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Dance to word–motivation and creation

Dance to word–motivation and creation

You know me…I constantly read and follow lots of blogs, from food to spirituality to motivation to art to dance to music…my lists go on and on…I find inspiration in reading and seeing what others do, I love to see creativity blooming, bursting, on fire, or simmering with heartfelt intentions, spreading love, beauty, individulality, craziness, wow-ness, and whatever it is, whether it be traditional arts to total abstract bizareness… and then of course, to share with you and get you blasting out with your own creative juiciness and on-fireness! That rocks…

so…just a few morsels for you…


Have you read Steal Like An Artist, by Austin Kleon–10 Things That No One Told You About Being Creative?

It’s a brilliant little best selling book, and so true, stating that nothing is new. With modern day connections, the ability to view what others’ are doing around the world through the internet, traveling made easy, and so much more, nothing is original anymore. But that we should embrace our influences, inspirations, and how we mix them up, steal them, add to them, that is our statement, vision, artistry…

You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.


And along with that, have you read any of Chris Guillebeau work, blogs, etc (I mention him a lot actually)… another young man out to do this thing, on his own creative terms and move the world, a little at a time, or a lot… he’s got lots of followers who are rocking it too. Just thought you should know! check out the $100 Startup!

Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment.  It’s all about finding the intersection between your “expertise” – even if you don’t consider it such — and what other people will pay for.  You don’t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees.  All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid.


Motivation Lessons from the Man Who Ran for 5 Days (with No Sleep)

and now, what I really want you to read, think about, then write about it this article on this man…Jarie Bolander (EnduranceLeader.com ) writes about Cliff Young…a great piece, with some good reminders for you… motivation, determination, creation….and I read about it at LateralAction.com–another great site…


********sooooooooooooo, here is some juiciness for your Sunday…get out your journal, jot anything down that comes to you, share if you like, get these books, read, create, enjoy, love , laugh,

and thanks for being here…



Purpose in Life

I love to be inspired by others. to see, read, experience something that they contribute to our crazy life and world. I am continuously inspired and inpressed by Chris Guillebeau and his blog, his travels, and his take on how to live your life anyway that you want, with non-conformity and unconventionality and passion. To… Continue Reading

no mediocrity for your troupe, your dance, your life…

or anything for that matter… Chris says in my favorite blog these days, “If the band leader only says, “Nice job, guys” when everyone is playing badly, no one will ever improve. Instead, the undeserved compliment will reinforce a subculture of mediocrity. At best, the group becomes inefficient. At worst, the group falls apart because… Continue Reading