Archives For Creativity

We all create something different in the world. We are all unique. That’s why every chance I get I ask people, “What if you, truly being you, are the gift, the change and the possibility this world requires?”

Meet 16 year old entrepreneur Maya Penn, who reminded me again when watching this video –  EVERYTHING you do contributes to the world in some way, even if you don’t see it or get it right away.  You, being you, creates the change you’ve always known should be possible.

By creating what she loves, Maya IS changing the world. Click HERE to watch the video below.

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So my friends, what future would you like to create? As Maya says, ‘the smallest actions lead to the biggest change’.

If you’d like to start your own business – great. Or create a non-profit – awesome.

But what if all of those outward creations that get acknowledged all come from truly being you?

What if that smallest action that changes everything is your choice to be you, in every moment, of every day, no matter what the situation?

You are the future. What would you like to create?

Until next time,

Dain

PS – Recently, I was on a global telecall with four other amazing leaders talking about Benevolent Capitalism & Leadership and being a catalyst for change in the world. You can catch the replay of that call, which was the launch of the BenCapTalks Series, by clicking HERE.

Are you one of those people that is interested in LOTS of different things?  Maybe you’re like me and bright, shiny new things make you happy? 🙂

Have you ever jumped in the deep end of something new and found that you can swim quite well?  But then maybe later (often pretty quickly), you get bored. It’s not challenging anymore. It’s not fun.  You’re ready to move on, yet you make yourself wrong for not being able to commit, not sticking with something, and not finding your ‘purpose’ in life.

What if you didn’t have to make yourself wrong anymore? What if this ‘wrongness’ is actually a strongness?

In our culture, we’ve been told that you should feel like a failure if you don’t find your purpose – a jack of all trades and master of none.  This idea – that you have to find your destiny and your one true calling, and if you don’t figure it out, you have somehow failed or are terribly wrong…does that make you feel light or heavy?

What’s true always makes you feel lighter.  A lie always makes you feel heavier.

I have a question for you my friends – what if you are a master of all trades and a jack of none? What if you’re more brilliant and gifted than you’ve ever acknowledged? Does that make you feel lighter or heavier?

What if you didn’t have to choose just one thing? What if you didn’t have to limit your menu of choice at all?

What if instead, one of your greatest gifts, was the capacity to learn new things, to adapt, and to be able to choose anything and everything you would like to?

As I watched this amazing TED Talk about ‘multipotentialites’ (a great term created by Emilie Wapnick), I was reminded once again of the brilliance that each of us has by continuing to choose, seek, and explore more of what is possible.

Welcome to the world of infinite possibilities my friends!

Dain

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Remember being little and waking up ready to play? Whether is was a game of pretend, hide-n-seek, water balloon fights, or something else…remember what it was like to play? At what age did you decide you had to grow up and become an adult?

What if you could PLAY again?

“Play is the key to accessing the happiness of you that you gave up a long time ago.”

Sound too simple to be a powerful tool? Here’s more on play and what it can unlock for you:

Yeeeeehaw!!!!

-Dain

Your Elusive Creative Genius

February 10, 2014 — 3 Comments

What would you choose if you knew you could not fail?

What if creativity and suffering is not inherently linked?

What if success is not a death sentence for creativity?

Would you be willing to consider a different point of view?

If so…watch this funny and brilliant Ted X presentation by “Eat, Pray, Love” Author Elizabeth Gilbert.

What if your job, my friend, is just…to SHOW UP?

Are you making you a priority? Are you seeing the value of you? For the most part we’ve been much better at mimicking other people than we have been at finding out what we would create and choose for ourselves. In a way, it can be much more comfortable to mimic than it is to ask questions like “if I were truly creating my life today what would I choose right away?” and “what do I like to do for fun?”

There are some aspects to creation that are easy and natural for us…and some that we’d rather not do. For me, it’s making phone calls. For years I avoided calling people because it was outside of my comfort zone. But I get that when I choose to go beyond my comfort zone, something greater is created!

Listen in to 2-minute clip from the most recent Awareness Revolution call for more:

So what if you chose to do just one thing beyond your comfort zone every day for the next two weeks? Maybe it’s learning a new aspect of technology, or making a phone call…or talking to a ‘stranger’ at Starbucks. What could you choose today that would take you beyond your comfort zone?

-Dain Heer

In this video Sir Ken Robinson makes a case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.