"We each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before."
- Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Anyone can create, we're all creative. I encourage everyone to get to work on creating.
Here I am getting all religious, but I believe if you rely on God you can increase your capacity to create.
Discover what your interests are, spend time deliberately practicing them and you will become talented. Use your talents to make your community of family, friends and neighbors better.
This past week I shook a lot of hands. I attended several planning meetings, went to an economic summit for my county and last Saturday I weighed and tagged dozens of lambs and hogs for my 4H Livestock Program.
I had the opportunity to meet so many nice people. But then I got sick and couldn't hold a thing down for 12 hours. I don't regret meeting new people because folks from Southern Utah are the salt of the Earth in my opinion. Nevertheless, I feel obligated to report on my day's accomplishments.
It's rare when I actually get so sick that I'm stuck in bed, but I was able to spend my sick day becoming further enlightened by listening to TED Talks, one after the other all day long. If you're ever in a situation (like being ill) where you can't do much and you have Internet access, I highly reccomend listening to as many TED Talks as possible.
Here are a several that I enjoyed:
While I was listening to these talks, I still felt somewhat unproductive so I decided to crochet (yes I crochet, and I'm really freaking good at it too!) this cool beanie for my ski trip on Friday. It required 2688 stitches and took me about 6 hours.
WeFollow is a cool site for anyone who's into Twitter. It's a social directory, so if you're in an industry and want to look for other people who have the same interests as you, search by key words and find those most followed folks.
I searched for a term that didn't exist and this was what came up:
Now I'm blogging about this not only because I'm a huge fan of Back to the Future, but because I believe that everything a company does needs to go back to marketing. Instead of returning a lame response like "Sorry, the page you are looking for does not exist," I got this hilarious response and here I am sharing it with you.
This is just a creative way to include a marketing angle in every aspect of your cause. I've seen this kind of clever stuff before and I think organizations are really starting to catch on.
Paul Hill, Ph.D.
I design, plan, and evaluate economic development programs for Utah State University.
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