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Hi Jeff, I just want to thank you for sharing your personal story. So very inspiring. I love how you were able to piggy back off all of your small wins to gain the confidence to get where you are today. The first step: just signing up! The second: building houses, which lead to all the other accomplishments from leading committees to organizing service trips. It reminds me of a quote from Tom and David Kelley's book: "The best way to gain confidence in your creative ability is through action, taken one step at a time." I think this is such an important thing to remember when we assess challenges: start small so as not to get overwhelmed.

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Andrea commented on Behold the next Leonardo or Should I say Michelangelo

Thanks Tham! This is a great provocation and one that Tom and David Kelley touch on a lot in their book, Creative Confidence. They talk about how in kindergarten everyone is creative! All kids experiment and play and try out new things with no fear or shame. Fearing that we'll be rejected is something we learn when we get older. Luckily for us, we all have that confidence buried within us, so it's easy to regain — even years later!

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Andrea commented on Childhood Dreams = Creativity

Hi Matthew! Randy is a great inspiration. To think of all the things he accomplished in his life and the people he inspired by dreaming big! Thanks so much for sharing.