To tap the ability to create, you must spiritually soar into the thin air of the stratosphere—blue sky—where it is possible “to bring into existence” from nothing an original concept.               Gordon MacKenzie

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.         Emile Zola                                      Freud's Last Session at The Broad  Stage Santa Monica             Photo: Lynne Azpeitia

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done that best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that’s nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
— Helen Hayes

Optimum Performance

The major stages in the career development of gifted, talented, talented, and creative adults, according to Barbara Kerr,  are: resolving multpotentiality; finding a mentor, support, and advanced training; and attaining and maintaining productivity. 

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.                       The Buddha

 Multipotential adults are those multi-talented adults who have multiple interests and abilities, have asynchronous development; are equally talented across many diverse subject areas, and who have multiple career interests, aspirations and achievements.

Lynne Azpeitia, MFT
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Lynne Azpeitia 
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The feeling of putting yourself on the line and really putting your talent out there, and betting on yourself and having it work, is the most exhilarating feeling in the world.
— Conan O'Brien
One can make a day of any size and regulate the rising and setting of his own sun and the brightness of its shining.
— John Muir

The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and The Importance of Imagination 
 J.K. Rowling
....Ultimately, we all have to decide for ourselves what constitutes failure, but the world is quite eager to give you a set of criteria if you let it. So I think it fair to say that by any conventional measure, a mere seven years after my graduation day, I had failed on an epic scale. An exceptionally short-lived marriage had imploded, and I was jobless, a lone parent, and as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless. The fears that my parents had had for me, and that I had had for myself, had both come to pass, and by every usual standard, I was the biggest failure I knew......More

One of the things that makes AYE a different kind of conference is the way we gather before and after the conference to discuss your kinds of problems, in your software and IT development, testing, and management communities. We all struggle with how to create an environment in which people can best work...More

Conan O'Brien Kinetic Typography
Jacob Gilbreath
This Kinetic Typography project was created from the dialogue of Conan O'Brien's final episode of The Tonight Show on NBC. In this farewell address, he describes his feelings towards NBC and the situation at hand. His personality exudes positivity and humor allowing this dialogue to describe his character very well. Even through the hardships of leaving NBC he promotes hard work and kindness....More

Are You a Lark, an Owl, or a Hummingbird?
Michael Smolensky, Ph.D.
Lynne Lamberg

One in ten of us is an up-at-dawn, raring-to-go early bird, or lark. About two in ten are owls, who enjoy staying up long past midnight. The rest of us, those in the middle, whom we call hummingbirds, may be ready for action both early and late. Some hummingbirds are more larkish, and others, more owlish...More

Productivity & Lifestyle - Synching Up Part 2 - Hiring
Susan Sabo
Last week I began discussing approaches to synching your lifestyle to productivity. The first option to getting yourself more time for the important things is hire someone to do things around home. Having people to take care of things for a lower rate than you earn is the ideal scenario here. For example, if you earn $75,000 per year (or $36.00 per hour, not factoring benefits or taxes) hiring someone at $10 per hour could be justified because hiring help frees you to do the more profitable activities. Your hourly earnings can bring in someone for nearly one-half day of assistance.....More

They Have a Better Idea ... Do You?
Fast Company 
A blank sheet of paper can be liberating -- and intimidating. Where do great new ideas come from? How can you and your company create more of them? Nike's Tinker Hatfield says creativity is one part inspiration and many parts collaboration. Bill Flanagan, VH1 vp programming says the real test of creativity is whether you can rise to the challenge when you don't feel like it.....More