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Tools of the artists

GNP. McDonald Creek, June snowmelt.

Every craftsperson uses tools unique to their art. Here are mine:

  • Questions
  • Paradox
  • Common sense

Through two-decades of full-time speaking, consulting, and coaching, i have found the most powerful, and simple, tools are concepts that every single person calls legitimate, logical, and powerful.

My job as a speaker is to rattle the cage of everyone in the audience. If they walk out thinking the same way they did when they came in, we didn’t need to have the meeting.

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Common Sense Is Elusive

Eat like you mean it

Moss type plant in Montana mountains
Moss type plant, close up.

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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Buzz Worthy?

How do you define art?

Never gets old.

How do you define art?

For me, art is creating.

There can be no judge nor jury that can decide if art is “good”.

Art is creating something that brings you joy.

Art may or may not bring others joy. This is critical to acknowledge. Art doesn’t need approval to be art.

Art only needs a passionate soul who is willing to spend time creating their art.

Exercising consistently for 20 years, beginning at age 40, is art.

Quitting sugary treats for over a year (and counting) is art.

Writing five daily, differently-themed blog posts since April 1, 2009 without missing a single day is art.

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Sharing

Capture the crazy ideas as they come

Mid Life Celebration art 2008
Mid Life Celebration art 2008
Mid Life Celebration art 2008
The brain/mind was the hardest to land on. It kept looking like a lima bean or a swimming pool design.

Capture the crazy ideas as they come.

Why?

If you don’t, you will certainly lose them. And remember to not worry about how good or bad they are…and above everything else, capture the “bad ideas”.

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Besides Diet & Exercise

Be the artist you know you deserve

Disney Monorail station timeclock

 

(photo: Even at 55 years old, we can thrive more vibrantly than people half our age.)

Could feel it before stepping on the scale. Two extra pounds gained in one day.

Seems insignificant. There is an art to optimizing the temple housing everything keeping us alive.

The art is in the daily tending.

Can you feel that difference as soon as you wake up?

What if you could?

Be the artist you know you deserve.

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