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It was an exciting moment for me to see my story “How to Feel Better” get so many people reading it. It might be routine for many Medium writers but this was the first time for me. …


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Why are we prompted to do things?

Where do promptings come from?

Are they from God or something else?

Yesterday, unlike my normal routine, I woke up early and had a feeling I should walk our dog. It is summer so this seemed like a good idea to take the…


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I see this often. Two teams are faced with the same challenge. Both teams are equally intelligent. They both have the same resources available to them. They both have the same time limits. One team succeeds. The other team flounders and fails. What is the difference?

The difference between success…


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My father’s word came at a pivotal time in my life. It was a time where I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders. I had big questions about my future and the direction my life would take. Here is my story.

The Decision

It was early fall 1980. I…


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In this article, I will be giving concrete ways to enhance and improve your creative skills. First, I will tell you why I feel qualified to address the subject. Then I will define specific ways to improve creativity including concepts, examples, and exercises. …


What I’ve Learned

Don’t hesitate. Grab opportunities you want with both hands. Photo by Leo Rivas on Unsplash

What have you missed in your life because you hesitated and did not act as quickly as you could have?

What is the difference between winners and losers?

At Mystery Escape Room, we run a lot of team-building events. We see thousands of teams every year try and solve the…


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I understand from my writer friends that getting a book deal is a big deal. Many writers spend years writing before they catch the attention of a major publisher. For me, it happened without me even trying. I happened to know something the publisher needed. I learned a valuable lesson…


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One day I was feeling a bit down and worried. The pandemic had shut down my business and we had no idea when we would be able to reopen. I was facing a lot of financial pressure. Like many at the time, I felt isolated from friends and family. That…


A chained front door.
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When the pandemic hit in the spring of 2020, my company and all those like us faced a crisis. The government ordered us to close. I remember locking the doors to one of our locations after having told our employees we had no work for them.

It was a scary…


COVID-19 has pushed a lot of companies to move their products online. Escape rooms are no exception. Prior to the world-wide pandemic, the terms online escape room and virtual escape room were almost unknown and unsearched for. I should know because I created an online escape room “Minutes to Midnight”…

Leslie Pardew

I am an artist, designer, author, and entrepreneur who has a few things to share about life, art and business.

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