Why Doesn’t Your Art Fit Into A 9-5?

There is nothing wrong with a 9-5 job. It is more than admirable. In fact, a lot of people dream of the day we can show up at 9 go home at 5 and not think about our jobs when we are on the beach, in the car, or playing with our kids. But oh…

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4 Things The Bible Says About Your Creativity

The other day I was doing a little research. Did you know that the bible references creativity 41 times? I had NO idea. I mean, I should have assumed since the Bible is a book about the character of the creator but I just didn’t put it all together. Here are 4 things the Bible says…

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21 Essential Traits For Creative Leadership!

Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it. – Omar N. Bradley Leading is stewardship. It is how we handle what we have been entrusted. Leading creatives adds an additional complexity to the equations. Artists or creative people are great because they are able to connect on a different level to…

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Cheering For Chaos And Rooting For Disaster!

I cheer for chaos and I root for disaster. Chaos can be where great things happen. In order to embrace chaos you have to have margin, which requires discipline. When we are intentional to make space for creativity and chaos it can be a beautiful thing! We get to see the best of our best…

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I Wish I Knew THIS When I Was 20!

I am committed to being 29…for the rest of my life. However, I wish that I would have had someone confront me in my “real” 2o’s and took the time to tell me a few things like: 1. My problems aren’t unique. That problem it’s nothing new. Your challenge, someone already beat it. So ask some…

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Are you willing to explore the edge of greatness?

“The edge of uncomfortable is where you find greatness.” – Unknown Uncomfortable can look like a lot of things: Being pushed to do something you didn’t think possible. A lack of resources. A sideways teammate. Relationships. Being out of our comfort zone. Breaking “the norm.” Taking chances. A boss/employee/teammate who pushes your buttons. Expectations. Deadlines….

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There Is No Neutral – We Either Grow Or Shrink

If we’re not growing, we’re shrinking – there’s no neutral. John Wooden, the hall of fame basketball coach, once said: “If I am through learning, I am through.” Some of our most important creative lessons live right in front of us but we’re often too busy to notice. Our best education happens when we pay…

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The 3 R’s Of A Successful Social Strategy.

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry I am a big believer in plans. I think every great idea needs a plan behind it if we are going to bring that idea to life. My friend Ben always says that spreadsheets are the skeleton of ideas. If you have been…

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Courage To Create

Scott Biersack’s motivational chalkboard lettering   Creativity is all about courage. The courage to stand alone, when nobody else is there.
– Brenda Johima We start with an idea. Usually it’s not a good idea – it’s just an idea. Ideas start conversations that birth other ideas – better ideas – until we get the right…

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The Value Of Helping Volunteers Stay Engaged?

It is not easy to keep people engaged and especially hard when they are not being given compensation for their efforts. So how do we build environments where volunteers want to stay engaged for the long haul? We all have volunteers we want to keep around and on our teams forever but how are we…

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How Do You End?

The end. When it comes to programming a service we tend to work really hard to find a tidy little bow that we can use to bring each week to a conclusion. Culturally, we love pretty little bows. I like them as well. We like the idea that God is going to help with our…

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