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Nurturing Creative Genius: 5 More Steps

Nurturing Creative Genius: 5 More Steps

~Joel’s Blog

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…)

11 Things We Learned From Failure

11 Things We Learned From Failure

Or…Some Lessons Are More Expensive Than Others

Joel’s Blog

[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…)

Right Thinking: Get To or Got To?

Right Thinking: Get To or Got To?

~Joel’s Blog

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.

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10 Best Tools For Getting More Done

10 Best Tools For Getting More Done

~Joel’s Blog

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?

Say, “Yes!”

Thank you. And you’re welcome.

Grab this short list of tools we find really helpful for being–and staying–productive. (more…)

10 Reasons Coaching Isn’t For Sissies

10 Reasons Coaching Isn’t For Sissies

~Joel’s Blog

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…)

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