The Secret to Rapid Improvement

How would you like to accelerate your progress in an area of weakness? My 23-year-old son, Chris and I discussed this a few days ago. He reminded me of how he stretched himself by being in several lead roles in musicals. "I hated that but it was good for me," he told me. He is…Read more The Secret to Rapid Improvement

5 Secrets to Becoming a Successful Working Creative

I've made a living from doing what I love to do for over 20 years. I've won a few awards along the way, met famous people and enjoy a flexible work life. My sons, Alex, 17 and Chris, 20, are also both emerging creatives. Chris and Alex have grown up watching mommy hit deadlines, get…Read more 5 Secrets to Becoming a Successful Working Creative

Put the idea to action

If you did what I said yesterday, you have a notebook with some ideas written down. To weed out the impossible ideas, cross off the ones that are: Illegal - meaning that you will break the law. You can't kill your boss. You can't kill your client. Those actions would put you in jail. Impossible -…Read more Put the idea to action

Turn on the idea engine

The ability to capture an idea and turn it into reality is a gift. If you can grow in that ability, your life will get better. The first step is to remove the barriers to your idea engine working. Here are a few barriers: "I can't do it." "I don't know how to do it."…Read more Turn on the idea engine

When Life is Over

"When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers". (Genesis 17:1-2) Can you imagine God calling you at 99-years-old? Our culture has sentenced 99-year-old…Read more When Life is Over

I Want to Be Depended On

I was looking for a picture of the mural Chris drew and painted on his 2 bedroom walls when he was 8 years old and I stumbled across this: The same 8-year-old boy that played with his little brother and little sister drew an amazing jungle mural with a lion, gorilla, and elephant drawn to…Read more I Want to Be Depended On