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Insight and Inspiration to Help You Live Your Legacy

 
Chip Conley on Integrity tips from podcast guests Sep 17, 2021

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from Chip Conley, founder of the Modern Elder Academy. Tune into the entire conversation here.

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Intensity on Purpose personal development Sep 15, 2021

The old farmhouse where we raised our boys (and more than a few eyebrows) had an ancient gas range in the kitchen. I loved turning the stovetop burner on. The spark, the mini-explosion of blue flame, and the spreading circle around the burner provided a thrill of excitement that I feel viscerally...

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Teacher vs. Coach personal development Sep 13, 2021

Are teaching and coaching just two different names for how you can serve others in endeavors that make a difference?

I know that I often confuse or conflate these postures. However, maybe teasing apart the differences matters?

Here are some differences I see between teachers and coaches.

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Kaitlyn Houston on A Job in the Arts Vs. A Life in the Arts tips from podcast guests Sep 10, 2021

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from Kaitlyn Houston, an artist from my hometown of Floyd, VA. Tune into the entire conversation here.

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So Far personal development Sep 08, 2021

Five years ago, I decided to make a change. Twenty-five years into a thriving career as a musician and guitar teacher, I decided I was going to do something else entirely.

Granted, at the time, I had no idea what that was going to be. But I did have a plan—thrash my way to clarity by...

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What time is it? personal development Sep 06, 2021

Time is a construct. It's a convenience created by humans to sequence and organize events and tasks. Time is nothing but a story.

We may think this story is working for us. I wonder if time isn't more often working on us.

For every other living thing on earth, now is all there...

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Lindsey Smith - Follow the Joy tips from podcast guests Sep 03, 2021

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from Lindsey Smith, co-founder of You Can Get It Done Productions. Tune into the entire conversation here.

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The Virtues of Playfulness personal development Sep 01, 2021

I recently celebrated my birthday and repeated two rituals I've practiced all my adult life.

The first was to extend a wave and a smirk at my old catechism teacher, Sister Mary Agnes. On the day before my confirmation ceremony, she took me aside, wagged a finger in my face, and scolded, "Scott...

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With some things, the more you give, the more you have. personal development Aug 30, 2021

There are only so many hours in a day, and you only have so much bandwidth and energy. It's probably best that you protect and even horde these assets, right?

I'm not so sure.

I mean, yes, you should spend your time, attention, and effort judiciously. And yet, understand there is an approach to...

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Dorie Clark - 3 Elements of Becoming a Recognized Expert tips from podcast guests Aug 27, 2021

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from Dorie Clark, author of The Long Game. Tune into the entire conversation here.

[DORIE] One of the things...

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Empathetic Antagonism personal development Aug 25, 2021

Difference-makers like you and I make change happen. That's the gig. This sort of endeavor includes uncertainty and requires embracing that "this might not work" thinking. What's more, most people are not predisposed to seek and embrace seeing and doing things differently.

Think about it, when...

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If you're gonna work for a jerk... creativity personal development Aug 23, 2021

“If you’re going to work for a jerk, you might as well work for yourself….”

This is the story I told myself when I made the bold leap from working for someone else to working for myself almost thirty years ago. Are you a freelancer? How did you enter the adventure of...

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