The Morning After Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is for friends and family.  It’s for eating turkey, and mashed potatoes, and mac & cheese and stuffing and pie for dessert.  For loaded down tables and creaky chairs.  For laughter and thankfulness and more hugs than you know what to do with.  Thanksgiving is a day when we get to take a break, take a breath, catch up with those we love, reset … Continue reading The Morning After Thanksgiving

Day Jobs and Creativity

You know the scene; you live in this picture every day.

Rows of desks march down an open floor plan; coworking spaces nestle in niches and corners; LED computer screens add their eerie white glow to the ceiling lights set overhead. Fingers click on keys and mouses brush against tables; conversations float at eye level, sometimes reaching for the ceiling in a gout of laughter; somewhere someone is shouting, but it’s not an angry shout, it’s an excited shout. It smells like coffee (cliche but true), chipotle, maybe incense if your coworkers are trendy. It’s fun, it’s upbeat, it’s fast-paced, it’s engaging, it’s distracting, it’s… your office? Continue reading “Day Jobs and Creativity”

Make A Mission Statement And Stick To It

A mission statement is a small, overlooked, but powerful thing. Like the theme of a great book, a mission statement is often lurking beneath the surface, sometimes unnoticed, but always guiding the characters and plot in a subtle but profound way. A mission statement is the theme of our life and our work, whatever that work may be. It is the next level. It gives … Continue reading Make A Mission Statement And Stick To It