Dreams Are Maps

“The visions we offer our children shape the future. It matters what those visions are. Often they become self-fulfilling prophecies. Dreams are maps.”
— Carl Sagan

Cosmic Perspective

“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”
— Carl Sagan

Creative Block

“It’s easy to get over a creative block, just remind yourself that you’ll be dead.”
— Oliver Jeffers

The Quieter You Become

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”
— Ram Dass


“We are all just walking each other home.”
— Ram Dass

David Hieatt in Conversation with Mark Guiness

“When I see people who don’t care about or don’t have pride in what they do, I need to get out of that building because I just can’t do it. So anyway, the next day, I went and spent £460 on floor paint, and the entire company painted the floor. And actually, that point was a really important point in the factory, and the team because actually, we all decided at that point, you know what, we didn’t want to be average, and the enemy was to be average. And actually, we all enjoyed painting the floor. And actually when we moved to the new building, a new factory, we’re all going to paint the floor again because I think that was the point where we became a team.”

This week’s guest on the 21st Century Creative podcast is David Hieatt, entrepreneur, author, speaker and founder of The Do Lectures. A solid citizen and human I admire tremendously. Listen to the podcast here.

Life On Fire

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
– Rumi


So much yes to this Robert Redford quote. Cynicism hurts me in my heart.

Your Heart

“your heart has loved you from the beginning.”
— Nayyirah Waheed


I don’t just listen to your words.
I watch your face.
I stare into your eyes.
I check out your body language.
I peep your tone.
I make note of your use of words.
I hear what you don’t say.
I interpret your silences.

Most importantly… I trust my intuition.


Wrong Story

“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.”
– Mo Willems


“I appreciate effort.
No matter how small,
silly or irrelevant,
I appreciate effort.”
Billy Chapata

Your Way – My Way

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”

Rediscovering My Daughter Through Instagram

“Social media has been blamed for ruining our democracy, shortening our children’s attention spans and undermining the fabric of society. But through it, I was able to be with Paulina out in the world again, to see what she sees, to virtually stand beside her and witness the people and places she moves through, in nearly real time. Not in a parent-policing role, but in a wonderful-world sort of way.”

Rediscovering My Daughter Through Instagram, by Helene Stapinski

Recreate and Repeat

“Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself – what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.
Warsawn Shire

The Planet Does Not Need…

“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.”
David W. Orr

Leading From The Heart

“Without self-awareness and the ability to manage our emotions, we often unknowingly lead from hurt, not heart. Not only is this a huge energy suck for us and the people around us, it creates distrust, disengagement, and an eggshell culture.”
— Brené Brown

Leading from Hurt Versus Leading from Heart

Takes Time

“To see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
Georgia O’Keeffe


“Leaders bring the weather.”

Heard in this podcast interview on leadership in the new age with Bob Anderson.

Repeating Mistakes

“Sometimes we go back and repeat an old mistake just so that we can remember why we moved forward.”
– Yung Pueblo

Power of Love

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”
— Jimi Hendrix


“Be around the energy that pushes you forward.”
Do Lectures


“You can always tell when someone wants something from you. Their energy has a ‘pulling’ quality.”
Phil Good

The Heart

“The Heart that gives, gathers.”
— Tao Te Ching