Weekly Messages

Stack of pebble stones

Rocks, Pebbles, Sand - Setting Priorities

Setting priorities throughout our daily lives can feel much like that of an emergency room triage nurse - needing to ensure that the patient cases with the most serious needs are addressed first. But what happens when we [think] we are working on the most important thing only to find that we are not?  An […]
June 1, 2021
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How Are You At Darts? - What's Your Focus?

How are you at darts?  This was a question asked at a conference I attended a number of years ago.  I thought to myself “I’m pretty good at darts…” the presenter then asked, “how good are you at playing darts with your dominant hand tied behind your back?” [I have never tried, but I’d imagine […]
May 26, 2021
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Don't Disappear! - Continuing to Evolve

We’ve all heard the saying “a deer in the headlights…”   It’s a phrase synonymous with completely freezing at the sight of an intimidating or stressful situation (you know, like the prospect of being hit by a car…)  Not only is standing still hazardous to the metaphorical deer’s health, it is not good for your business […]
May 18, 2021
1 min read
Airplane flying

Pilots and Passengers - Thriving or Surviving

Today, I am reminded of a conversation I had with my dad shortly after Hurricane Irma back in September of 2017.  We were talking about how people were responding to the circumstances - some reinventing themselves and thriving, while others really struggling to survive.  Now, as we navigate the impact of COVID-19, our resolve, our […]
May 12, 2021
1 min read
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Read to Teach

I've recently picked up a new (to me) comprehension technique that has been positively impacting the way I consume content and interact with others - read to teach. It's the concept of reading, with the intent to teach.  It's so easy to simply skim something and potentially miss important aspects of the exchange along the way.  […]
May 4, 2021
1 min read
Orchestra conductor

The Principal Violinist - Key Leader

In the earliest formal orchestras, the "principal violinist" was considered the leader of not only the string section but of all of the sections.  The principal demonstrated leadership through a high standard of playing, that all other players would key to during a performance. As these early orchestras grew in size, the effectiveness of the principal […]
April 27, 2021
1 min read
General store

Five & Dime - What's Your Value?

As a kid, I remember going to the local "five & dime" general store with my grandmother. Stocked wall to wall with tools, toys, candy, and everything in between, it was one of my favorite places.  They seemed to have [everything], all in one place.  Today, the brick-and-mortar "everything store" of old has been replaced […]
April 20, 2021
1 min read
Wood shavings

Sawdust - Your Next Big Idea

Sawdust… Something most would agree is the byproduct of viable creation. The cast-off scraps. Luftwaffe pilot and inventor Max Himmelheber would beg to differ. In the early 20th century, Max played a very important role in the "elevation" of sawdust, using it as the base for his biggest creation. Responding to the scarcity of wood […]
April 13, 2021
1 min read
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We All Love the Origin Story

Bruce Wayne became Batman after witnessing the death of his parents and vowed to stand up for the world’s injustice... Tony Stark became Iron Man after realizing that the people holding him hostage were using the weapons his company produced to hurt the innocent... Jack Napier became the Joker after falling into a large pool […]
April 6, 2021
1 min read

Client Testimonials

I could not be happier with the whole process from start to finish. They were able to make a fairly complex project simple and organized. They were very timely with all communication and they made the editing process so streamlined, efficient and user-friendly, I enthusiastically would recommend Captivation Agency for any of your video needs.

Joseph Caulkins

Joseph Caulkins

Artistic Director, Key Chorale
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