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Happy Friday Dance!

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Mammoth was a blast.  The last three weeks of traveling have been a blast.  And now, I’m home.  Feels good.  LET’S DANCE! http://thinkoutsidetheboxinsidethebox.com/tobib/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Happy-Friday-Dance-March-18-2016.mp4   Until tomorrow, create from what you have…legs to dance with!   Kelli Joan Bennett is a filmmaker, actress, writer, entrepreneur, advocate for creative thinking and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media. Follow...

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Daily Dose—PURSUE YOUR DREAMS

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Daily Dose—PURSUE YOUR DREAMS

    How are you pursuing your dreams?   Pursue them like your life depends on it!     Whatever you’re dreaming to create, how are you pursuing it?  Like a hobby?  Like a job?  Like a fire is lit under your feet? However you pursue your dreams will determine whether you reach them or not.  Do you actually believe manifesting your dream is possible or do you just like fantasizing about the idea of it?  Are you seriously pursuing your dream or simply playing at it?  Are you pursuing your dream with love, joy, excitement, and commitment?  Are you continually researching, learning, and educating yourself on the craft, skill, technique, and business...

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March Travels: The Road To Making My Next Movie

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March Travels:  The Road To Making My Next Movie

I’ve been going nonstop since the two year mark of Daddy’s passing.  I was on a plane at 6am on February 29th.  Interestingly enough, I was on a plane the day after he died.  Only it was March 1st since 2014 wasn’t a leap year.  It set off a two month traveling spree that took me from Missouri to California to New Orleans to New Hampshire to Las Vegas to New Jersey to New York to Missouri and back home again. Perhaps a way to run from the pain and permanence of loss?  I don’t know but it feels good to be in motion.  Death is so still. This travel spree started with a last minute trip to New York City for Uh-Mazing Romantic Partner Tim’s...

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Two Years…

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I can’t believe it has been two years since I said goodbye to you, Daddy.  Feels like yesterday.  Feels like a lifetime ago.  I miss you.  You were a voracious reader so you would be excited to know I joined a book club!  A new experience for me.  I read my first book this month.  You would have loved it.  It was beautifully written with lots of midwestern, small town references.  The woman in the book left her family for college and then the bright lights of the big city.  It might have reminded you of me a little.  Leaving home to go pursue my dreams…minus the horrible, abusive mother and father in the story.  🙂 Those last few months of your life, I...

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Daily Dose—WHAT ARE YOU DREAMING TO CREATE?

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Daily Dose—WHAT ARE YOU DREAMING TO CREATE?

2 steps to creating a dream   Whatever you’re dreaming of creating—a new kitchen, an education, a novel, a business, a better job, a school, a happy family, a healthy body, more energy, a dance, an invention, a connection, love, peace, a community—believe in your dream.  It’s the first step.  The second step is taking action.  From wherever you are with whatever you have, begin.  Don’t wait.  Create.  Right now.  From what you have.  You have so much more than you realize!  See it.  Appreciate it.  Create from it. Step 1:  BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAM Step 2:  TAKE ACTION TOWARDS CREATING IT We can transform—one dream, one belief, one action, one creation at a time. What...

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Daily Dose—FIND YOUR FOCUS

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Daily Dose—FIND YOUR FOCUS

    Out of flow? Make some space!       As life expands and grows it can become overgrown with chaos and clutter and dysfunction until you can no longer see straight!  Not only is your garage full of crap but also your relationships, your emotions, your body.  It’s time to take inventory of everything in your life, your business, your relationships, your goals, your mental attitudes.  Where are you out of flow?  What’s cluttering up your life?  It’s time to make some space!  Clear the brush.  Trim the broken branches.  Mend the wounded roots.  Cut out the diseased portions. Clean up your life. Find your focus. Create a healthy...

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Daily Dose—THE POWER OF YES

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Daily Dose—THE POWER OF YES

Are you ready for a YES in 2016?! Give it to yourself.   “No” is one of the toughest things to hear in life.  No, I don’t love you.  No, you didn’t get in.  No, you didn’t get the job.  No, you lost.  No, you can’t have that, do that, be that.  It takes away your power.  The culture of “no” keeps the power in the hands of someone else.  Waiting for a “yes” sucks but is a part of life that every human being on the planet has to deal with.  “No” is a part of reality.  But what if you stopped giving the no’s so much power—to crush you, to stop you, to keep you insecure and small?  What if...

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Daily Dose—BE AUTHENTIC

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Daily Dose—BE AUTHENTIC

What are you going to do? Do it genuinely…as you!   No matter what you set out to do this year—work, play, create, build, help, change—do it as you!  Cut the crap.  Cut the pretense. Cut the pretending.  Cut the posturing.  Step into all of who you are and love it! Don’t fall victim to fashion or trends or herd mentality or mean people who want to make you feel less than or put you down or tell you that you’ll never succeed because of who you are.  Don’t fall victim to your own insecurities, fears, or doubts.  Be loud and proud of your voice, your face, your body, your age, your ideas, your inventions, your work, and your creativity—they are your unique...

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2016 Musings – Take One

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I’m shaking things up in 2016!!!  I couldn’t pick just one so here are my THREE themes for 2016: Fearlessly Authentic Self-Expression Prolific & Playful Creativity Bold Visibility I’m also going to play with more video posts this year!  I presume they and I will evolve as I play and create and grow but this one was spontaneous, stream of conscious, and random.  I laughed my ass off doing it and I also cried and got excited and felt silly and bold… Here’s to another amazing year of ‘thinking outside the box inside the box’ and creating from what we have! Until tomorrow, create from what you...

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Creating 2015—Day 344: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOTHER!

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Creating 2015—Day 344: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOTHER!

      Happy Birthday to the best mom in the whole world!!!!! I can’t wait to see you and celebrate our asses off. I love you to the moon and back…and then some.   http://thinkoutsidetheboxinsidethebox.com/tobib/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/happy-bday-mom.mp4   Until tomorrow, create from what you have…awesome mothers.   Kelli Joan Bennett is a filmmaker, actress, writer, entrepreneur, advocate for creative thinking and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media. Follow...

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