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Insight and Inspiration for Living Your Legacy

Sticky (Not Stuck) personal development Sep 29, 2021

Have you defined the difference only you can make? Have you identified the audience that needs you to show up for them? Do they resonate with the promise you share with them?

It took me years to answer those questions. And even when I had clarity about the change I seek to make, who it's for, and...

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Fraught and Fulfilling personal development Sep 27, 2021

Does the idea of living your legacy resonate with you, but you're not sure what that could look like?

Or perhaps you're already doing meaningful work but feel a little lost or stuck?

The Situation

Making a difference is fraught. That's one reason why it's so fulfilling.

We build identity and...

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David Bourne and Scott Perry on Artistry tips from podcast guests Sep 24, 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 between myself and David Bourne, founder of the Stay Creative Project. Tune into the...

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Learning By Doing personal development Sep 22, 2021

There are, of course, other ways to learn rather than by doing.

For instance, you can read a book, take a class, or watch an instructional video.

And, yet...

The danger in learning something by passively reading, listening, or watching is that it's easy to confuse knowing of or about the thing...

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Embracing Naivete personal development Sep 20, 2021

What possibility would you step into today if you didn't know it was impossible?

Is anything really impossible?

Human locomotion and flight were impossible until they weren't. So were the lightbulb and the internet. So were thousands of other ideas and inventions.

Think of the...

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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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