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4 Leadership Lessons from Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation


This is a guest post by Don Sanders. He is the Discipleship Pastor at Harvester Christian Church (St. Charles, Missouri) and an adjunct professor at St. Louis Christian College. He is also my brother, and we share a love of action movies, U2, and late night runs at Denny’s. This post is also part of […]

3 Reasons to Be Thankful for Your Messy Life


If you were to step into my home office, you’d see a mess. Handwritten notes and other papers litter my desk. There are stray Legos on the floor. A dozen cardboard boxes filled with books are stacked behind me (they’re part of my new Fulfillment by Amazon business). There are also a couple of baskets […]

3 Lessons on Creativity from Pixar’s “Inside Out”


This post is part of the Reel Leadership series. I’m joining with a number of bloggers and podcasters to explore leadership lessons in this summer’s biggest movies. Here are the movies we’ve covered so far (I’ll add movies to this list as the summer goes on): Avengers: Age of Ultron Tomorrowland Mad Max: Fury Road […]

Introducing the Reel Leadership Crossover Movie Series


This is a great time to be a movie fan. This summer alone, we’re treated to Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tomorrowland, Pixar’s Inside Out, Jurassic World, and a number of other great movies that look great. But movies are more than entertainment. They give us experiences we could never have otherwise and help us to see […]

How to Say Thank You in a Way They’ll Never Forget


What if told you there was a way to say thank you that would make a lasting impression—something that is simple, inexpensive, memorable, and personal? Would you be interested? I bet you would. It’s the simple yet powerful handwritten note. The Lost Art of Handwritten Notes Handwritten notes have become a lost art form. Electronic […]

How to Be Happier in Your Life & Art


We live in an age of unprecedented opportunities, resources, and connections. So why do so many people seem anxious and discontent with their lives? I believe the reason is that most people have trouble accepting who they are. We see others around us who seem to have more talent or success. By comparison, we see […]

4 Proven Practices That Will Help You Be More Authentic


This post is an excerpt from my upcoming book The Artist’s Suitcase: 26 Essentials for the Creative Journey, which releases May 19. You can get a free copy, along with other valuable bonuses, when you join the Artist’s Suitcase Insiders team. Click here for info on how to join. “Xerox” is a term we don’t hear […]

5 Signs of an Insecure Artist


Three years ago our family decided to get a dog. We discovered a sweet Australian shepherd named Madison at the local animal shelter. She had been abused by her former owner and was terrified of men. It took several months before she would even let me pet her. Over the last three years she has […]

3 Reasons to Join the Artist’s Suitcase Insiders Team


On Tuesday, August 4 I am releasing my new book The Artist’s Suitcase: 26 Essentials for the Creative Journey. This short ebook has been a labor of love and I’m excited about the opportunity to share it with the world. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve shared excerpts here and here. I will do my best in […]

The Guilt-Free Guide to Choosing Which Books to Read


I used to feel guilty about all the books I haven’t read. I would walk into my office and see all those unread books and feel like a loser. (The same applied when I saw all the unread books on my Kindle app.) When was I going to invest more time into reading? When I […]