Creativity: Finding Your Inner Voice

It’s important to hear your inner voice. It’s funny that some people get the heebie jeebies when we talk about something so simple, but yes, it is okay to admit that we all hold regular conversations within us about our choices and opinions, noting observations regarding the beautiful and even the repulsive. All of this, tied […]

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Creativity: Power to Unite

Welcome to week number seven in our study on creativity! Let’s review briefly in an effort to go forward… If you have begun to discover your individuality as a creator (wk 2); you have a solution others can embrace (wk 3); your work expresses itself in contrast to others (wk 4); you have learned to […]

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Creativity: Emotion + Reason

Earlier in the Creativity series we discuss the paradox of Expression vs Order, concluding that the two are parallel rails leading the train of thought to its final destination. In Creativity: Inspired by a Solution we discover the two types of creatives—expressive and innovative. In this post we’ll dig a bit deeper, looking specifically at Emotion and Reason to learn […]

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Creativity: Risking Acceptance

When we create we inherently assume a level of risk: Acceptance. Due to the personal investment of our time, resources, focus, and even the emotion placed into birthing our work, we tend to see a creation as an extension of ourselves. The greater the investment, the greater the personally assigned value. This is likely a […]

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Creativity: Expression vs Order

I had the joy of visiting Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills, CA where numerous rare pieces of art are on exhibit. My personal preferences are in strong lines, use of color, and texture, of which Rembrandt’s sketches stood out for strong lines and Renoir’s impressionist paintings had me observing from various angles to catch the light’s response to […]

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Creativity: Inspired by a Solution

In our last post we began with a fundamental observation that we are all made to be creative while our differing gifts provide us individuality. In this article we’ll begin to identify what these gifts are and how we should be using them. As you think though your unique gifting, know that the foundation of creativity is […]

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Creativity: An Introduction

We’ll take a look at various facets of this beautiful, yet volatile trait with the hope of not only establishing a deeper understanding, but also developing a stronger ability to to tap into your unique creative talents in your future pursuits.

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This Day in History: “We Are the World” Released

Today, March 7, marks thirty-three years since “We Are the World” viewable here was released. As a youth I enjoyed singing along with the numerous vocal greats, and the powerful melody and lyrics have come to take on a deeper meaning to many.

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Purpose + Personal Strength + Passion = Destiny

Most everyone born in the later half of the 20th Century is familiar with the 1981 Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire (Best Picture, Best Original Music Score, Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design + 3 additional nominations), featuring the story of runner Eric Liddell. The Olympic gold medal recipient has influenced many following his days […]

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How to Win an Argument Like Jesus

Imagine arriving at the coffee pot to pour your morning coffee when, rather than receiving the traditional greeting, you are backed against the wall by some HDIs (highly disgruntled individuals) because you made a really unpopular decision, and now you’ve got to dig your way out… As executives and managers, and simply even spouses and parents, many find themselves in this very […]

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