Excuse Me, Do You Have the Time?

Excuse me, do you have the time? We have all been asked this question before - or have found ourselves doing the asking - and the answer is usually as simple as checking a watch for reference, and passing the information along. And you're done! That's all that is required of these exchanges between two …

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You Are Not Fine if You Are Killing Your Own Dreams

What do you want? No, seriously, stop for a second and think about it. What do you really want? Don't think about what other people want to hear, or what you think will make you look good and respectable - go deeper, be honest. If you want to be filthy rich, say it. Don't settle …

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Creativity is Not Benign

"Pick up the pen." No response, I wait, hold my breath. Tell myself again, "pick up the pen." Still, nothing happens. With a sigh - is that disappointment, or is it relief? - I reluctantly curl back into my ball of misery, resolving myself to self-pity. I am unhappy because I am not writing, and …

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Do It For The Thrill

"I am furious at inspiration!"                                                                                         So exclaimed a woman once to …

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Perfect is the Enemy of Done

          “If you’re alive, you’re a creative person.”                                                                                       …

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Failure is the New Black

One, two, three. One, two, three.  The dancers glide across the floor as if floating on air. One, two, three. One, two, three. Intertwining bodies become one, twirling straight into the imagination as they sail across the dance floor, leaving a trail of mouths agape from those watching on the sidelines. This, is perfection in …

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Stuck on a Problem? Here’s an Answer!

Have you ever come across a problem that just seems impossible? Like already walking a thousand miles, only to come across a wall? And not just any wall, but the One Wall to Block Them All. Have you ever been so stuck? So what can you do? You've already tried the conventional way, but there was …

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The Spectacular Now

How many tabs are open on your computer right now? When was the last time you heard complete silence? What are you currently thinking about? If I tried to answer those questions a couple of months ago, my answers would have been: I swear it was just two, but they must have procreated when I wasn't …

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Welcome to the Doldrums

"Hi there, how may I help you?" "Hi, I'd like one kick-in-the-butt, please." "Okay, how would you like that delivered? Hard, medium-hard, soft..?" "I'll take a medium-hard. I was looking pretty good at the beginning of the week, working pretty well, but then things just started slipping, you know?" Embarrassed smile. Gives me a knowing …

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I’m a Workhorse, Not a Racehorse

It is said that youth is wasted on the young, but tell that to Evan Spiegel, co-founder of Snapchat, who at the tender age of 25 is valued at a personal net worth of 2.1 billion dollars this year. And with legions more following in that same direction –according to what our media and society …

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