Why Be Creative? 10 Reasons to Make the Leap

by Alli Polin on November 4, 2014

learn to unleash your creativity through intentional action

A few weeks ago I wrote about my children and their commitment to the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program.  In my effort to support them, I’ve decided to throw my hat in the ring too.  All it takes to “win” is 50,000 words in 30 days.  Easy peasy? I doubt it.  I know all of the reasons “why not” and have been going over and over them in my mind, but excuses kill creativity.  I’ve finally started to ask a much better question: “Why be creative?” I’ve been sitting on the fence long enough – change only happens with action.


How to Navigate an Uncertain Future

by Alli Polin on June 10, 2014

How to Use Personal Leadership to Navigate an Uncertain Future

I get asked all the time how long my family and I will be living in Australia.  Most people are surprised when I answer with what I know today; a contract end date.  Is it possible we’ll stay longer or come home at the end of the current contract?  Yes on both counts.  Both are possibilities that come with their own set of challenges and opportunities.  Clearly, the hardest part about not knowing exactly what’s next is navigating an uncertain future.  However, I know I’m not alone with that challenge.


What Does Commitment Look Like?

by Alli Polin on April 25, 2014

commitment is all out passion in action. No holding back.

You’ve probably seen this guy, Chris Koo, do Beyonce’s Crazy in Love dance, but I was mesmerized as I watched it again this week. Yes, he’s a fantastic dancer, but that’s not what drew me in, it was his commitment, passion and sheer joy that sets his dance apart from so many other imitators.  If you’ve ever wondered, “What does commitment look like?” this is it.