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Stop Trying to Follow Your Passion

Kali Hawlk | Posted 10.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kali Hawlk

There won't always be a lightbulb moment. You may not identify the exact second something clicks into place for you, when the planets align or a particular experience sparks a specific train of thought that leads to deep understanding.

Feel Like Giving Up? Here's Why You Can't Quit

Kali Hawlk | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

Insecurity cripples us from doing our best creative work. We've all experienced the sudden jolt of uncertainty that leaves us feeling wary about what we're making or doing.

Letting Go of Perfect

Kali Hawlk | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Kali Hawlk

Letting go and focusing on what really mattered -- like actually getting to the grocery store or capturing that fleeting idea I had -- didn't seem like an option. Perfectionism was the only choice, and it was so easy to agonize over every little detail that didn't measure up.

Stop Seeking Answers and Focus on This Instead

Kali Hawlk | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kali Hawlk

If you're hung up and feeling creatively blocked, seeking answers won't move you past feeling uncertain of what's next. You don't need more information in your head. You just need to know how to ask the right questions.

Do You Feed the Good Wolf or the Bad?

Kali Hawlk | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Kali Hawlk

Do something that inspires you. Do something that makes you feel relaxed and content. Do something that makes you feel challenged and just a bit scared, in a thrilling sort of way.

How This Woman is Revolutionizing a $40 Billion Industry

Li Lin | Posted 08.27.2015 | Arts
Li Lin

With the internet, this model has been challenged to some extent, however creative works are still beyond the reach of everyday people because of the money and technology barriers to buying and selling.

11 Things Creative People Have In Common

YourTango | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living

As a creative person, I've had a slightly different life than my other friends, who have walked a more traditional path. I can't tell you how many times people have stared at my resume thinking, "That's interesting," or called me into a job interview just to see who I was.

How to Start Before You're Ready

Kali Hawlk | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

Conventional wisdom tells us that to know where we want to go and how to get there, we must first understand where we are. We must love ourselves before we can properly love others. We need to take care of ourselves before we can provide for anyone else.

The Top 5 Time-Saving Bookmarking Tools You Need to Know

Debra Carpenter | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology
Debra Carpenter

There are a lot of resources on the web that let people save and organize the content they find online, and they all have their own angle and unique functionality. Marketers can use bookmarking in new and innovative ways to build a brand.

To Live With Intention, Don't Take Dictation

Kali Hawlk | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Kali Hawlk

If you haven't already, start today. Don't ask someone else any questions. Just ask yourself, and agree to take on the work required to create your own process for living life with intention.

Women in Business: Conversations With Talented, Inspiring, Female Creatives

Nancy Laws | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Nancy Laws

I love being a woman in business, and accepting my ability to utilize the gifts that God has blessed me with, has been one of the most exciting parts of this journey. But I can honestly say that the best part of my journey has been creating, invaluable connections with some amazing women.

Stop Living in Someone Else's Narrative and Start Creating Your Own

Kali Hawlk | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kali Hawlk

There are no generally right answers out there for us all to accept as the one way of creating ourselves and what we experience. There's only the realization that there's a right answer for you as an individual and you have the ability to find it better than anyone else -- because it's always located somewhere between your gut and your soul.

Are You in Your Right Mind?

Beverley Golden | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Beverley Golden

Up until recently our world has been a left brain dominant one, yet I see that things are rapidly changing. More and more thought leaders talk about how right brain creatives will rule the world.

Focus, Contentment and How I'm Choosing to Be Here Now

Laura Aiisha | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Here's the thing. I've been an overachiever all my life. Always trying to be the best, always trying to do several things at once partly because I'm super crazy creative and have so many ideas and so much energy channeling through me, and partly because I'm trying to 'get somewhere.'

What Creatives Can Learn from Impressionists

Anna Clark | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts
Anna Clark

Exploring French portraiture and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century, 74 portraits from the d'Orsay reflect the origins and flowering of one of the world's most beloved movements.

Why Companies Should Hire Creative People

Sophie Andrews | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Sophie Andrews

Unconventional workplaces aren't more productive in and of themselves, but, when they are an outgrowth of an employee-centric corporate culture, the results (think Google) can be utterly spectacular.

Creativity Isn't Free

Samara Bay | Posted 10.11.2014 | Arts
Samara Bay

We creatives don't like to think of ourselves in those terms. We have a love/hate relationship with personal branding and ourselves as product (if the audience doesn't want what I have, well screw 'em).

If Everyone Is Working for Free, How Is Anyone Supposed to Earn a Living?

Heather Hummel | Posted 06.06.2014 | Business
Heather Hummel

Have you or your company ever hired someone from a website such as Freelancer, oDesk, Fiverr, eLance, or another popular site for outsourcing gigs? Al...

Why Creatives Absolutely Hate Big Companies

Gil Laroya | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Creatives hate big companies. They hate how big companies pretend to be innovative, but are typically incubators for un-innovative people. And they hate how big companies allow Creatives to get thrown under the bus, for the sake of the village and its politics.

Quality Over Quantity: The Launch of Brett Johnson Co

Rai Mensah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Rai Mensah

But what does it take to achieve a long lasting piece and a line that stands the test of time? A connection with the consumer and quality material. Two very basic fundamentals I believe Brett Johnson Co has mastered.

Impediments to Creativity

Bradley Foster | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

To make creativity work for you it's important to nurture your creativity, learn how to discern great ideas from ephemeral ones, consciously create a container for your thoughts, keep focused until you see the idea through and take responsibility and value your ideas.

Why Creative Brainstorms Waste Time, Money and Endanger Brand Health

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

"All hands on deck" creative brainstorms are often wildly inefficient, ineffective and financially irresponsible. Here are three major downfalls of "more the merrier!" creative brainstorms.

NIKE ART: What Happens When Creatives Are Asked To Repurpose NIKE Shoes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

How would you repurpose a pair of NIKE shoes? When the 1948 Nike store in London sent Paul Jenkins 80 pairs of new NIKE's to put to use in a creative ...

Ask GYST: Time Management for Creatives

Karen Atkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Karen Atkinson

Consider writing your own obituary or late in life roast. Think specifically what you want to accomplish in your life. What is it that you really want?

How to Become Famous Overnight

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Pagliarini

If you are an actor, musician, writer, director, sculptor, graphic designer, or what I simply call an artist, the only way to succeed is to stop aspiring and start creating.