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Insight and Inspiration to Help You Live Your Legacy

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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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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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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"Why was I not informed?" personal development Jan 11, 2021

When was the last time you had a revelation? What was it? Why was it so astounding?

When you zoom out from an epiphany, often the only thing that's a surprise is the fact that it's come as a such a shock.

Most of the time, a revelation is something we've seen, heard, or experienced many times...

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What does it mean to be a difference-maker? creative on purpose basics Jan 06, 2021

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

To be a difference-maker is to pursue excellence...

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Begin and Begin Again personal development Jan 04, 2021

What new routines or relationships would promote progress in the difference only you can make? Are you instituting them today?

Too often, we schedule a time to adopt, embrace, and initiate better habits and connections in the future. "I'll start tomorrow (or next week, or next month, or next...

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Create Your Decision-Making Measuring Stick personal development Dec 31, 2020

Where do you want to be a week, month, or year from now in your endeavor?

What's your strategy for staying the course and maintaining momentum toward that goal?

Difference-makers like us possess active imaginations, abundant energy, and enthusiasm-to-spare for generating new idea and leaping...

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What does it mean to be creative on purpose? creative on purpose basics Dec 30, 2020

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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The Paradox of Generosity personal development Dec 28, 2020

Generosity, selflessly giving to another, is an act of kindness we engage in to boost others' wellbeing. Paradoxically, giving is also one of the easiest and quickest ways you can upgrade your mood.

Why is that?

A significant factor is the feeling of connection and belonging that generosity...

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The Creative on Purpose Manifesto creative on purpose basics Dec 23, 2020

Envision a world where everyone can explore and develop their potential through fulfilling work done with and for others. Creative on Purpose helps people like you see and step into possibility in work that’s worth it. Let’s endeavor better and share the difference only you can make.

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Inside Out or Outside In? personal development Dec 21, 2020

Ever notice how well you're able to recognize how someone else is getting in their own way but can't recognize how you do the very same to yourself?

 

Why is that?

 

The problem is that our default is to work from the inside out. Our attitudes and habits are primarily framed by our own...

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Focused, Bold, & Disciplined personal development Dec 16, 2020

How do you make progress with the difference only you can make?

I begin every day by writing down a to-do list.

I then select the one thing on that list that, if I accomplished it, would move my endeavor forward the furthest and the fastest.

Everything else goes on my don't-do list.

I then...

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