How do you get a lot of ideas?

Don The Idea Guy Linus Pauling said the best way to get a good idea was to get a lot of ideas -- but the question then becomes, how do you get a lot of ideas? The answer is easy... DON THE IDEA GUY!

21 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Five times it’s okay to be selfish

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There are plenty of folks out there writing about the benefits and special place in heaven set aside for the most generous souls among us, but I firmly believe that (within certain qualifying criteria) it’s okay to be a little selfish. Sometimes a lot selfish. Here are five times that I identified where being selfish is perfectly […]

20 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Are You Doing Stuff or Doing Shit?

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Just this week I discovered the Do Sh!t Podcast hosted by Amanda Mock* and Natalie Jean Miller and I’ve been consuming episodes at a rate of two per day. I first became aware of Natalie Jean during a month long experiment last August to create a video every singe day during the month of August in […]

19 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

A Wonderful Idea For Amazon

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Today is my wife’s birthday, and being a fan of super heroes like myself (have I mentioned she’s my perfect match?) I went with an all Wonder Woman gift theme this year. One of the gifts was this very cool Wonder Woman Knapsack whose picture you’ll see accompanying this post. One problem: the rivet on the snap closure […]

18 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The Proactive Prepared Pessimist

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There is nothing wrong with making a new project “live” and then finding things that went wrong/broke/didn’t work. You then correct the broken elements and re-launch, repeating as many times as necessary. Nothing would ever launch if people waited for every single element to be “perfect”, because there’s no such thing as perfect. However, you can dramatically reduce both the number […]

17 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Lagniappe, Learning, and Louis Armstrong

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Many students of many ages are all going “back to school” today. I wasn’t aware of it because I have any school age children, I knew it was happening because of all the back-to-school sales being promoted by stores and by all the Facebook posts of relief by my friends who do have school age children. […]

14 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Growing Up In A Mansion Of Words

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 I was reminiscing recently about the Scholastic Book Club from my elementary school days. The fun of poring through the cheap newsprint catalog and trying to choose among the best books, the anticipation of waiting days and weeks to finally get the books delivered to your classroom, and then the enjoyment of digging through the […]

13 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Ideas that pop into your head

A Piece of Popcorn

Have you ever wondered how a piece of popcorn pops? There’s actually a small amount of water with some starch that is trapped inside the outer shell of the kernel. When the kernel is heated the water turns to steam and expands, applying pressure against the inside of the shell which causes an explosion.. The […]

12 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Overindulging

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Typically the term overindulging has negative connotations. It’s too much food or too much drink. Too many trips to the all-you-can-eat buffet. Overindulging in this fashion leads to expanding your waistline and fattening your physique. If you overindulge a child you risk spoiling them. Many blame overindulging helicopter-parents for the entitled attitudes of millennials in the […]

11 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

12 Ruminations on Writing Daily

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Intellectually I understand the value of creating daily blog posts. Successful people I admire post daily. Each of these people has told me to my face that posting a daily blog has been the difference-maker in growing their business and booking increasing amount of speaking gigs. And yet, I resist. This year I started doing […]

21 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Flip The Dip

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Which gives you more satisfaction… starting something new or finishing something old? A lot of folks (maybe you) are easily bored or distracted and jump from one project to the next without ever finishing what they started. There is a freshness and excitement to starting a new project that is difficult to overcome. I’ll admit to struggling with […]