4 Lessons Creative People Can Learn From Coach K

I have found that there are two types of artists: artists who are frustrated athletes and artists who have no athletic inkling in their DNA. It’s like the Hattfields and the McCoys – very little gray area. Regardless of which camp you call home,  the accomplishments of Coach Mike Krzyzewski are respectable. Last night “Coach…

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Get2 vs. Have2

I remember the night. Jackie and I were standing in the production booth of our church. We had just talked about our schedule and how crazy it was going to be over the next 6 weeks. As the music played, as we gave daps to each of the people on our team that were coming…

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I Ruined Easter

I ruined Easter Yep. I didn’t think it was possible but I found a way. It was my first year at Cross Point. I wanted it to be the BEST! Our team worked together and I felt like I was pushing some new things. We hired a grammy nominated rapper to write & perform a…

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How Do You Deal With Constraints?

Part of being creative is knowing what works, what doesn’t work, and what we need to do to break the things we feel are in the way of us succeeding. Too often when I’m talking to creative people, I hear about how the constraints of their situation are keeping them from being their best and…

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“Organizations don’t innovate. People Do!”

“Organizations don’t innovate. People do.” – M.Ditkoff Author Mitch Ditkoff is a leading voice on innovation. In fact, Ditkoff recently was ranked as one of the top 5 speakers in the world on this subject. In a recent article, Ditkoff wrote about the “Four Currents of a Culture of Innovation.” Through years of research and…

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What Defines You As A Creative Person?

  Warren Buffett once said that “the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – We always have a reason to look back. But often times looking back can be a trap. It can be a trap because our success can make us comfortable and our failure can freeze us in fear. As a creative…

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5 Sure Fire Signs You Won’t Be Innovating

Did you know that you can be the most innovative person & organization in your community? Yes…YOU! It doesn’t even require a massive budget or an out of this world creative team. While both of those help they’re not necessary. Culture is what creates places where innovation thrives or dies and culture is not what we say…it…

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