Category Archives: Inspire
As kids, we grow up as dreamers, thinking big and letting our imaginations run wild, but over time, our responsibilities begin to overlap shrinking our creative process in exchange other responsibilities.
There is however a system for starting your day. Here are a couple of pointers:
- Give yourself extra time after you wake up, read for half an hour, but not the news. Reading will stimulate your brain, and if you drink coffee (or anything caffeinated), also do that. I do know some people don’t like reading, and if this is you, make sure to set easy limits. Find a subject that interests you and get started.
- Go for a walk or run. This is where the caffeine comes in handy and will push you to work harder and burn more calories.
- Staying creative at all levels. Taking action, start small and work your way into something bigger.
- Keep a notebook or paper and pencil with you at all times. Ideas come and go all the time. Write them down, draw them out and filter out the bad ones later. Ideas will begin to build upon themselves and this is a great way to grow.
My goal in writing this is also to stay creative, grow my business and hopefully someday write a book.
Happy International Artist Day…something I think we should celebrate or at least contribute to everyday. Here’s an inspirational video of Jake Nickell at TED talking about the need to Never Stop Making.
Follow our 2013 trip from our Habitat for Humanity build in Zambia to our wedding on Victoria Falls and Honeymoon all over Africa, plus visits in Dubai, New York and Toronto.
I was flipping through TED videos looking for something to spark my interest when I stumbled apon something titled ‘The Danger of a Single Story’. With obvious similarities to the concept of Design Cause, I instantly created a connection and continued to click play. Over the course of the next 18 minutes of watching this video, I was awed by the potential of what I had learned. In the spirit of sharing it forward, please enjoy. I hope you can take as much out of it as I did.
Absolutely awesome live show! It was cool see a band like this at a smaller venue. (Mac Hall, UofC)