The 10 Percent (Part 8)

Oct 6th, 2014 Finishing, Relationships Rick Calcutt

Ready to continue this conversation? I’ve been talking about reasons why a Creative or a creative team doesn’t finish projects or creative initiatives.  I’ve tried to list the important things I’ve seen and heard and experienced when it comes to roadblocks to FINISHING. Let’s continue. Sometimes I see Creatives (and…

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The 10 Percent (pause)

Oct 1st, 2014 Creative Process, Friday's Tip, Leadership Rick Calcutt

Before I move on in this important conversation about finishing our creative initiatives strongly, let’s just pause for a moment. There’s a pain medication commercial airing currently on TV that reminds the viewer that “a body in motion stays in motion.”  And I submit to you that the opposite of…

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The 10 Percent (Part 7)

Sep 29th, 2014 Creative Process, Finishing Rick Calcutt

“The 10 Percent.”  We’re talking about things that keep us from finishing.   Let’s look at reason number 5: Make a timeline and action plan This one is obvious.  Especially if you have been a follower of my blogs.  I talk about this all the time. I even wrote a book…


The 10 Percent (Part 6)

Sep 24th, 2014 Creative Team, Finishing, Planning Rick Calcutt

Let’s get right to it.  Reason #4 of why Creatives and creative teams have trouble finishing projects and creative initiatives. Research and be realistic This one is a very short conversation.  Why?  Because you are gonna know exactly what I’m talking about.  It’s not Rocket Surgery! Research goes very much…


The 10 Percent (Part 5)

Sep 22nd, 2014 Creative Team, Finishing Rick Calcutt

We are barely into the blog series entitled “The 10 Percent.”  We’re talking about things that keep us from finishing.   Let’s look at reason number 3: Connect with your ultimate purpose To piggy back off the previous point written in last Wednesday’s post, you also have to make sure that…

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The 10 Percent (Part 4)

Sep 17th, 2014 Creative Process, Finishing, Team Rick Calcutt

So, I hope you did your homework.  It will be worth it.  Actually it would be a great exercise for your team to go through if your team is having trouble finishing projects.  It this problem is happening often, you must analyze to see if there are common patterns.  (Read…


The 10 Percent (Part 3)

Sep 15th, 2014 Finishing, Planning Rick Calcutt

Last week we began a blog series about finishing.  I entitled the series “The 10 Percent.”  I’d like to do this in a couple of segments.  First I’m gonna write about some things you should do before you get started.  That is important in making sure “finishing” can be realized….


The 10 Percent (Part 2)

Sep 10th, 2014 Creative Process, Finishing, Problems Rick Calcutt

I’m in a new leadership position where I’ve been asked to evaluate the current creative arts systems, processes, staffing, etc.  I’m very excited about what I see.  Chandler Christian is a great place — a great church — and I can’t wait to see where God takes us. In my…

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The 10 Percent (Part 1)

Sep 8th, 2014 Creative Process, Finishing Rick Calcutt

I’d like to begin a new blog series about unfinished business.  I’m gonna title the series :  The 10 Percent.  And by the end of the blog series you will clearly know what I mean by that title. I want to first present to you a Wikipedia entry on Unfinished…