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Reach out at CREATIVISTACOACHING and dive into a partnership with RJ for a season focused on developing your personal creative habits for a more fruitful and fulfilling future. Family? Day Job? Seasoned Artist? Let's unpack what works for you without abandoning reality!

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More than ever our words matter. With our kids, culture and even ourselves. Listen in as we read through Lexicon of Awesome! Observe, reflect, and discern the weight of the words you use externally with others and internally with yourself.

  • R.J Dyson

Our values (core belief that guide our live & pursuits) are the stepping stones that support us on our mission. Our mission, built on our values, is the specific adventure we embark on as we fulfill our vision.


Vision with strategic mission stands firm on values against doubt, mobs and the many competing ideas about who you are and your larger purpose.


Mission freely built on healthy, ethical, mindful, honorable, true, faith-filled values is a wrecking ball to obstacles and lies. My mission - built on a handful of values shaped by my Christian faith, character beliefs, resource usage and family rhythm - helps allows me to focus us on my coaching goals and navigate my life, faith and creative pursuits with clarity. I'm convinced it will do the same for you.


An extreme, but all too real, example: Recently the banjo player for Mumford and Sons shared a positive note about a book he had read by photo journalist Andy Ngo revealing a violent fascistic movement here in the States (note: fascism is cancer to healthy creativity). After the mob-like outcry from fellow artists, antifa, 'fans', and fellow band members - he caved. He apologized for reading the book in the first place and then again for offending the mob. Then he exited the band he'd helped form.


My point?


Values help us weather personal, vocational, social (even fascistic) and spiritual storms. Both alone, and together with those running the race with us.


Mission, personal mission rooted in grace and truth, helps us navigate alternate opinions, ignorance and both real & fabricated outrage toward our values and beliefs. Mission, like-minded mission within our team / band, helps us stand strong together as we move forward in the same direction.


Vision keeps our eyes focused ahead.


You are responsible for your responses to adversity. Be clear. Be honest. Stand on, in and for truth in your creative pursuits. Don't give in to the mob and don't become the mob. After all, they're never satisfied and rarely right.


Play on.

 

Check out a snapshot of discovering and defining your Values, Mission and Vision.


Looking for a partner to run the race with for a season in order to gain clarity on your values, mission and vision in a season full of obstacles? Let's talk.

  • R.J Dyson

It's May. The year is 1/3 through its chronological movement in time and space. So, the logical question is, "How's your New Year's Resolution holding up?"


Is it alive and well? Are you daily working out obstacles and options and moving toward your commitment? Or did you bail?


To be honest, I don't know if it's worth it for you to keep pushing toward your goal or not. If it was an awful resolution - a goal set out of jealousy, a dream that took valuable time away from your family and your faith, a plan that flew in the face of the vision and purpose set on your life, well, then it's probably worth abandoning.


On the other hand, if you just got lazy, tired, depressed from the lack of tangible or mental or emotional progress, well, then I think you know what you need to do for the remaining 2/3s of the year. You haven't lost, you've simply wandered. Wandering can lead to absolute devastation if left to the wilds, but it's never too late to set new goals or even turn back.


So turn back and:

  1. Clarify your goal.

  2. Memorialize your resolve.

  3. Set healthy parameters (yes, this is a holistic journey).

  4. Create momentum (add a totally different area in life to grow in).

  5. Seek accountability.

  6. Grow in faith and faithfulness.

  7. Act tomorrow.

Whether your resolution is to build up your family, develop your skills or further your creative pursuits, now's a great time to reassess, clarify your end goal, recognize wins and set out on the journey. I'm convinced that we're designed by the Creator to co-create. And creating stirs up vision, mission and values in our pursuits. So, go pursue what's right.

 

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  • R.J Dyson

Ever hear the saying, "If it were easy, everyone would do it"?


There's some truth to it, of course, but let's expand that sentiment a little more. For instance, there are a million easy things people could do to make their home or community a more engaging place to live: smile (seems easy), show grace in the face of mistakes (simple enough, we all make them), say 'Hey, what's up!' to strangers (why not?), assume the best (the opposite fosters the opposite) etc.


Easy little shifts in our attitude, our expectations, our interactions, right? And they make a world of difference if each person, each family enacted these little adjustments.


I know, "If it were that easy, everyone would do it."


But we're also just wired differently, right?


What's easy for an artist designed to see and breathe and speak in shapes and colors will not be so easy for an engineer wired to break everything down to it's core functions and purposes.


A naturally skilled athlete, while they will need to work hard to rise to peak performance, will find this exponentially easier to do than a naturally skilled ponderer who would prefer to think and process and write out their discoveries and adventures.


Here's a thought. Whatever your niche is, whatever your lane... stay in it as you work hard to grow, strengthen, develop, understand and share. If your running alongside artists - commit to being a great artist among your fellow artists. If you're an author - work hard at being the best author you can be in connecting your ideas to your audience.


After all, if it were easy, everyone would do it. (And let's be honest, a lot of people are doing it with ease...and it's not that great.)

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