Creative Genius Revisited
In a blog I published two years ago this month, I wrote about the high calling we have as parents for nurturing our children’s creativity. As created beings, made in the likeness of the Creator, all of us feel an urge to create. How could we not? Genesis 1:27 declares that we are made in God’s image. Ephesians 5:1 calls on us to be “imitators of God.”
So why don’t more of us engage in being creative? (more…)
Or…Some Lessons Are More Expensive Than Others
[This blog first appeared September 27, 2015]
If you have been following along the past few months, you know we have been winding down operations at the office suite we’ve occupied for the past year. In a few days, our business operations will be run from our dual home office. Janet’s recording studio is upstairs. My coaching (and writing) office is downstairs.
To say it has been a “learning experience” kind of doesn’t even get close to it. “Failure” does. (more…)
Thinking You Get To Choose
Every day we learn something new about running our company, especially since it is internet based (for the most part).
Communicating isn’t easy. Doing it well, much less easy.
Sometimes it feels so hard, it’s tempting to drift into a bad attitude. Clear thinking becomes difficult. There are some days when that is really tempting.
Ever have days like that?
The good news is that we get to choose our views.
We use a lot of techie kinds of tools in our business. And some not so techie. After considerable trial and error, we’ve settled down with about two dozen. What we’re sharing here are the best daily tools we have found. Do we get bonus points because they’re free?
Thank you. And you’re welcome.
Grab this short list of tools we find really helpful for being–and staying–productive. (more…)
Jedi Mind Games We Play
It’s funny that when we think about great performers, we are not surprised to learn they almost universally employ great coaches. Even so, those great performers aren’t Yoda and their coaches aren’t Obi-Wan. Great performers…and their coaches…are just as human as you. Which means you might be a great performer yourself, with the help of a coach. Why not? (more…)
Ready. Fire. Aim.
It depends on your perspective. One of the legacies of the Great Recession is the massive increase in people working on their own. But is this legacy one we want? (more…)