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Insight and Inspiration to Help You Live Your Legacy

Tell Me a Story storytelling Dec 06, 2021

Story is how we humans have always made sense of ourselves, our situation, and each other. To be a human being (and a difference-maker) is to be a storyteller.

What story are you telling yourself about yourself and what's happening today?

Stories provide the way in when you want to develop your...

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Chris Gill - "Realizing our ideal." tips from podcast guests Dec 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 a conversation with Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of...

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The Conscious Creative creativity personal development Dec 01, 2021

How do you define creativity?

For me, it’s simply the act of bringing something into the world that didn’t previously exist. A bird building a nest, a plant bearing fruit, a volcano spewing ash and lava—all are creative acts.

We witness creative activity throughout nature and...

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Enough personal development Nov 29, 2021

Do you ever catch yourself wanting more and better? Not just wanting to have more and better but wanting to be and do more and better?

I know I sure do. Isn’t this the promise of the pursuit of happiness?

But how often does the pursuit of happiness result in a...

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Janis Nakano Spivack -"Worthiness is the center." tips from podcast guests Nov 26, 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 a conversation with Janis Nakano Spivak, co-founder and Chief Navigator at BRITE Catalyst. Tune into this...

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Same bullsh*t, different venue. personal development Nov 24, 2021
I used to be very results-driven. I defined my value based on how close I came to achieving my goals.
 
Most often, these goals were not really mine. They were defined for me by institutional education and occupation. Familial and societal norms reinforced these pursuits.
 
I began...
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Bridging the Gap personal development Nov 22, 2021

Have you ever experienced a disconnect between intention and impact?

You can't speak or write as much as I do and not experience it (with some frequency). Something is said or done and is not received as intended, resulting in confusion, hurt feelings, or outrage.

What to do?

Acknowledge and...

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Paul Jun - "Creativity is an act of becoming." tips from podcast guests Nov 19, 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 a conversation with writer and photographer, Paul Jun. Tune into this entire conversation here.

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The Perils of Prioritization personal development Nov 17, 2021

Don't get me wrong, priorities matter. For years my Gmail signature line read, "Scott Perry, Husband, Father, Teacher, Musician." I created this on purpose to help me keep my priorities straight.

But how many things are you prioritizing? The thing about prioritization is that it only works when...

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"I'm just being me." personal development Nov 15, 2021

What does it mean to be authentic?

I'm not asking for the dictionary definition. Dictionaries aren't as authoritative as they make themselves out to be. They're always catching up to common usage.

Too often, authenticity is conflated with doing whatever you feel like doing or saying whatever you...

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Seth Godin - "The work you get to do." tips from podcast guests Nov 12, 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 a conversation with Seth Godin, bestselling author and founder of of the altMBA and Akimbo...

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I'm a Weirdo. personal development storytelling Nov 10, 2021

I'm a weirdo.

Thinking back, even my earliest memories were about searching for something I couldn't quite define or describe and looking for signposts and maps to direct me there.

What about you? Do you find yourself in a coddiwomple? Purposely stepping toward a vague or unknown...

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