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33 Mind-Bending Paintings That Will Boost Your Creativity

33 Mind-Bending Paintings That Will Boost Your Creativity

Canadian artist Robert Gonsalves has spent decades perfecting his art, which intends to celebrate imagination and twist our perceptions of reality in a single glance. These beautiful, mind-twisting illusions are deep, complex, interesting and cause the viewer to swing between decisions about where the boundaries of realism and fantasy collide and blur.

Gonsalves’ interest in art began when he was just 12 years old, when he began to experiment with how many different themes and layers he could combine into his pictures. As I’m sure any art lover can see, his encounters with works by Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte clearly had an impact.

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Since he began creating his unique paintings they have resulted in three children’s books and have been shown around the world. Take a look and let us know if Gonsalves’ gets your creativity flowing!

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                                                                    Images: Rob Gonsalves Official Facebook | Huckleberry Fine Art Gallery

                                                                    Featured photo credit: The Sun Sets Sail | Rob Gonsalves via huckleberryfineart.com

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                                                                    10 Best Success Books You Need to Read to Be Great at Business

                                                                    10 Best Success Books You Need to Read to Be Great at Business

                                                                    Take a minute and think about some of the most successful people you know.

                                                                    I’d bet they’re great with people, are super-productive, and think differently than most. After all, that’s how they got to be where they are today.

                                                                    Jealous of them? You don’t have to be.

                                                                    You can learn these same skills by studying some of the best business and success books that can help you take your game to the next level. Here’re 10 of my favorites:

                                                                    1. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

                                                                      Dale Carnegie’s best-selling book that helped to launch a personal growth empire should be required reading for everyone who wants to learn how to build and nurture relationships for a lifetime.

                                                                      Read this book and you’ll learn some simple advice than can help you build popularity points within your current network and just as important, expand it to others.

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                                                                      2. Focal Point by Brian Tracy

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                                                                        Got a lot on your to-do list? Of course you do. But what separates productive people from others is their ability to focus on a singular task at a time, and getting it done before moving on to the next one.

                                                                        Sounds simple in theory, but this can be extremely difficult in practice. In Focal Point Brian Tracy offers tips to help build discipline and organization into your day so you can get more stuff done.

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                                                                        3. Purple Cow by Seth Godin

                                                                          Creating a “me-too” product can be easy at the start but can doom you to business failure. That’s why marketing maverick Seth Godin recommends creating a product that is truly different from anything already available in the marketplace.

                                                                          In essence by making the product different you’ll be building the marketing into the actual product development…which just makes your actual marketing a helluva lot easier.

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                                                                          4. The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

                                                                            If you’ve struggled with procrastination or small thinking, this is the book for you. In it Schwartz offers practical advice that can help you get inspired and motivated to create a bigger life for yourself. And with it can be a more lucrative and rewarding career.

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                                                                            5. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankel

                                                                              It can be difficult for lots of people to keep things in perspective, especially when working on high priority and urgent projects at work.

                                                                              Man’s Search for Meaning can be a life-changing book in the sense that it can open your eyes to a first-hand experience of one of the greatest atrocities in the history of mankind, while also teaching a valuable lesson about having purpose.

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                                                                              6. The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

                                                                                Solo-entrepreneurs can learn a ton from the guy who made lifestyle design popular. But guess what? The 4HWW isn’t just for guys and girls who want to start a small online business.

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                                                                                  I remember sitting on a couch and opening this book on a Saturday morning, thinking I’d get through a chapter and then get on with my day. Instead, about 12 hours later, I was finished with the book. The concepts in it were mind-blowing to me.

                                                                                  To think that thoughts can create your reality sounded a little far-fetched at first. But after going through the book and understanding that your thoughts create your beliefs, which lead to actions, which then lead to habits….well you can get where I’m going with this.

                                                                                  If you focus your thoughts on success, achieving it will be much more likely than thinking about obstacles, failures and everything else that can get in your way.

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                                                                                        Understanding the technical aspects of launching a start-up is great, but if you don’t have the staying power to stick with it when the going gets tough then it’s not likely to work.

                                                                                        This book can help you understand this lesson before you spend blood, sweat and tears on a project that you’re heart isn’t into.

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