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What I liked  — and what I hope will inspire you toward your dreams — all in one place.

Henry David Thoreau On Defining Your Own Success by Maria Popova
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.  —
Henry David Thoreau

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Don’t FIND your voice, USE your voice. – Mara Kofoed (ablogaboutlove)

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The enemy of art is the absence of limitations. – Orson Welles (Dionne Lew in response to Why Innovators Love Constraints)

Inspired by the skateboard theme in Innovators Love Constraints


Going from “Suck to a Non-Suck” as a Public Speaker
by Peter Sims
The reality for any creative process, from public speaking to innovation to playing the piano, is that we must be able to go from “suck to non-suck,” as Ed Catmull describes the reality of Pixar's creative process, something he has observed and understood for over 30 years as the company's cofounder and president. That takes hours of practice — and a lot of easy-to-ask for, hard-to-implement advice.

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Understanding How to Frame Your Creative Expertise by Tara Mohr
Again and again I see talented people with ideas they want to share – books they want to write, talks they want to give, businesses they want to launch – holding back because they think they “don't know enough” about their topic…

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From Netflix's Internal Presentation on Company culture
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the people to gather the wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea
. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Author of The Little Prince)

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Thanks to Macy Robison, one of my truthtellers, for suggesting that I pull this together.  What would you have included that I didn't?

P.S.  Thanks for your fantastic blog comments this week.

 

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