As creatives, we can be blocked from our creative energy. Maybe you are upset about something going on in a personal part of your life. Or perhaps you stubbed your toe while putting away a heavy kettle bell at the gym and it hurts like crazy. Whatever is ailing you, this can block you from … Continue reading Achieving Flow State
Many companies choose to have interns work for them during the summer season. These are usually college or high school aged individuals. While most kids are on vacation over the summer, these kids are choosing to cut their free time short in order to spend time working for your organization. Remember this fact. When you … Continue reading Mentoring The Next Generation
As creatives, we always want to be doing work we love. It's how we keep the creative spark to keep sharing our gifts with the world. I finished reading Seth Godin's book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Here are several key takeaways from the book: If you want to do work that you love, then you … Continue reading [Book Review] Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
For looking to mentors for inspiration, try not to fall into the trap of hero worship. Many people will put their mentors on a pedestal, such as the hollywood actors. You’ve got to remember that these people are still people, not gods or goddesses. They still have their flaws. Many of the times, these folks … Continue reading The Trap of Hero Worship
Hi again readers, I went to San Francisco earlier today to seek inspiration for my writing. One of my suggestions is that when you're in a creative rut, you need to shake things up. Taking my own advice, I took off for my adventure today. Here are my take aways from today on generating inspiration … Continue reading Go Out Exploring For Inspiration
Think about the world we live in today. What apps or businesses are successful? Some that come to my mind are Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Apple and the slew of online dating apps/sites. These all have one thing in common: they connect us. Have you noticed how many people are surprised when you make eye contact … Continue reading How to Create Human Centered Design Solutions in the Economy of Connection
Okay, it's that time of the year when we are supposed to reflect on last years goals, refine our goals, and set goals for 2017. How many of you actually accomplished any of your goals? I used to set goals without a blue print. I would say things like "I'll take some classes to improve … Continue reading Achieving Goals With Prime Your Vibe
Creation is Art What you create transforms into what is called art. Replicas are not art. Anyone can mass produce paintings. Look at all of the replicas of the Vincent van Gogh paintings. Theo, Vincent’s brother, also was trained in sketching and painting. We don’t see his work in museums, we see his brother’s work … Continue reading Handling Rejection When Creating Art