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Creativity is a cup of jelly beans

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Imagine that you have a transparent, plastic cup placed in front of you and thousand of brightly colored jelly beans off to the side of it.

Your job is to fill the cup up. You take one jelly bean at a time and place it into the cup, one after another stacking them sporadically until the cup…

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Found #typography yesterday on the way home (I was stopped at the light).

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Someone at work just showed me this phone they had stashed away in the back of a drawer… #geeky #nerdy #vintage #tech #nofilter

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"Too many people spend too much time trying to perfect something before they actually do it. Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you’ve got, and fix it along the way."

- Paul Arden (via creativesomething)
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Deciding and diving

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To be a writer you simply need to write. That’s the hard part for most people.

Similarly, you can’t be a painter without painting. To hang your photos in a gallery, you must first take the photos and then send them to galleries for consideration. If you want to be a musician, write the…

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Creativity takes guts

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Hoping that your next idea is the next big idea is silly.

Yet we so often find ourselves working on, or seeking out, ideas that are perfect, ideal, better than anything else out there (at least in our mind).

The result is either failure to start or a failure to launch, both of which come…

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‘Superstition’ by Stevie Ray Vaughan
Because #FridayThe13th — and I really dig SRV (the original is also awesome, but I felt like some Friday rockin’ blues)…

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The inevitable impact of doing a lot of creative work

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“You aren’t going to change the world with your ideas.”

But why not at least try? What have we got to lose?

Often I encounter people who have ideas but never do more than sit and think about them. They tell me, “I have this great idea,” but when I ask how it’s going a month later, I’m told the…

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Yesterday there was a bear cub sighting in the parking lot… Today there’s a deer…