Playing with Creative Crossover Between Ideas

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Are you good at seeing the creative crossover between your ideas? Or do you always start from scratch, brainstorming something completely new and innovative while scraps of paper ripe with potential are scattered on your desk, stuffed into a drawer or left in an “ideas file”?   If you are looking for a good way to forget your creative inspirations exist and bury their potential, keep on collecting them like museum pieces. This is one of the most common ways great ideas lose steam. The … [Read more...]

Creative Connection, the Heart and the Holidays

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  Creative connection starts in the heart space, plain and simple. Whatever your unique gifts, talents, passions or abilities, the heart fuels them all. So what happens when you lose that heart connection or it gets plugged up with emotional junk, especially around the holidays?   Your creative insights “power down” to a slow roll, what you are creating seems “off” or you feel shut off from the joy of the season, which creates a roadblock in your focus and … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Collaborate with a New Creative Partner

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  Creative inspiration is catchy, especially when you connect with a collaboration partner who helps bring out new, deeper aspects of your gifts and personal expression. The rush of joining efforts with a like-heart fires up the mind, body and spirit, offering you a chance to see everything with a fresh set of eyes, including what inspires you.   The shared understanding you have with a collaboration partner also leaves everything open as you play off the creative energy of … [Read more...]

Why I Do What I Do and My Path to Creative Freedom

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  To have true creative freedom means knowing who you are at your core, and that’s a journey - not a destination. In the spirit of creativity and sharing more of it in the world, here’s a little insight on Why I Do What I Do at this moment in my life. Many thanks to Carrie Brummer of Artist Think and her invitation to join this blog chain featuring creatives and their call to walk the path that has no speed limits or paved roads.   In my heart, I’ve been a writer since the age … [Read more...]

What is your Creative Currency?

    Creative currency is all the innate little gifts, insights, beliefs and abilities you have to share with the world. As much as each of these unique elements make us into wonderfully diverse people, it’s the expression of the gift, not the gift itself, that constitutes your special blend of creative currency.   For example, you can be a really good singer, but never sing (even when you are alone). Or, maybe you are a talented programmer who can write awesome … [Read more...]

Creativity Kick-Start: Inspiring Creative Space is a Cornerstone of a Creative Budget

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  An inspiring creative space makes connecting with your inner creative guidance so much easier. When there is clutter, reminders of unfinished work or a stack of bills staring at you, creativity easily hides in your growing pile of “some day” excuses. Lack of a creative brainstorm space can also make you feel as if you are in a constant state of re-igniting creativity instead of playing with it. All a good inspiring creative space really needs to be is an area to focus and tune in … [Read more...]

Show and Tell: How you Communicate is Directly Connected to How you Feel About Yourself

Image credit: WesleyFryer Personal communication styles are influenced by countless elements throughout our lives. As we grow up with family, we emulate or fight against what doesn’t suit us. We are also influenced by friends and heartbreak, by loss and change. Our internal mental tapes, fears and life experiences direct how we are willing (or not) also show up in various degrees. All together, they shape how we communicate with ourselves and others in two main ways; what we show and what we … [Read more...]

What’s your Spiritual MO?

For people who may not know me, I’m as much of a spiritual "woo woo" person as I am a left-brained, logical entrepreneur and business person. And as a communicator by heart and trade, I’m always fascinated with how people connect with their own idea of spirituality. How do they nurture it, seek it, grow it -- decide their own individual path? What role does it play, if any? The topic of spirituality connects and polarizes because it’s such an important part of how people define themselves -- … [Read more...]

The Power in Connecting to your Radiance

There are so many ways to easily get distracted from your own awesomeness and inner power. Frustration, hurt, pain, disappointment, loneliness, lack of love and endless other emotions, mixed up with the mundane daily tasks of life, all eat away at the edges of our soul. It’s so easy to let these experiences unknowingly chip away at our inner glow, dwindling it to barely a spark. The truth is, these are just experiences -- not definitions of who you are. Crap happens. Life seems unfair, … [Read more...]

Balancing Human-ness and the Ego in Business

In the last few weeks I’ve noticed the struggle for the expression of the individual identity in my business dealings, meetings and on social media outlets. Or perhaps as I move through my own personal challenges, it’s something more apparent just to me. Whatever the reason, this blog topic was screaming at me to be expressed. Although it’s a bit different than what I normally cover I couldn’t ignore it. Or perhaps, I just wanted to get a better sense of how others feel about it, too. The … [Read more...]