Archive | Ideas

04 September 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Make Your Presentation A Performance

A major part of many people’s sales process is presenting formal proposals to audiences comprised of one or more decision makers. The fact you’re even in the room and at the table with these prospects speaks to the fact they are interested in what you have to offer and what you have to say, the […]

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03 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Heroic Ideas

Some people striving to stand out as “Creative” sit by in meetings or during their entire career at companies waiting to be inspired with that one big civilization-saving idea to contribute.  They even let other smaller, more mundane ideas go by unspoken because they just weren’t “big enough” to make a real impact on the […]

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02 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Build Ideas Brick By Brick

The lie people tell themselves about creativity is that they aren’t creative because “they could never think of all those ideas.”  It takes the pressure off because they’ve bought into the excuse most people use (and believe). The reality is that NO ONE thinks of those ideas. At least not all at once. And sometimes […]

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01 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Idea After The Idea

I was recently reading an article warning start-up entrepreneurs against developing and pitching internet business ideas that investors had all seen before.  Counted among the walking dead of concepts were social and business networking sites, online dating sites, search engines, micro payment/loan/investment sites, and portal/single sign-on sites. The problem is, the author of this article is not […]

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20 August 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Seth Godin Partnering with The Idea Guy!

I was recently reading about HubPages acquiring marketing guru Seth Godin’s highly experimental and highly successful web business Squidoo, and I started wondering what would be next for one of my favorite authors and meatball sundae philosopher. The idea that popped into my head was wouldn’t it be cool if he decided to come work with […]

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10 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Be Your Own Genie

If you had three wishes, what would you wish for…Fame? Fortune? A vacation in Hawaii? Many people spend hours and hours (amounting to years of their life) wishing for their ideal situation.  Think of the time spent wishing for more money, a better job, to be an artist, an actor, an author. Wishing they could find the perfect […]

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08 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

When The Student is Ready The Teacher Disappears

I followed a “recent articles” link from Steven Pressfield‘s wonderful blog and email newsletter (First Look Access) — I really enjoy his “Writing Wednesdays” category — and came across a short essay on his friend Liam who applied for one of Seth Godin‘s rare and coveted (and generous) week long seminars (I think it qualifies […]

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20 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Empty Tank Full Mind

Recently a professional speaker posed this question to a group of her peers: “How far are you willing to travel to a 3-hour workshop that meets your needs?” First, let’s ignore the whole “meets your needs” limitation. That’s entire article unto itself. “Meets your needs” smacks of “customer satisfaction” and we all know how worthless that is. As is […]

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30 May 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Creativity Action Plan

The one-word action plan for being more creative: “THINK.” The two-word action plan for being more creative: “Think MORE.” The three-word action plan for being more creative: “Think More DEEPLY.” .   . Send to Kindle

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13 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Lightbulb Moments

A lightbulb moment is when information that has been floating around in your head finally combines and takes on a distinctive shape. It solidifies into a concept so solid that you’d swear you could take hold of it in your heads and pull it from your mind into the physical world. It’s the proverbial “A-HA! moment” You may […]

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