Do You Have Clout?

Author, leader, and my former boss Jenni Catron has written an amazing book on leadership, CLOUT, that really speaks to the heart of a lot of artists out there. As a creative leader this book spoke volumes to me and to the areas of my leadership life that I need to invest in to grow…

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How We Pick Our Next Worship Song

I am blessed to get to work with some really awesome people. Matt Warren (Music Director) leads Jarrod Morris (worship leader) and the worship department at Cross Point that is made up of hundreds of the most talented and awesome volunteers on the plant. A question we often hear is “How do you guys pick…

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You Better Get Your Reps

Linus Pauling was a biochemist, author, educator and activist. He won multiple Noble Prizes for his work in different fields. Pauling was gifted and talented, but he understood the value of “doing reps” when it came to ideas and creativity. Pauling was credited with the quote: “The best way to get a good idea is…

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We Have To Remove The Personality

I was talking with my friend Gerry True and he made a comment that perfectly framed a problem that a lot of creative teams deal with: “We have to remove the personality from the project requests.” Now before we freak out and think we are trying to suck the soul out of art…it’s not that….

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Don’t Settle! Ever.

  With the pressure to create, we know when things are good – it’s an instinct. As time progresses, we start to settle. With each passing day, the timelines, work loads, pressures, and opinions pose the risk of taking over our instincts. Excuses tempt us to settle for less than our best. With each passing…

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What’s your work teaching you?

We only get better when we stay committed to learning. As a creative, your work can be one of the biggest lessons to learn from. Too often we’re so busy we see right past our lessons in hopes of completing the task. Here are a few lessons your work is trying to teach you this…

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