Thursday, July 13, 2017

Your Messy Desk Could be a Sign of Genius

Messy Desk?
MESSY DESKS COULD BE A SIGN OF GENIUS, SAY RESEARCHERS

What does your work spACE SAY ABOUT YOU?


 Is your desk overflowing with scraps of paper, coffee cups, envelopes and wilted plants? Well, far from being idle, it turns out you might just be a creative genius. 
In world where ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’ is a well-valued idiom, being a messy person can often be mistaken as a hallmark of laziness. But thanks to a recent study, researchers have found there is a method to this madness.
Proving that sometimes working in mess is much more productive than precision and order, researchers at the University of Minnesota found that creative geniuses favor a chaotic workspace.
After testing how well participants came up with new ideas when working in both tidy and disorderly work areas, it revealed that while those in the messy room generated the same number of ideas as their clean-room counterparts, their ideas were considered as far more interesting and creative when evaluated by impartial judges.
Furthermore, the data also found that people with a messy desk are more prone to risk taking while those at cleaner desks tend to follow strict rules and are less likely to try new things.
“Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition, which can produce fresh insights,” researchers said.
But why? Perhaps geniuses have far more important things to do than stewing over complicated filing systems, instead, under that mass of papers there is a sense of organization that only they can operate through. 
Just look at Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and even Steve Jobs, they all had messy workspaces.
In fact, the idea that a clean desk creates a productive worker is very much a construct of the mid-20th century. 
Historically, geniuses were always pictured with an unkempt desk with Einstein famously pointing out that, ““If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” 
So, if your work space, like many of ours, is usually a mess, stop agonizing over how you look to your colleagues and embrace your untidiness for what it is – genius. 
The Palm Springs Guru says "Thank you Sarah Young and our friends at http://www.independent.co.uk/us".

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Monday, June 26, 2017

7 Local Outstanding Golf Courses as Rated by Golf Digest

Here are seven of the best golf courses in California. Please note all seven are in our geographic area.




The Quarry at La Quinta

Stone Eagle G.C., Palm Desert

The Madison Club, La Quinta

Tradition G.C., La Quinta

Bighorn G.C. (Mountains), Palm Desert

Bighorn G.C. (Canyons), Palm Desert

PGA West (TPC Stadium), La Quinta

The Palm Springs Guru joins the people in Palm Springs, the greater Palm Springs area and the entire Coachella Valley in thanking our friends at Golf Digest for this amazing report.

Read the entire article at http://www.golfdigest.com/story/best-in-state-rankings

Monday, June 12, 2017

Life Lessons - 27 Things I've Learned; shared by Palm Springs Guru

1.  I've learned that you can get by on charm for about 15 minutes. After that, you'd better know something.


2.  I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do.

3.  I've learned that it's not what happens to people that's important. It's what they do about it.

4.  I've learned that you can do something in an instant that will give you a heartache for life.

5.  I've learned that no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.

6.  I've learned that it's a lot easier to react than it is to think.

7.  I've learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words.

8.  I've learned that you can keep going long after you think you can't.

9.  I've learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

10. I've learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

11. I've learned that when the light turns green, you had better look both ways before proceeding.

12. I've learned that there are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how to show it.

13. I've learned that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and still have the best time.

14. I've learned that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.

15. I've learned that you should never tell a child his dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if he believed it.

16. I've learned that families aren't always biological.

17. I've learned that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

18. I've learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.

19. I've learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

20. I've learned that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other.

21. I've learned that sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their actions.

22. I've learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

23. I've learned that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

24. I've learned that it's not what you have in your life but whom you have in your life that counts.

25. I've learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

26. I've learned that it's hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people's feelings and standing up for what you believe.

27. I've learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done, when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

~Author Unknown