Step off Your Hamster Wheel & Stress Less

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Are you perpetually in motion like a hamster on a wheel getting nowhere? When caged and space is limited, the hamster wheel is an ingenious invention – a way for hamsters to run like crazy in a very small space. Did you know that wild hamsters run up to 5 miles every night while searching for food? That’s like climbing Mount Everest every night! Hamsters love to run! That’s what they were made to do. Assuming the average hamster is 3”, that makes me roughly 21 times the size of a hamster.  In order to keep up with a hamster’s … Read More

Stop Crushing Your Creativity & Thrive at What You Do

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Typically, artists, musicians, dancers, and perhaps a few eccentric folks come to mind as examples of creative individuals. But what about leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs – do they fit into the creative category? Absolutely! It is not limited to those who pursue expressive adventures. No matter what your role in life, creativity enhances what you do! Creativity comes in handy when… Creating and casting a vision Solving problems Overcoming challenges Attracting an audience, clients, or customers Developing products and services Marketing Partnering with strategic partners Managing Innovating Writing, speaking, and teaching Searching for work Organizing and being planning And so … Read More

Want to Make A Difference? Nourish Your Creativity!

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Whatever you pay attention to grows! It just does! Problems, unexpected glitches, or a day not turning out the way you’d planned – they scream, and shout, and dance around wildly vying for your attention! That’s hard to ignore. And as you give the negatives undeserved attention, it seems more negativity appears. It grows! It spreads. Meanwhile, the far more important, but subtle aspects of life: resting in who God is, being creative, or just plain old “being” get overlooked. What if you were able to shift your attention to the positive? Imagine what would happen if the positives began … Read More

Unleashing Your Creative Beast

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  They say that variety is the spice of life. That little something extra that brings zest and flavor to tasks, experiences, relationships – just about everything! I think that’s true – especially when combined with a healthy dose of creativity! One of the hallmarks of a great leader is their ability to provide a fresh, compelling vision and innovative solutions to problems. In other words, a great leader is brimming with creativity. Without being intentional, the pressures of leading and the hurried pace of life will snuff out your creativity. You begin to believe the lie that you just … Read More

6 Reasons to Expand Your Concept of Creativity

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When you hear the word creativity what comes to mind? For many, the word is associated with artistic endeavors: paint, brushes, canvas, clay, and a host of other mediums. Others might connect creativity with a project or writing. Creativity is much bigger than that! It can be applied to every area of your life. It is a way of being, a way of seeing, and a way of engaging with the world that adds that little bit of zest. Because children have more free time and exercise their imagination muscle more frequently, approaching things creatively comes more naturally to them. … Read More

Creativity – The Key to Thriving in Whatever You Do!

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Creativity – people are hungry for it! Have you noticed how popular adult coloring books are these days? You can find them in nearly every store and just as many places online. How about the “sip & paint” type places? They just keep popping up. Or the “real life escape adventures” – if one hasn’t arrived on the scene in your town, don’t worry, it’s on its way! It’s a great way to apply creative problem solving. Games – there are oodles of games on the market – more than ever before! Games like Qwirkle, Things, or Telestrations that tap … Read More