Sandbox Wisdom Creativity Imagination
Sandbox Wisdom Creativity Imagination:
•Tom Asacker has rewritten the rules on leadership and service. This book is a wonderful tale of life lessons, learned through a child's eyes.
•Reading Sandbox Wisdom will bring out the child in you. You'll find yourself "playing" to win!
•A terrific theme for any organization to encourage creativity and great service.
"Give people a fact or an idea and you enlighten their minds; tell them a story and you touch their souls." –Hasidic proverb.
Sandbox Wisdom is a fun, refreshing and quite possibly a life altering read. In this highly engaging story, you'll go on a journey with a frustrated CEO as he is taken under the wing of an old mechanic and his granddaughter. They laugh, play and help him uncover the real secrets to success in business and life. You'll discover the simple truths of leading and influencing others, managing failure, strategic thinking, conflict resolution and much more.
The book's author explains, "Sandbox Wisdom is a way for you to reconnect to those simple, yet powerful human "truths" that you once knew instinctively, but may have long since forgotten."
A must read for managers, trainers, human resource professionals and anyone that wants to re-discover the power of their inner child.
"Someone once said, 'The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age.' Tom Asacker brings that idea into life in this beautifully written book. I loved it!"
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A few years ago my five-year-old nephew, Colin, was staying over for the weekend and we were playing his favorite game, "Giant Crab." I was the crab, giant pincers and all.
As we scuffled on the sofa, he suddenly looked up with loving eyes at the loose skin under my neck (those over fifty can better relate to this story) and said with childlike honesty, "Uncle Mac, you know what...your skin is just too big for your body."
I laughed and thought to myself...this is classic Sandbox Wisdom.
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You see, the previous weekend, I had met speaker and author Tom Asacker at a convention. He came up after I spoke to give me a copy of his book Sandbox Wisdom.
Every once in a while a book changes the way you think, and this was one of those times.
Tom, through simple truths and a beautiful story, does a remarkable job demonstrating how the importance of human connections is what life and business are all about. Providing common sense wisdom through the eyes of a child, he shows how we can revitalize our work, our relationships, and our lives. With my nephew Colin, for example, his wonderful curiosity and honesty led him to say what he did.
In addition to curiosity and honesty,Sandbox Wisdom revisits our childhood to see what we should strive to rekindle as adults.
Fun, Laughter, and Enthusiasm...We should strive to keep that childlike spirit in our work and our play. When we grow up, we take ourselves way too seriously, and sometimes we become a heart attack waiting to happen.
No Limit Thinking...As children we believe that we might become president, a great artist or a great explorer. But as adults we begin to put fences around those dreams.
No Inhibitions...Children speak from the heart, and as adults we should strive to do more of that.
Read People and Situations...Children can see past the trappings of material success and into the core of people. As we grow older, we begin to label people, and as the saying goes, "labeling is disabling."
Creativity and Imagination...A great philosopher once observed, "Genius is childhood recaptured at will." The imagination and creativity we had at five too often begins to fade at fifteen.
If you wish to rekindle your attitude, or if you wish to reignite your team's passion for great customer service, here's some good advice...practiceSandbox Wisdom .
I'm proud to say that Simple Truths purchased the rights to publish Tom Asacker's beautiful book...Sandbox Wisdom. I can guarantee that it is a fun, refreshing and quite possibly, life-altering read. It's one of my all time favorite books!
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Sandbox Wisdom is a fun, refreshing and quite possibly a life altering read. In this highly engaging story, you’ll go on a journey with a frustrated CEO as he is taken under the wing of an old mechanic and his granddaughter. They laugh, play and help him uncover the real secrets to success in business and life. You’ll discover the simple truths of leading and influencing others, managing failure, strategic thinking, conflict resolution and much more.
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Quotations about Imagination
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. ~Michelangelo
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities. ~Theodore Geisel
Nothing encourages creativity like the chance to fall flat on one's face. ~James D. Finley
Some stories are true that never happened. ~Elie Weisel
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards. ~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around! ~Dr. Seuss
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact. ~William Shakespeare, Mid-Summer Night's Dream, 1595
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea. ~Francis Bacon
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! ~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
A fool-proof method for sculpting an elephant: first, get a huge block of marble; then you chip away everything that doesn't look like an elephant. ~Author Unknown
The Possible's slow fuse is lit
By the Imagination.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. ~George Smith Patton, War as I Knew It, 1947
The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person. ~Frank Barron, Think, November-December 1962
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. ~Mark Twain
Don't expect anything original from an echo. ~Author Unknown
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. ~Pablo Picasso
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. ~Jack London
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. ~G.K. Chesterton
Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life. ~Simone Weil
Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica. ~Stephen Leacock
Sometimes imagination pounces; mostly it sleeps soundly in the corner, purring. ~Terri Guillemets
Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence. ~Norman Podhoretz
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ~Edgar Allan Poe, "Eleonora"
He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet. ~Joseph Joubert
Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. ~Lewis Carroll
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. ~Ansel Adams
I admit to having an imagination feverish enough to melt good judgment. ~Dean R. Koontz, Seize the Night
Things are only impossible until they're not. ~Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation
When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars. ~Vincent Van Gogh
In the realist you have the sorry sight of the five senses deprived of their imagination. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
When you are describing,
A shape, or sound, or tint;
Don't state the matter plainly,
But put it in a hint;
And learn to look at all things,
With a sort of mental squint.
The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry. He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him.... He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939-1944, translated from French by Norah Purcell
Trust that little voice in your head that says "Wouldn't it be interesting if..." And then do it. ~Duane Michals, "More Joy of Photography"
Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun. ~George Scialabba
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.
~Emily Dickinson, Poems
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. ~Albert Einstein
Anyone who can be replaced by a machine deserves to be. ~Dennis Gunton
To unpathed waters, undreamed shores. ~William Shakespeare
Really we create nothing. We merely plagiarize nature. ~Jean Baitaillon, quoted in Reader's Digest Quotable Quotes: Wit and Wisdom for All Occasions, 1997
Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures. ~Jessamyn West
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind. ~William Butler Yeats
I remembered a story of how Bach was approached by a young admirer one day and asked, "But Papa Bach, how do you manage to think of all these new tunes?" "My dear fellow," Bach is said to have answered, according to my version, "I have no need to think of them. I have the greatest difficulty not to step on them when I get out of bed in the morning and start moving around my room." ~Laurens Van der Post
I'm creative - you can't expect me to be neat too. ~Author Unknown
I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant. ~Ursula K. Le Guin, The Language of the Night
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. ~Albert Szent-Györgyi
I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see. ~Duane Michals, Real Dreams
I never did very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally. ~Calvin Trillin
Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training. ~Anna Freud
To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. ~George Kneller
When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge. ~Tuli Kupferberg
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block. ~Paul Gauguin
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Mac has authored or co-authored 10 books that have sold more than 2 million copies. But he says, “This one is very special. For 5 years ‘Charging the Human Battery’ has been one of the topics for keynote speeches and now I get the opportunity to share my thoughts with the rest of the world. People, I’ve found, are like sticks of dynamite...the power’s on the inside but nothing happens until the fuse gets lit. Therefore, it’s my hope that as you read this little book, there will be many ‘a-ha moments’ to light your fuse, and keep it lit, through good times and bad.”
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