Jean Croker Petke

Monthly Archives: May 2014

Life Begins at…

When did your life begin? when you got your driver’s license? when you graduated high school or college? when you left home? when you got married or divorced? when the children left home? when you moved to a new town? when you got a new job? when you retired? Each of us has marked several […]

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Your Perspective Matters

For much of my life I have been a misfit, on a limb by myself, the one dissenting thought in a committee meeting, the last one chosen for a team.  I spent way too many years trying to figure out what was wrong with me and trying to fit in. The adults in my growing-up […]

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Have I Got a Myth to Sell You!

Bought any good myths lately? Maybe you haven’t bought any recently, but I’m willing to bet you’ve bought a few in your life, like… life is supposed to be fair live happily ever after — married with two children, two cars, pets, successful career and a house with a white picket fence my husband/wife should […]

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Silencing Your Critics

One of the greatest deterrents to creativity is the voice in your head that says, “you can’t do that” or “you have no skills” or “everyone else is better than you” or “you have no training” or “don’t be silly.” Who are those voices? Who speaks those words so convincingly? Is the voice your words […]

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