What Happens After Our Biggest Creative Failure?

Photo Props: At some point we’re all going to fail. We may not like it, but it’s a necessary step in the process of succeeding. In his book Adapt, Tim Hartford talks about the process of adapting to failure. Hartford contends that it’s not only okay to fail, but that it’s necessary; that “success comes…

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Be Ready

We can’t control everything about Sunday. We want to, but we can’t. The truth is this: we need to control the things we can control. These things we need to dominate. For the rest, we need to stay out of the way and allow God to work. The weather, how people react, or who is…

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Thanks

photo props GIVE THANKS FOR: the chance to create being different not fitting in being misunderstood being scared finding a small part of ourselves so we can make better stuff the influence creativity provides the responsibility creativity requires great friends amazing family great organizations bad circumstances limits limits to break constraints purpose possibility passion hustle…

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FOR THE HONOR

If you have not tuned in to what is happening at Elevation Church, allow me to introduce you to some of the freshest dudes I know. Chris, Wade, and Mack are dope. Great dude, amazing men, and solid artists. They have just finished their first ever LIVE album, FOR THE HONOR, and it is great….

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Trust, Hope, and Hustle

“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.” -Rita Mae Brown So often we discount our ability because of our insecurity. We find excuses and reasons we should not be our best and hide behind them leaving our potential to spiral out of control. If we believe we have…

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4 Lessons Artists Can Learn From Coach Krzyewski

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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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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