To Parents,   (A letter sent to parents in 1974 container of Legos)

The urge to create is equally strong in all children.  Boys and girls.  It’s imagination that counts.  Not skill.  You build whatever comes into your head, the way you want it.  A bed or a truck.  A doll’s house or a spaceship.  A lot of boys like dolls houses.  They’re more human than spaceships.  A lot of girls prefer spaceships.  They’re more exciting than dolls houses.  The most important thing is to put the right material in their hands and let them create whatever appeals to them.
                                       -A letter sent to parents in 1974 container of Legos.

Ahhh, looks like Legos nailed it”¦40 years ago! When coaching for businesses I find the constraint on creativity exasperating! Seriously!!!  You hire guys like me to change your business.  You claim you want change, growth, creative freedom, and this one always cracks me up”¦your employees to have a voice.   And yet you put them in a BOX!?! 

It’s time to wake up and smell the hot chocolate boys and girls. Time to put your big girl and big boy pants on and create “what you want”.

In my world, I choose to believe that every human being is naturally creative resourceful and whole.  By choosing to believe that principal, I am open to whatever comes my way.  I do not have to try and control or direct anyone.

Consequently, I am inviting my associates, clients, partner, children, friends to believe that they too are brilliant. They too, can shine.  They too, have a say in how they view the business, situation, issue, or world. Time to shine isn’t it?

Your business needs everyone’s creativity. The world needs everyone’s creativity.