• Ideas

    Essential

    Create! As an Idea Addict, you are meant to create. You were created to innovate. When you are using your ideation powers the way you were intended to, others will be amazed. Creating is not optional for you. It is not a bonus. It is not the prize for having a wonderful mind. It is at the core of who you are and who you must be. You must create. It is not an extra. Idea Addicts must create. It is essential. Unlike extra, which can be good or bad, positive, somewhat positive or negative, when something is essential, it is always very good. Essential Whatever forms the core of…

  • Work That Matters,  Ideas

    God’s Ocean Challenge

    It was the last day of family vacation. I had enjoyed a great week with my wife, kids, cousins and other extended family. I had stole away early one morning to sneak a peek of the ocean one last time. The sun was just beginning to gain steam. The waves crashed over the shore. It was picturesque. I took in a deep breath and waited patiently for this moment to last forever. My mind was at rest. Then I saw three pelicans swoop across the waves. They were flying over the water, ever so close. If a wave had hit at the right moment it would have grabbed them. The…

  • Ideas

    Wow! vs. How?

    An Idea Addict opens her eyes. Another idea if forming. She bounces out of bed, eager to record the latest in a string of life-changing ideas. Over the next few hours, the world stops. Ideation has begun. It will not be interrupted. She begins to expand her idea. Some of the details begin to form, but not too many. She begins to imagine the impact of her new idea. Lives are left never the same. People are thanking her. The planet is a better place to live. A few hours later, right in the middle of her high, she sees her husband. Full of excitement, she shares her idea. She…

  • Ideas

    Consumed by Extra

    The Striving Idea Addict is consumed by extra. When we strive as Idea Addicts, we find it incredibly difficult to focus. We are preoccupied with the extra in life. It is difficult for us to determine what is important and what is simply extra. We get anxious and overwhelmed with a lack of clarity. Sometimes this leads us to go in multiple directions. Sometimes it leads us to do nothing. The result is more anxiety, overwhelm and lack of clarity. We become paralyzed. So we try harder, spinning in place. Eventually we collapse under the pressure. How do we manage it all? What is really important? What is just extra?…

  • Listening to Jesus

    Beginning With Jesus

    The first thing I remember about Jesus is the gigantic painting of him hanging in my Irish Catholic grandparent’s living room. It was the bleeding heart Jesus. Do you know that one? The second thing I remember about Jesus involved spending time with Sister Austin, a retired nun who lived at the convent where my grandmother worked. When I visited my grandparents, she would take care of me for a few hours while my grandmother finished the end of her workday. This is how my journey with Jesus began. Up and down the halls we would go. Around the beautiful acreage we would stroll. We would pray. She would introduce me to…

  • Work That Matters

    Make It Simple

    If you are busy, you may feel disoriented from time to time. You might wonder why you are running around at breakneck speed. Perhaps you feel like you are spinning too many plates and some of them are beginning to crash into pieces on the ground. Are you really making a difference? Seasons of transition can also create a feeling of being adrift without a sense of direction. Sometimes we wander and lose focus. It can be confusing. What is your passion? Why are here? What is your purpose in life? These may be questions you are trying to answer right now. Perhaps you have struggled for years to figure…

  • Ideas

    The Striving Idea Addict

      Maybe you have experienced the rush of an amazing idea. It comes to you. It is perfect. You think about it. You think about it some more. It is not going away. Several days later, it is still on your mind. You must actually do this one. The energy it brings to your body. You are hooked. Then Monday morning comes. You have to go to work. There is no room for your big idea, or any big ideas here. Just get your job done. You go home. You are loved, maybe, but there is no time for ideas. Responsibilities mount. Commitments scream for first priority. Your friends, family…

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