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Nuages musical inspiration Oct 29, 2021

Insight for flying higher in the difference only you can make from musicians who inspire Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from Django Reinhardt and his tune Nuages, a favorite from my days as a professional musician.

Django and his bandmate, Stéphane...

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Cosmic Insignificance personal development Oct 27, 2021

Do you ever catch yourself taking your work and yourself just a wee bit too seriously?

I sure do...

To make a difference is to do work that matters. Work that's worth it serves others. This work is fraught, which is why it's so fulfilling. Endeavors that make a difference build identity...

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The Adventures of Mr. Over Do It Man personal development Oct 25, 2021

We're all born with and cultivate different temperaments and tolerances. I happen to possess and employ more than my share of vitality. I can, and do, get a lot of sh*t done.

But that's very different than getting sh*t worth doing done...

I've spent most of my life conflating...

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Imagine musical inspiration Oct 22, 2021

Insight for flying higher in the difference only you can make from musicians who inspire Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from John Lennon, and his tune Imagine, a favorite from my days as a professional musician.

"You may say I'm a dreamer. But I know I'm not the...

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The 3 Things Every Difference-Maker Need to Focus On Daily personal development Oct 20, 2021

I’ve been a personal development junkie ever since I was a kid. I’ve read more books and articles on the subject than I can count.

Having surely passed the halfway point in my journey of becoming, I have learned a few things worth sharing about being and doing more and better.

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The Opposite of Fear personal development Oct 18, 2021

I get scared. I get scared a lot.

If you're a difference-maker, I bet you get scared too.

By definition, flying higher in the difference only you can make means seeking the edges of your understanding and abilities. Trying things that might not work, embracing uncertainty, and navigating...

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"All you can do is do what you must." musical inspiration Oct 15, 2021

Insight for flying higher in the difference only you can make from musicians who inspire Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from Bob Dylan and his tune Buckets of Rain, a favorite from my days as a professional musician.

"Life is sad. Life is a bust. All you can do...

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Does this sound like you? personal development Oct 13, 2021

embrace uncertainty and navigate adversity?

 

You probably wouldn't...

 

Most of the time, most of us would prefer the false confidence and certainty that comes with every day looking more or less like the day that came before.

 

Human beings are programmed by biology and evolution...

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Shift happens. personal development Oct 11, 2021

Transformation is a term that's quite ubiquitous these days. Why is that?

You can't scroll for even a few seconds through social media without tripping over a "transformation coach." In the Akimbo Workshops where I serve as a head coach, "transformation" is the word students most...

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Colleen Redman on Life's Essence tips from podcast guests Oct 08, 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 Coleen Redman, author of Packing for the Afterlife. Tune into the entire...

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When do you stop being you? personal development Oct 06, 2021

Are you familiar with the ship of Theseus?

It's an old thought experiment about identity first shared by one of my favorite pre-socratic philosophers, Heraclitus, whose enigmatic utterances and cryptic wordplay earned him the nickname, "The Obscure."

Have I lost you yet? Please stick around....

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Power Struggle personal development Oct 04, 2021

Do you struggle to understand what power is and where it resides? I know I do.

Part of the struggle is understanding that power is often associated with assumptions that are not absolutes.

Power doesn't have to be coercion, corrupting, or confined to people with certain personalities, positions,...

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