Calling on Creativity

September 27, 2010 by  
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When I talk with authors most are writing a book about their life experiences. They have a passion to share their life and inspire others by the wisdom they’ve gained.

But when writing about their lives, it is hard to be objective. Sometimes our point of view is colored by the emotions evoked from each situation we experience. It can be difficult to keep an objective point of view.

It’s like the game we used to play when we were children where we would whisper a secret in each other’s ears and by the time the story had gone all around the circle the original story was nothing at all like the original story.

When I tell my stories about how I grew up, it’s hardly the same story as what my brother and sister would remember. I used to wonder if it was because of the order we were born, but I don’t believe it was. I also wondered if it was that we were treated different than each other. But I don’t think that is it either.

I asked a friend of mine how it was possible the same people growing up in the same house with the same parents should turn out so drastically different, he thought it was their DNA. That could be a part of it.

Then one day I realized it was partially based on the lessons each of us came here to learn.

Being creative comes from many different sources, find your creative source and you’ll never be at a loss for something to write.

An Author in Everyone

September 20, 2010 by  
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I was standing in line at a grocer store and a woman behind me said she liked my dress and then told me how nice it was to see someone dressed coordinated. She asked why I was so dressed up and I told her I had just came from a speaking engagement.

Then she asked what I did for a living and I told her how I teach others to write, speak and the other entrepreneur skills.

She said “I’ve always wanted to write a book!”

I told her she could have the book done in six weeks and be creating a substantial income wihtin six months.

She told me she had just lost her teaching job in Oakland.

The I told her about my non profit school and maybe we should talk about whether the school might be an option for her.

Then she asked why I had talked to her and I just smiled and told her that my life is full of miracles every day. I just keep my eyes open and wait for the miracle to present itself. She just happened to be my miracle for the day!

We exchanged cards and I asked her to call me so we could explore the possibilities.

Guess what? She did!