Steep Your Mind for Aha Moments

Contrary to popular opinion, aha moments happen intentionally. They are not accidental. They are born by the relentless pursuit of an idea. They become possible by mastering habitual creativity. And yes, anybody can learn it. Even you. To excel at it, you must steep your mind in knowledge and information. As with tea leaves, theContinue reading “Steep Your Mind for Aha Moments”

I Cannot Transform if I Conform

We went against the grain for our daughter’s 10th birthday party. Normally, most birthday parties these days are held off-site in some controlled environment with boundaries. Kids’ creative energies aren’t permitted to be unleashed. They are cold parties, not warm and inviting. They’re just a another checkbox. Birthday party, check. Back in the day, allContinue reading “I Cannot Transform if I Conform”

Other Peoples’ Shoes

People don’t care what you know until they know that you care. You can be the smartest person in the room, but it doesn’t matter until that opportunity to show genuine empathy. That moment to connect on a meaningful level. True connection that reveals your humanity, not some superficial Facebook-level connection. Such intuitive awareness ofContinue reading “Other Peoples’ Shoes”

Everything is Made Beautiful for it’s Own Time

Until this weekend, this looked like a weed. And every weekend since Spring, I thought about pulling it. Boy am I glad I didn’t. Look how beautiful it is. Unbeknownst to me, it was designed to be beautiful. It was created to be a thing a beauty. To see that, patience was required. Long afterContinue reading “Everything is Made Beautiful for it’s Own Time”