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Am I Loyal To My Dreams?

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Am I Loyal To My Dreams?

We all have dreams and goals and bucket list items, but for many of us, we never seem to realize these goals. We can list off every reason why we couldn't possibly see those things come to fruition. We can faithfully recite every barrier, roadblock, and reason why we aren't good enough, and why the time isn't right, and why we just couldn't possibly make it happen. But what I've discovered is that we are loyal to a fault...

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THE EXCUSE FOR CONNECTIVITY

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THE EXCUSE FOR CONNECTIVITY

Why do we CREATE? This is a question whose answer is as diverse as those who create. We all have our reasons why. We've talked before about the idea of CREATIVITY really being PROBLEM SOLVING. So that, in one sense, is an answer in and of itself.  But I wonder if that's less of WHY and more of a MOTIVE...

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Creativity Is Not Art

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Creativity Is Not Art

Are you creative? No... of course not, right? You aren't artistic, you don't paint, you aren't 'crafty', you don't play music, you can't build things. In fact, most of the time you don't even like most stuff created by artists... except TV and movies of course, and music. You like iTunes...

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Negativity Kills Creativity.

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Negativity Kills Creativity.

Yesterday, I was working in one of those hipster, third wave, coffee shops, and no... I was wasn't working on growing out my beard. Depending on the place, and the vibe of the room, I often like to work without headphones. There is something soothing about the gentle roar of non-descript voices chattering away. I find the white noise acts a platform for my creativity, where music for me, at times, can become a distraction in and of itself. 

The chatter over my shoulder began to soak the atmosphere of the room, it was even more palpable than the aroma of freshly ground coffee. 

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3 Simple Ways to Beat Your Creative Block

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3 Simple Ways to Beat Your Creative Block

We have all had that feeling when you sit down, teeming with excitement, you lean forward, settle in, and prepare yourself to release your creativity. That's when it happens. You stare at your notebook, canvas, screen, typewriter, guitar, piano, notepad, block of wood, and you find yourself stuck... Here are 3 simple ways to beat CREATIVE BLOCK!

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