Use Your Dreams to Develop Your Next Book, Creative Project, or Business Idea: with Black and White Photos

Use Your Dreams to Develop Your Next Book, Creative Project, or Business Idea: with Black and White Photos

by Gini Gini Scott

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ISBN-13: 9781947466739
Publisher: Changemakers Publishing
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

GINI GRAHAM SCOTT, Ph.D., J.D., is a nationally known writer, consultant, speaker, and seminar leader, specializing in business and work relationships, professional and personal development, social trends, and popular culture. She has published over 50 books with major publishers. She has worked with dozens of clients on memoirs, self-help, popular business books, and film scripts. Writing samples are at www.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com. She has been a Huffington Post columnist, commenting on social trends, business, and everyday life at www.huffingtonpost.com/gini-graham-scott.
She is the founder of Changemakers Publishing, featuring books on work, business, psychology, social trends, and self-help. It has published over 100 print, e-books, and audiobooks. She has licensed several dozen books for foreign sales, including the UK, Russia, Korea, Spain, and Japan.
She has received national media exposure for her books, including appearances on Good Morning America, Oprah, and CNN. She has been the producer and host of a talk show series, Changemakers, featuring interviews on social trends.
Her books on success in professional and personal development include:
Self-Publishing Secrets
Self-Publish Your Book in Multiple Formats
Turn Your Dreams into Reality
Mind Power: Picture Your Way to Success in Business
Resolving Conflict
Scott is active in a number of community and business groups, including the Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, and Danville Chambers of Commerce. She is a graduate of the prestigious Leadership Contra Costa program, is a member of two B2B groups in Danville and Walnut Creek, and a BNI member. She does workshops and seminars on the topics of her books.
She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D. from the University of San Francisco Law School. She has received five MAs at Cal State University, East Bay.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.. 5

CHAPTER 1: HOW DREAMS HAVE INSPIRED NEW PROJECTS AND SHAPED HISTORY 9

My Own Experience with Dreams and New Projects. 10

Well-Known Dreams that Led to Breakthroughs. 12

From Dreams to Books. 12

The Inspiration for Films. 14

Dreams and Music. 15

Scientific Breakthroughs and Dreams. 16

New Technologies, Inventions, and Businesses. 20

What We Can Learn from Our Dreams. 22

The Many Ways Dreams Have Been Used Throughout History. 24

CHAPTER 2: HOW TO REMEMBER AND KEEP TRACK OF YOUR DREAMS 29

Keep a Dream Journal, Notebook, or Recording Device by Your Bed. 30

Review What You Have Written or Recorded. 32

CHAPTER 3: HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND APPLY THE MEANING OF YOUR DREAMS 35

Common Reasons for Dreaming. 36

Common Meanings in Dreams. 40

Finding Your Own Meanings in Your Dreams. 48

CHAPTER 4: USING YOUR DREAM TO BRAINSTORM NEW IDEAS AND TURN THOSE IDEAS INTO A REALITY.. 49

Beginning the Brainstorming Process. 50

Different Ways of Brainstorming. 52

Some Ways to Liberate the Creative Process. 57

Keeping Track of Your Ideas. 62

CHAPTER 5: ASSESSING, PRIORITIZING, AND IMPLEMENTING YOUR IDEAS 65

Reviewing and Assessing Your Ideas. 66

Implementing Your New Ideas. 70

CHAPTER 6: HOW TO DREAM MORE AND INFLUENCE YOUR DREAMS 73

Set Aside Some Time When You Can Go to Sleep and Dream.. 74

Encourage Yourself to Dream about a Particular Topic. 75

Use Lucid Dreaming to Guide Your Dream.. 79

Create a Dream Environment that Encourages You to Have More Dreams -- and More Productive Ones 83

Drawing Insights from Other Types of Dreaming or Dreamlike States 86

Daydreaming. 86

Relaxing. 87

Meditating. 88

Hypnosis. 89

Summing Up. 91

CHAPTER 7: TURN YOUR DREAM IDEAS INTO A NEW BOOK OR PROJECT 93

CHAPTER 8: CREATING A SUPPORT GROUP TO ENCOURAGE AND NUTURE YOUR DREAMS 97

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