Unknown Jim

Beauty Surrounds You

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  Beauty surrounds you every single day outdoors. To notice it, you must slow down, look and listen. I really enjoy talking about the process of being creative, of making new things as a writer, musician, and as an artist.   I must confess that lately my focus has been entirely on myself and what I can create. All creativity flows from our heavenly Creator.  Without Him, we would not be here to create. Try to take sometime to enjoy the beauty surrounding you outdoors. It will probably inspire you…read more

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The Golden Rule

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  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The golden rule is very easy to understand, but very hard to put into action. It is humility in action. It is taking care of each other, even when you don’t want to. It is being unselfish in a very selfish world. When you become a parent, you understand the golden rule better. I know it has been said many times before, but being a parent really does change everything. I realized how self-centered I truly was.  When you…read more

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You Need To Read The War of Art

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The War of Art by Steven Pressfield is a book you need to read. This book has the to potential to change the way you think. It gives a name, the Resistance,  to the forces that hinder and kill creativity. The Resistance is an evil powerful force that finds ways to stop us from doing the work we are meant to do. Instead of saying I will never work on _________ , the Resistance says I’ll do ___________ tomorrow. I let the Resistance stop me from being creative and living…read more

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You Are Creative (Whether You Realize It or Not)

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I believe that you are creative. Deep down I bet you know you are too. When you were younger, you drew pictures and made crafts. You overflowed with excitement when you shared them with others. You did not over-analyze your art back then, so why should you now? Your work once covered almost every square inch of the refrigerator. Go ahead, scribble outside the lines again. No one is looking. Bring back the joy you have expressed in the past. It is time to have fun and create.

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Life is too busy

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Often times I have heard that life stops us from doing what we want to do. I would like to ________,  but I’m too busy. Working a full time job or being a stay at home mom can easily take 40, 50 or even 60 hours of your time each week. Sleeping takes up quite a bit of time as well. The following pie chart breaks down hours in the work week. We all have the same amount of time in the week; 168 hours. I made the following bold…read more

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Inspiration 101

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This speech makes me think. It inspires me. It makes me dream. Every time I hear the words, I learn something new. Above all else, I view this speech as a call to action. It is time to get MOVING. There is a TON of work to do. Don’t waste a minute.

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Communication Continued…

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In my last post I concluded that communication is a struggle for all of us. Here are the main three problems to address: Each generation has a different approach to email, texting and social media. We all struggle with information overload. We are all lazy (to some extent.) To solve the generational issues, you have to directly talk with the person. Face to face is best. Ask how you can get a hold of them. If they say to send email, then send email. It is that simple.  If you…read more

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