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Insight and Inspiration for Living Your Legacy

 
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.

Making a difference requires embracing uncertainty and accepting "this might not work."

What's more, most people we are making a difference with and for are not predisposed to engage in the necessary work of seeing and...

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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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Evan Harrel - Give compassion a try. tips from podcast guests Aug 20, 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 Evan Harrel, co-founder of the Center for Compassionate Leadership. Tune into the entire conversation ...

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"Thank you for sharing your perspective." creativity personal development stoicism Aug 18, 2021

Let's be clear. Feedback is important.

If you're going to get better at making a bigger difference, you must seek and reflect on the insights and questions shared by learned and trusted friends and fellow travelers.
But not all feedback is created equal, and all too often, the volunteered comments...

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Beyond Destiny personal development stoicism Aug 16, 2021

Do you believe in destiny? I do.

I'm not alone. Several philosophical and spiritual disciplines argue that personal, interpersonal, and extrapersonal events unfold as they are meant. Many quantum physicists concur that the cosmos and everything in it are ruled by determinism.

An implication of...

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Chris Gill - Redefining Legacy stoicism tips from podcast guests Aug 13, 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 Christopher Gil, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at Exeter University. Tune into the entire...

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The Downside of Positive Thinking personal development Aug 11, 2021

We can probably agree that negative self-talk does not serve our efforts to improve ourselves or improve our well-being. My guess is that fewer of us would agree that positive thinking can have the same unhelpful effect.

That's okay. I'm not sharing these reflections for agreement. I'm searching...

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What is the difference you can't stop making? personal development Aug 09, 2021

About ten years into my career as a full-time professional musician, I decided I'd had enough. Playing out 300 days a year, crappy meals, crappier lodging, cranky bandmates, fickle audiences, and slippery venue owners had me feeling burned out and over it.

I announced my decision to quit music...

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