4 posts from month 03/2017

What Icarus Can Teach Us

Do you know the Greek myth of Icarus? Icarus is the son of Daedalus who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. His father cautioned him that flying too near the Sun would cause the wax to melt. But Icarus became enthralled with his ability to fly and forgot his father's warning. The feathers came loose and Icarus plunged to his death in the sea. As I see it, this myth is a lesson about balance, about finding balance with your ego and with your gifts. It was Icarus' ...

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Your Toolbox

Every craft-person has a toolbox of tools and techniques they use to bring their work to life. You too have a toolbox full of the tools and techniques you've picked up over your lifetime that have helped you to shape your life into what it is today. Your tools are very personal, as are how you use them. You can hear people talk about employing techniques and tools generally, but only you can determine how they will work best with your creations. Like artists, you must discover the ...

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Resolving Our Past

We need to resolve our past, so we can expose our truth and move forward with our lives. We are drowning in our unresolved emotions. Unrecognized, they weigh us down. Depressed by them, we unknowingly hide and mask them. So often we think our uncomfortable emotions away, doing everything we can not to feel the truth of them. Our rationalizations become what is real to us, and what we feel. What is not comfortable we do not acknowledge. Disconnected from the truth of our emotions, we ...

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The Art of Your Business

Creating a business is just as abstract as creating a painting, and while you can go to a million painting classes and learn a thousand difference techniques, what will end up on the canvas depends on you. Knowing how to do something doesn't makes it special—it's the art of it, the You in it, that makes it what it is. The right way to run your business, the art of your business, is learned through experience and in a growing awareness of what you know, what you are good at, and what ...

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