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Go Ahead. Be Like A Kid In A Candy Store. Go For It All!

But how? Isn’t it just too tough out there? Aren’t there just too many competitors? The trick is to not to look.  Don’t see what’s standing in your way.   That’s called a brick wall and will surely stop you from bothering. But see [...]
Podcast: 7 Tools For Unleashing Your Creative Self

Podcast: 7 Tools For Unleashing Your Creative Self

Listen Here: Patti Clark is an accomplished speaker and workshop leader dedicated to helping people through various life transitions on their journey to an extraordinary life. For more than 20 years, and over several continents, Patti has been [...]

High Altitude Adventure: Hut-to-Hut

“Have you known the Great White Silence? Not a snow-gemmed twig aquiver? Eternal truths that shame our soothing lives? Have you broken trail on snowshoes? Mushed your huskies up the river? Dared the unknown, led the way, and clutched the [...]

Podcast: How You Can Lead Your Extraordinary Life

Listen Here: Bob Vanourek is the former CEO of five companies, an award-winning author, and an international thought leader. His new book, Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry, Prose, and Curious Verse is intended to help you lead an extraordinary [...]

Are You a Star Quarterback on a Winning Team?

The position of your team members is a part of your plan that you need to carefully define. Team roles are important to fulfill accurately so you have all the coverage you need for the abilities you desire. Each step of your action plan will [...]

Your Cheerleaders the Chanteuses of Encouragement

Creative people need to isolate for a great part of their work, but it isn’t always a good practice. Sometimes you need to be in the graceful presence of another person to feel yourself in their reflection. Everyone needs cheerleaders. Assemble [...]

Four Personal Keys to Kick Off Your Year

It’s easy to kick off your year focusing on the big stuff you want to accomplish. You’ll find plenty of encouragement to make vast goals so you can attain great things, but as a coach I know that making big goals alone usually ends up [...]

When You Retire: Reinventing Yourself at Midlife

With a surprising number of boomers heading towards retirement, most are not ready to spend their days hitting the golf balls or playing bridge. Instead they are looking to the future with enthusiasm and gusto. Why? Because they know that now [...]

What Sports Taught Me about My Business Plan and Yearly Goals

You’ve probably read plenty of headlines hawking that you need to plan your year wisely with success in mind. You’re told to make new resolutions that fix challenges, and you’ve heard the pumped up messages intended to inspire change [...]

Bottled Lightning: Skin Your Knees On Eternity

At the beginning of my presentations on “How to Live a Life of Adventure” at high schools, colleges, civic clubs and church groups, my first words exclaim, “I live a spectacular life!” After the audience digests such brash words, I invite [...]

Are You Showing the World Your Best Image?

Your distinctive presentation is more important now than ever. Your first impression tells people a lot about you. Are you making the most of yours? It’s no longer acceptable for the artsy person to rely on implying that they are creative [...]

Do You Love Doing It? Are You Good at It?

To be good at doing something, you must be fully entwined in the actions that produce your finished creation. You need proficiency and resonance. To be in love with something takes an enormous amount of energy on all levels of your being. Ask [...]

Has Your Image Faded?

I write and blog about all aspects and topics related to creativity. Recent trend reports have placed the words creative and innovative on the undesirable list. It’s getting harder to make my points without using these words. But there is [...]

Podcast: Inspiring Creativity For Positive Change

Listen Here: CathyAnn Sarra is the Principal & Managing Partner of SOCii Media Marketing and co-creator of The Prayer Mitten Book Series with Daryl Lynn O’Connell which is designed to bring learning to children, inspire creativity and [...]

Your Creative Mind: Unpredictable Collision of Thought and Circumstance

How do ideas strike you? When do they hit? Have you heard of the phrase, “Stroke of luck…flash of insight…eureka moment!” Creativity involves anticipation mingled with uncertainty. For the record, ideas grow out of your brain through [...]

The Point Of True Beginning: Your Perfection

Back in the 1880s while living as a sawyer in Yosemite National Park, America’s first ecologist, John Muir, lived face to face with nature. He climbed into the High Sierras throughout his life. He summited mountains, fished in clear streams [...]

Beating the Blizzard Blues

I concede I dreamed of a white Christmas. I will even admit I sang, “Let It Snow, Let It Snow.” Several years ago, before I retired from teaching, the thought of a “snow day” meant a whole day of relaxing, catching up on grades and staying [...]

Podcast: Going Gypsy! From Empty Nest To No Nest At All

Listen Here: David and Veronica James are authors of Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All, a warm, funny memoir about their decision to sell the nest, hit the highway and look at this phase of life [...]

Podcast: The Power of Reading & Writing For Kids

Listen Here: Lisa Cohn, who with her 6-year-old son, Michael, wrote their first children’s book, “Bash and Lucy Fetch Confidence,” together to help them overcome grief over the loss of their dog, Lucy. Since then, they’ve [...]

Your Subconscious Mind Works 24/7: Harness It

Have you ever wondered where songwriters, poets, sculptors and artists come up with new ideas? How do inventors create concepts that morph into Smart Phones, miniature drones and ocean liners? Who dreams up a screenplay for a movie or the design [...]

Podcast: Using Your Fringe Hours to Do What You Love

Listen Here: Jessica Turner is a married mother-of-three who works full time, runs a popular lifestyle blog and still finds time to take care of herself and do the things she loves. Her first book, The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You releases [...]

Unleash The Daring Dance Within You

Sometimes in life, no matter your stature, success, sartorial dress, rich or modest home, friends and magnificent job—you may come to a point of getting down on yourself. If you live by modest means or in poverty, you may come to the conclusion [...]

The Greatest Gift Of All

Everyone wants to give meaningful gifts, no matter what the occasion. There is only gift that tops all others for time eternal. Interesting, don’t you think, that people usually buy or make things – physical, material things? Things [...]

Societal Exhaustion In Our High Speed World: Slow It Down

You live in a high speed, high stress society. Everything ramps you up to meet deadlines, reach class on time and excel at work. You face texting, emails and Smart Phone recordings. If you’re a parent, you must take the kids to soccer practice, [...]

Podcast: Let Your Creativity Work For You

Listen Here: Heather Allen, MBA, is the author of Let Your Creativity Work for You: How to Turn Artwork into Opportunity. She is a business and marketing consultant who helps creative people create business, empowering visual artists with business [...]

Give Gratitude With Attitude

Creative people are called upon to find ways to make change. After all we’re change makers.  But how do you create the cause and effect that makes a meaningful difference? Use grace in everything you do. This isn’t simple, it’s actually [...]

Artist: Once Upon A Time

There’s a fairy tale we tell ourselves about our artistic and creative pursuits. We say, “I’m an artist.”  Then boldly forget to back that statement up with real, consistent and meaningful art work. Are you really an artist if you don’t [...]

Chocolate, Puppies & Dirt Help Avoid Creative Catastrophe

For me they are all linked in their ability to ground my creative fires. You can’t whirl around on the fumes of creative energy all the time. Sooner or later you’ll fly smack into a wall and crash. The graveyard of artists who have is vast. [...]

Podcast: The R.U.L.E.S. For Successfully Facing Change

Listen Here: Kurt David is a former professional athlete, highly-regarded author, TV personality, business owner, counselor, and consultant to world class athletes. Both his highly-acclaimed book, FROM GLORY DAYS and TV show of the same name [...]

All Work And No Play…

Catherine is thrilled to join her new marketing team. She was highly recruited and more than pleased with her signing bonus. Now she had to perform. While she ran on adrenaline for three weeks straight, in the middle of moving across state lines [...]

Everyone Has The Ability To Redefine Their Job And Their Potential

I stepped off the plane at the Dallas, Ft. Worth airport on my way to Tucson. Unless you have your own private plane, there are no direct flights to Tucson, the land of the brown and flat. I was not even out of the gate area, when an airport [...]

Podcast: Create More Time & Energy

Listen Here: Elisabetta Faenza, author of The Energy Code: 7 Keys for Activating Your DNA for Increased Performance, Creativity, Innovation and Profit and we’ll be discussing how to create more time and energy in our lives. Create More Time [...]

Blogging Beneath The Sway Of Creative Bliss

I’ve been blogging for a while and just discovered another layer of techno skill I need to master. Part of me feels surprised and a little dismayed at learning some simple things that seem obvious now, but clearly didn’t really register [...]

Don’t Let Your Creative Tank Run Empty

Creativity needs constant fuel to produce its wonders. If you’re a creative type you probably know all about how you need to feed your artistic flair, but sometimes we run out of energy and we need a fast juicing. Here’s how to fill up your [...]

Gear Up Your Creativity

The artist’s calling can be a helpful muse when she yells, but sometimes she whispers and it’s hard to hear her suggestions. Seasonal shifts can bring creative chaos. In spring my own projects move from inside to outdoors. Painting by the [...]