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May 27, 2014

When God Gave Up

By |May 27th, 2014|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , |

Even as I write this, I am struck by the ridiculousness of that statement. "When God gave up.” We might not say it outright, but so much of what we believe about the world validates it.   Clearly it seems He gave up on: Science – too many Darwinists and athiests hanging out there. Hollywood – the sex, the violence….enough said.  But if I fast-forward the bad parts on the dvd it’s OK to watch it, right? The business world – money is the root of all evil, isn’t it? Government – just a bunch of corrupt, bleeding heart liberals that [...]

Who Wants To Go First?

By |May 19th, 2014|Categories: Vanguard Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

That’s a loaded question. It really depends on what you’re talking about, doesn’t it? I mean, if you’re asking about being first in the line for the restroom after drinking three diet cokes (please, for the sake of us all!), or being chosen first when they were picking teams in grade school, then count me in. But if you’re talking about the first to give the big presentation, or first in line for getting your wisdom teeth removed, there probably won't be as much jockeying for the front of the line. Dancing with uncertainty: Going first isn’t always an easy [...]

January 16, 2014

The War Against Creativity

By |January 16th, 2014|Categories: Creativity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

It may not seem obvious, but there is a war against creativity.  It’s subtle, fueled by misconceptions and strengthened by our fears.  If we are going be changemakers, we have to rise above this war and activate the "creative" within us. First, let me share two thoughts that contribute to the undermining of creativity.  Misconception #1: You either have it or you don’t A lot of people believe that creativity is an inherent trait.  We all know someone that seems to come up with ideas out of nowhere.  They’re constantly suggesting ideas outside the box and secretly it drives us [...]