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What's the difference only you can make? personal development Feb 16, 2021
Do you ever feel like you were born to do more than what you do for a living? What's the difference only you can make in the world?
 
Becoming my better self is a journey in endeavors that serve others–husband, father, coach, and community facilitator. Each vocation enhances my...
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Becoming personal development Feb 15, 2021

When I look back on my life's journey, my knee jerk response is that I reinvented myself many times over the years. The once juvenile delinquent turned into a jock, then turned into an honors student, then turned into a scholarship recipient, then turned into a teacher, then turned into a...

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Are you ready to get real? personal development Feb 10, 2021

What is the work you're meant to do now?

Not the work you were born to do. None of us are born for a single purpose.

All of us are born with a social nature, a capacity for reason, and a creative instinct. Why not employ these impulses in the human work of making things...

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Abundant Uncertainty personal development Feb 08, 2021

How often do you answer the questions, "What do you think's going to happen next?" or "What should we do next?" with "I have no idea. Isn't that great?!"

If you're like me, probably not very often.

Human beings are fascinating. We love to push ourselves beyond the edges of our understanding...

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The Creative on Purpose Manifesto creative on purpose basics Feb 03, 2021

We envision a world where everyone can build identity and forge meaning through meaningful work done with and for others.

Creative on Purpose helps people like you see and step into possibility in endeavors that make things better. It's time to develop and deliver the difference only you can...

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What I've Been Reading - Winter 2021 book recommendations Feb 01, 2021

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Books are efficient and cost effective learning tools. They are my go-to source for inspiration and information in my endeavors. Here...

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What does it mean to be creative on purpose? creative on purpose basics Jan 27, 2021

Creativity is the act of making change happen. It’s an inherent human instinct used to solve interesting, difficult, and even wicked problems.

Engaging your creative impulse is how you get from where you are to where you want to be.

Purpose is a posture, a way of being. To apply yourself to...

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Routines and Relationships personal development Jan 25, 2021

I know of no more powerful levers for encouraging either stuckness or progress in your endeavor.

Unhelpful, unnecessary, or unhealthy habits lead to stagnation and impede your efforts to elevate your craft.

Thoughtless, unsupportive, or negative people trip you up and hold you back.
It's seductive...

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What does it mean to be a difference-maker? creative on purpose basics Jan 20, 2021

For people like us, it means being someone who’s leaning in and leveling up in endeavors that enhance the lives of others. Making things better. Serving. Doing the work. Living your legacy. Being creative on purpose.

To be a difference-maker is to pursue excellence in yourself and your...

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Living into Your Dream creativity personal development Jan 18, 2021

Creativity is a basic human impulse we all employ whenever we want to make a difference or make change happen.

 

Creativity is always a collaborative act. Even when you engage in creative enterprise alone, you employ knowledge and resources that come...

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Worthiness personal development Jan 18, 2021

Are you a generous, thoughtful, and empathetic human being?

 

Of course you are.

 

You acknowledge the dignity of others and believe they are deserving of your respect and kindness.

 

And, of course, you extend this sense of value and worthiness toward...

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What is an endeavor? creative on purpose basics Jan 13, 2021

An endeavor is more than a hobby. It's work done out loud and in public.

Your endeavor might be a passion project or side hustle. It may be a personal or professional enterprise. It can be your occupation or responsibility, but your endeavor isn't necessarily summed up by your job or role.

What's...

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