Stop Worrying About Making It Look Perfect

Len WilsonArtists, Creativity

When you’ve got a good idea, and you’re using it and it’s developing, the temptation is to hold on to it until you can get it completely sorted out and organized for consumption. This is another form of self-glory, one of the lies that steals creativity, because it’s a self-protection mechanism that convinces you about your own hero status. It’s better to publish than to publish perfectly.

Combine Two Things

Len WilsonCreativity, Passion, Vocation

What I learned was that the secret to creativity and innovation, and good career launches, isn’t to have a passion. It is to have two passions. And to hang on to both for dear life until it shakes out.

Make a Mark on Your Growth Chart This Week

Len WilsonCreativity, Faith

When we become adults, most of us stop making our mark on the wall, and in the world. We adopt a fixed mindset about our identity. But God has a bright future for us, which we discover as we un-learn how to conform to the world and rediscover our innate creativity.

Help the Message Make the Journey

Len WilsonChurch, Creativity, Culture, Leadership, Marketing, Strategic Thinking

In church we’re taught about the power of the Holy Spirit when we share a message. In seminary we’re taught about the importance of theological integrity when we share a message. What we’re not taught, and what we desperately need, is a deeper understanding of the influence of our communication – our language, symbols, and signs – when we share a message.