Got grit?


 Grit is that 'extra something' that separates the most successful people from the rest. It's the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality. ~Travis Bradberry  Those who have grit have the commitment to finish what they start, to rise above setbacks, want to … [Read more...]


Women Supporting Women; how often does it happen, really?


Let's face it, more women I know have told me that it was a man who helped them get ahead first, not a woman. I have to say, my own experience has been the same. With all this talk about women being the key to economic growth, peace and unity, why is it that women are not the first ones to lend a helping hand to another sister? Why is … [Read more...]


Is sensitivity a gift or a curse?


According to the writer of this quote, Shannon L. Alder: Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won’t tell you about themselves if they trust your kindness. However, the moment you betray them, reject them or devalue them, they become the worse type of person. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]


What Are You Willing to Risk for True Independence?


To achieve independence requires risk taking. Nothing represents the creativity required to risk for our personal and professional freedom more than the founding of America by our founding fathers. We all have much to learn from those who have risked before us and who will risk again for their independence. Will that next risk taker be … [Read more...]


Living (or not) the Creative Life

Lisa with clarinets

"Growth is much more than a strategy. It is a complex change process that involves the right mindset, the right processes, experimentation and an enabling environment." ~ Edward Hess teaches business administration at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Ed got it right. For the last eight years my professional growth … [Read more...]


Ode to Dr Suess: Ding-Dong, Ring-Ring


Well, its that time again....... I'm dusting off ornaments, untangling a ball full of metal fishhook hangers from each other and uncurling ribbons on those (damn) wreath bows. I think it might be time to go shopping. Ode to Dr Suess: Ding-Dong, Ring-Ring Ding- dong, Ring- ring all the bells are … [Read more...]


With gratitude and love- part 2

Lisa Canning

Last night my husband and I packed up our new Mercedes GLK, (certainly the budget buy for a high end line) a pumpkin pie for tomorrow's dinner with the in-laws, our Sunday brunch clothes and Scooby and Lennon, our dogs.  We were scurrying to get out of Chicago and head to our lake house; our favorite place in the world to unwind. This … [Read more...]


Career Issues for Creative People Book List


100 Careers in the Music Business - Tanja L. Crouch The music industry has undergone radical changes in recent years, but abundant career opportunities still exist for beginners with talent, imagination, and a love of music. The record industry and its dealers have suffered recent setbacks, but most other aspects of the music … [Read more...]


Organizations Devoted to Entrepreneurship


Looking for a list of organizations devoted to entrepreneurship? Check out these organizations. Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) is a global entrepreneurship network serving more than 500 colleges and universities, whose mission is to inform, support, and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek … [Read more...]


Books on The Psychology of Creativity


Do you need to get your mind into the game in the right way to use your creative gifts? This book list is for you. A Soprano on Her Head: Right-Side-Up Reflections on Life and Other Performances - Eloise Ristad   PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: A Soprano on Her Head: Right-Side-Up Reflections on Life and Other Performances In this … [Read more...]

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