Christmas Graphic Image Inspiration

Christmas. It’s the same every year. That’s its nature, and with reason – the content has been the same for…well, forever. So then, how do we make it more creative? This is why we have to work…to make it creative. Each year, we know that we will do some very expected and traditional things during…

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Obvious

We are really bad judges of our own creations. As creative people, we are often very insecure about our creations. We walk through life and see all the great art being created arounds us and wonder: “how did they think of that? Where did that idea come from? I could never think of that! I…

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Are You Ready For Creative Destruction?

Destruction – and the best and most creative organizations are adopting this concept as a way of developing new programs and products. Creative destruction is defined as the concept of figuring out how to make your last product obsolete by making the in-house product that will beat it. In other words, everything must improve –…

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13 Keys For Churches To Innovate

Every church leader or creative team leader I know is looking for an edge that will separate them from the noise in their community. Oftentimes, the key to breaking through the noise is to become innovative – doing something new or different. When we do new and different things, it helps us to break through…

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Creative Journey

Chasing our calling is a journey. We can’t wait for our calling, or destiny, or whatever we want to call it to come to us – we have to drive towards it. The most successful creative people do not wait or expect someone else to do their work. This select few does not hold out…

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Don’t Settle

Don’t Settle. As creative people, we know when things are good – it’s an instinct. But 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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20/20/20

Photo Props I think that we all love creating art. Often, our passion for what we do can easily drift into unbalance as we work towards our goals. Everyone knows the adrenaline of starting – that feeling is intoxicating. The clarity of perspective we have as we approach a project can be some of our…

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To Honor & Serve

Photo Props Do you ever go to work and hope that no one figures out that you have no clue what you’re doing? Ever wanted the day to end so you could go home without being caught for making it up as you go? These special feelings force us to do the work necessary to…

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15 tricks to get ourselves back on track creatively.

As members of a creative teams, what happens when we run out of creativity, ideas, or time? How do we refill the tank quickly without getting on a plane and going to a conference…or a beach…or a foreign country? Here are a few ideas that have worked for the creative teams I have worked with:…

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