free online. If you really enjoy puzzling though then you know there’s nothing like the feeling of accomplishment when you snap that last piece in and know that the pain in your neck was well earned getting each piece where it needs to be.

The last time I was in Ephesus they told me that the residential area’s marble and frescoes were like a 200,000 piece puzzle that took their team of archaeologists several years to piece together. When I was in Arslantepe in Malatya I found this great picture of a pot that had been pieced and glued together. Archaeologists are some of the few professionals who get to put puzzles together for a living. Imagine how annoying it would be to get most of your puzzle done and then find that the main pieces were missing. This is what it is like to be an archaeologist working in an area where travelers can come and see the puzzles you put together.

Luxury Tours of Turkey Puzzles

The Turkish word for a puzzle is yapboz which means literally make and break. This is fitting for the broken shards of pottery and stone, marble and glass that are found and reassembled to make beautiful restorations in these ancient cities. Another form of puzzle making would be the mosaic. Mosaics have a long history in this part of the world and some of the best known mosaics of all time are found in Turkey. A brief visit will afford you the luxury of seeing the Chora Church Mosaics in Istanbul.

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Most common tours of Istanbul will not take you through this beautiful church as it is at a slight distance from the Sultanahmet Square but if you get a luxury or custom tour of the area then you can enjoy the best of both worlds with a transit man and a guide you can see the mosaics at the Hagia Sophia and the Chora Church Museums.

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Make sure you take the time to put the pieces together and visit

Goodbye World, Hello Puzzles!

So, you like puzzles? That tingling neck cramping activity that leaves your eyes bleeding and your fingers dry from too much rubbing cardboard has caused you to search for a page that lead you here. Well, you’re in good company with many people young and old alike you have joined in the century old practice of putting things back together. It’s not an easy task at times. Some puzzles have millions of pieces. Other’s can be reassembled in two swift movements. Some puzzles require an in depth knowledge of mathematical equations while others simply require time and patience.

If you’re at all titillated by the thought of solving puzzles, then this is the site that will provide you with a great resource for puzzle making and the art of puzzling. If you are still puzzled after reading this brief intro you may want to visit our about section that will tell you a little bit more about the wonderful world of Puzzle Art.