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I’d rather just skip a meal if I can’t think of what to make or I don’t have something easy already prepared. Hmm, sounds a…

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“Some words have a meaning to them that we don’t often think about but yet still affects us, which has applications to persuasion, social influence…

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How much time do you waste? Tons, I feel like I never get anything done None, my mind is always focused and I’m always getting…

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MY LATEST CRUSH I’m not going to say it’s an addiction, but I do like flitting from one app to the next. When it comes…

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Planner vs Pantser?

This is an age-old difference of opinion in the world of creative writing: To outline before writing or to just start writing and trust the…

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I’m not the type who mutters to herself. There is already so much conversation in my head that I have no need to actually verbalize…

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We once worked with a real estate agent who said to us, “buyers are liars.” She explained that we’ll tell her we absolutely need to…

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  “I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ―…

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I’ve been thinking about questions, mostly about asking them.  We were in Nashville two years ago for a long weekend and took Lyfts everywhere we…

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The thrill of dumping 2020 and starting a new year has us looking for new ways to refresh.  This means refilling our creativity buckets and…

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Wake up early, before your alarm clock. Tell yourself it’s too early and go back to sleep. Stretch, breathe deeply, then pick up your phone…

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“Randy, you’ll be in the loading dock. Sue, you’ll be a shopper.” Everyone gets up to start work and then it’s just Katie and me.…

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Raise your hand if you’ve been in therapy. Thank you, everyone. Put your hands down now. Like many of you, I am no stranger to…

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It begins with love at first sight. Maybe the thought surprises you, waking up with you in the morning after a night of heavy dreaming.…

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You do not want to have me next to you in a yoga class. I’m terrible at it. No flexibility or grace. In fact, I…

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MISSION STATEMENTS SUCK. At least that’s what I thought until recently when Beth and I had to coach our leadership development students to write their…

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Who doesn’t love a good metaphor or simile? They may not be as fun as a barrel of monkeys and perhaps you find them dull…

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I’m sitting in a coffee shop at F and 7th NW. The sound is deafening, crowds of people and every seat taken. Because I am…

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I usually don’t mind waiting, as long as I’m not running late. There’s a patience required that can elevate waiting to an art form, a…

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Part I My first book tour I played to full houses. Well, not really houses, more like 4th grade classrooms full of 10-year-olds who had…

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Our Ideas

Some of them work, some of them don’t. But all of them are important to creativity and storytelling at work.