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Infographic: Social Media Interruptions

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Lose the fear!

“To live a creative life we must first lose the fear of being wrong.” ~ Joseph Chilton Pearce Fear of being wrong can cause you to get stuck faster that most anything. It will cause you to question yourself, second guess your own decisions and undermine your confidence in your ability to get the job done. When you’re creating something, the best way ...

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What if you are the one?

“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” - G. M. Trevelyan Someone told you it’s impossible. So what? What do they know? What if you are the one God has been waiting for? What if you are ignorant enough of the impossible ...

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How to get ahead in life

“Paying attention in a distracted world: It’s like bringing a gun to a knife fight.” ~ James Shelley I love this quote. It makes me think of the Indiana Jones scene where we were sure he was about to lose his head in a confrontation with a master swordsman. You know the one. Yeah, that one where Dr. Jones pulls a pistol from out of nowhere and ends the ...

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What if people aren’t listening?

As artists, writers and creative people, we can get overly concerned with the impact of our work. We get discouraged if our blog traffic goes down, or we sell less CDs or books than we thought we would. It's something that every creative and communicator worth their salt has encountered in their journey. If you feel like nobody's listening, nobody gets you, ...

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Wisdom from Pixar: Notebooks (3 of 5)

Every day this week I am sharing wisdom from Disney/Pixar. This is part three of the five-part series. I'm a big fan of having a notebook and pen/pencil handy at all times. A good idea will sneak up on you and reveal itself at an inopportune time. Mine usually do. I can't tell you how many ideas have come to me at the Taco Bell drive-thru, driving the car or ...

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Pick three. Any three. Only three.

Ever feel like you’re spreading yourself a little too thin? Sure, you have a list to help you keep up with it. Or maybe lists. Or maybe you have a list to help you keep up with your lists. Or maybe those lists are notebooks. Am I getting warmer?I’m not talking about task lists – we all have those. I’m talking about priorities. Your priorities. I’m saying ...

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Focus

“A dog at play has the mind of a wise martial arts master, a mind capable of perfect focus” ~ UnknownEver played fetch with a dog? There’s nothing relaxed about it for them. It’s intense. Fun, but intense. They are focused, watching your every move and even trying to anticipate what’s next. You may be able to do a fake-out move, but not for long. They are ...

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Busy Much?

I have questions.Sometimes the quest for answers uncovers more questions. Not the unanswerable kind, but the ones we avoid because they expose the real issues in our lives. They make us face the music if we stop long enough to let them give us a guided tour of our soul.The questions I have today are about "busy"ness (not a typo, not business).Here are a few questions ...

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Creativity Oversimplified?!!

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask a creative person how they did something, they may feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something.” Steve Jobs (Wired Magazine)Really???Sounds too simple to me - almost too good to be true. Not that I take everything Steve Jobs says as absolute truth. However, the man does ...

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