I leaned into my future and saw this……..

Last week we had our annual sold-out INNOVATE event here at the Sanctuary.  These were people who were willing to fire up their imagination and dream about what is possible.  The diversity in the room was awesome.  As I read through their registration responses I saw those who were a deputy sheriff, car salesman, concert promoter, carpenter,…

I’m living the American Dream man!

This week I was eating lunch with one of my granddaughters at Taco Bell (yes, it’s easy for vegetarian grandkids).  Sitting nearby were two overweight workers, with names and company represented clearly on their shirts.  Another guy walked in, recognized them and asked, “Hey, how’s it going?” To which Lee responded: “I’m working just enough…

I’m afraid charging for my art will hurt my reputation

This is such a common question I wanted to share it here.  Isn’t it cheapening the real process of creating art (music, sculptures, writing, visual art, coaching) if I expect money in return? Andy asks: “Dan, I’m an illustrator and my illustration business is doing well, but I’m afraid I’m more passionate about helping other…

Good for nothing education?

In this week’s 48 Days Podcast, Joanne and I reviewed the many contributions listeners sent in regarding raising creative and entrepreneurial children.  Many of the submissions expressed dismay with our current models of “education” and how the important skills seemed to be learned outside of a classroom. In my continued research into how education is…