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7 Little Lies Jealousy Whispers in Your Ear

Not too long ago, I was talking with a friend about the success his and his family were having. He had just received a promotion at work and a substantial bump in compensation. His wife had also gotten a new job and was making twice her former salary. Life was going really well for them. […]

I Was Rejected Last Week, and Here’s What I Learned

A few weeks ago I spoke to a friend about a creative opportunity. The specific opportunity doesn’t matter—it could have been a speaking gig, a publishing deal, or a freelance job. I thought I had a good shot at being accepted, but then my friend called me back. I was not going to be considered […]

5 Ways to Avoid Workplace Drama

Relationships are the glue that holds society together. No matter if you work for an organization, or if you are an entrepreneur or freelancer, you still have to deal with people. If we’re going to succeed in our families, work, and creative lives, we must know how to relate well with people. However, sometimes things […]

How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up

One of Aesop’s best-known fables is The Tortoise and the Hare. The hare challenges the tortoise to a race, confident he will win by a long shot. The race begins and the hare gets so far ahead of the tortoise that he takes a nap. When the hare wakes up, he finds that the tortoise kept […]

The Surprising Connection Between Art & Farming

These days I have a lot of conversations with people about writing. I’m in a writers’ mastermind group, many of my friends are writers, and I regularly talk with other people just getting started as writers. I’ve noticed something interesting the last few months. A lot of people are interested in the writing opportunities I […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Choosing an Acoustic Guitar

The guitar is the most popular instrument in the world, and for good reason: it’s portable, easy to learn at a basic level, and can be played in a variety of styles. I have been teaching guitar for over twenty years. Despite the wide variety of students I’ve taught, they’ve all had one thing in […]

3 Simple Ways to Stand Out as a Creative Professional

Everyone is looking for a way to stand out from the crowd. This is especially true in creative fields, where there is a lot of competition in graphic design, editing and writing, music, photography, and other areas. It’s tempting to believe that the way to stand out is to produce work cheaper and faster than […]

7 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from My Students

This month, April 2017, marks the end of my thirteenth year as a Professor at St. Louis Christian College in Florissant, Missouri. Over these years, I’ve taught hundreds of students and have spent countless hours teaching and advising them. When I started teaching, I thought I had all the answers. I had two Master’s degrees […]

The Parents’ Guide to Developing Creative Kids

When you think about what you want your kids to accomplish, what comes to mind? Many of us would say we want them to do their homework, get to bed on time, and get along with their siblings or friends. It’s hard to think long-term when living with your kids seems to present challenges every […]

10 Simple Ways to Be More Creative

Creativity is a vital element of success today. Without creative thinking, we have no hope of growing as individuals or leading our organizations and businesses to greater success. Creativity isn’t just about painting, music, dance, or other forms of art. Creativity is about being a person who is growing and learning in order to lead […]