Walt’s Breakthrough: 5 Ways Creative Vision Drove Disney’s Early Years

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Most of us hope for a future with incremental growth. But what if you could just blow it all up and make something, without limitations? Thinking this way is what we call creative vision. It’s knowing what’s needed, not what already exists or even what’s requested. All great advances – in our personal lives, in culture, in business – start with it. Here’s how Walt Disney expanded his world.

What To Do When Your Creative Best Gets Rejected

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At some point, it happens to everyone who makes something public. Your work gets rejected, sometimes with pejoratives and sometimes with kind words that kill. How do you react well and maintain your creative energy in the face of such negativity?

3 traps of growth and how to overcome them

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Growth is dangerous. We labor to see things grow, yet when we become enamored with the fruits of labor, bad things happen. Here are 3 simple things to overcome growth’s problem.

Top 25 Fastest Growing Large United Methodist Churches, 2016 Edition

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Deep in the roots of United Methodism is a call to grow churches. In the midst of an identity crisis, the United Methodist Church would do well to remember its origin as a church growth movement. These 25 congregations from the 2016 edition of growing churches offer a lot to learn from.

Fire Up Creative Thinking and Squash Your Winter Blahs

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Does your energy and enthusiasm feel as frozen as the ground outside? Anyone can suffer from a winter of creative thinking. As a creative and a church leader, I have a few strategies to help warm up more creative thinking.

My Word For the Year Is a Plea To Recognize Our Most Precious Commodity

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Presence is a plea to recognize the fleeting nature of this life and to fully appreciate the scarce and valuable commodity of time, and to be able to purposefully waste time on activities whose value isn’t easily quantifiable, which don’t serve immediate needs and which don’t add to the bottom line. Creativity depends on it.