Creativity for the Rest of Us

Ask Dumb Questions

My current juicy question – What would it be like to make a ten fold increase in my contribution and fulfillment in the world? – recently took me to Phoenix, Arizona to participate in Lift Off, a retreat for entrepreneurs who want to take their creative business to the next level. Ideas are not my shortcoming.  I needed help getting them launched. Masterfully guided by Pam Slim and Charlie Gilkey, Lift Off promised...

Where the Magic Happens

This graphic has been making the rounds on Facebook.  When I locate the original source I will happily credit the creator. I love the message. We’re all familiar with comfort zones – safe, predictable, nothing that rocks the boat.  When we’re in the midst of chaos, they are the oasis we thirst for. They’re okay as a resting place from time to time.  Stay there too long and things feel stagnant, unimaginative and...

But First…

One of the ways we sabotage our natural creativity is a pattern I call “but first.”  Though it feels and looks like we’re being productive, it’s resistance in disguise. Remember those draw-the-line-to-the-right-answer questions in school?  In this one any combination of the pairs is a match.   Take any item from the 1st column and pair it with any item in the 2nd column.  Feel free to make up your own. I want...

Look Up. Look Down. Look All Around.

It’s confession time.  Occasionally when there is something tasty in the fridge that I want to savor before the family devours it, I hide it. It’s easy enough.  Depending on who I’m hiding it from, I stash it on the higher or the lower shelf.  Daughter doesn’t look high.  Partner doesn’t look low.  More for me. Let’s leave my trust issues aside for the moment.  There’s something to learn here about how we see...
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