Tag: creativity

2015 Word – Create

Creativity should be an everyday experience. Creativity should be as common as breathing. We breathe, therefore, we create. – Erwin Raphael McManus in the book, “The Artisan Soul” 2015 – Create! For 2015, my word is CREATE.  Not nurture (like nurturing my creativity theme last October), practice (everything I’ve learned) or even creativity.  No, the…

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2014 Highlights

Here are some highlights from last year (Nancy’s 2014 Yearbook!): My Favorite Posts Some of my favorite posts from 2014 were: A Gallery of My Daughter Growing Up – this was for a weekly photo challenge on endurance, of which I think parenthood is the ultimate test. Books Everyone Should Read – these are not necessarily my favorite…

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31 Days Wrap-Up

October was an eventful month, from work having the number one tax return deadline of the year (October 15) to traveling with my daughter to Maine for a long weekend.  In-between all of that, I blogged daily for 31 Days. Back on October 1, I set out my expectations and reasons for doing it: To focus…

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The One Thing – Book Review

It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about? – Henry David Thoreau Among the things I’ve done recently to nurture my creativity is to finish the book, “The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results” by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan.  I’ve been…

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Working A Day Job – Part 3

It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter…

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Working a Day Job – Part 2

Yesterday, I began a discussion on how working a day job nurtures my creativity.  Today, I want to explore more of this: Exposure to New Technology My day job uses technology nearly all day long, from complex tax software to Microsoft Office and other specialty pieces of software.  There’s usually very little training for this…

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Chaos Is Inevitable – Part 2

A not-so-funny thing happens along the way to extraordinary results. Untidiness.  Unrest.  Disarray.  Disorder. . . Messes are inevitable when you focus on just one thing. . . One of the greatest thieves of productivity is the unwillingness to allow for chaos or the lack of creativity in dealing with it. Gary Keller and Jay…

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