Creativity

Productivity vs Workflow; Why do I feel like a failure?

By |2021-09-20T18:32:50+00:00September 20, 2021|Categories: Creative Confidence, Creativity, Life, Writing|

“Some words have a meaning to them that we don’t often think about but yet still affects us, which has applications to persuasion, social influence and bias in our judgments and decisions,” said David J Hauser, social psychologist. The power of words is undeniable. Choose the wrong one and instead of motivating your team to go [...]

Persuasion: the teeter-totter of business communication

By |2021-08-31T15:33:48+00:00August 31, 2021|Categories: Creativity, Everyday Communication, Learning, Presenting, Storytelling, Visual Communication, Writing|

As a kid on the playground, one of my favorite attractions was the teeter-totter. Maybe you called it a seesaw. A teeter-totter is a dangerous apparatus, not to be shared with anyone but a friend you can trust to keep the thing in balance. I still recall the pain and humiliation of thudding to the ground [...]

7 Rut Rescues: a collection of wonderful, workable wisdom

By |2021-07-30T18:20:06+00:00July 30, 2021|Categories: Creative Confidence, Creativity|

I love to streak. Not the running-naked-across-a-field type. The kind where you build positive habits by doing things consistently. Habit streaking is how I’ve stayed fit and sane during the pandemic, working out 457 days in a row. Habit streaking is why you’ll find hundreds of digital drawings on my Instagram feed. To become a better [...]

Crisis on the road: how kindness and creativity salvaged my vacation

By |2021-06-29T17:30:47+00:00June 29, 2021|Categories: Creativity, Everyday Communication|

“Something isn’t right.” I look to my left and know my husband Jim agrees. He’s always alert and a little white-knuckled when towing our 30-foot travel trailer. But right now, his body language is way beyond, “Don’t bother me, I’m driving.” It’s a silent scream of, “Holy $#*%! What the &^@# is going on?!” Our truck—a [...]

Are you a Planner or a Pantser? Which is the Right Approach for Writers?

By |2021-06-17T13:00:50+00:00June 17, 2021|Categories: Creative Confidence, Creativity, Uncategorized, Writing|

This is an age-old difference of opinion in the world of creative writing: To outline before writing or to just start writing and trust the process. Many people say it’s a waste of time to start writing without knowing where you’re going. These folks are Planners who make outlines and bullet point lists. They like to [...]

Convergent thinking? Divergent thinking? Creativity calls for both.

By |2021-05-28T19:32:04+00:00May 28, 2021|Categories: Creative Confidence, Creativity|

When it comes to creative thinking, I identify as divergent. I can practice convergent thinking, which is to say that I am capable of analyzing practical alternatives and choosing one that seems best. If I lacked this skill, I’d never know what to eat for dinner. But, as my husband will attest, I would rather list [...]

Is It Stealing If……?

By |2021-04-16T12:30:02+00:00April 15, 2021|Categories: Creative Confidence, Creativity, Everyday Communication, Storytelling, Uncategorized, Writing|

We once worked with a real estate agent who said to us, "buyers are liars." She explained that we’ll tell her we absolutely need to have a two-story front porch, a finished basement, and a separate laundry room in our next house when in fact, the home we’ll end up purchasing will have none of those [...]

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