Archive | Inspiration

31 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Eiffel’s Guide to Towering Success

March 31, 2015 is the 126th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower opening to the public. You might think of it as a stellar achievement of engineering and tourism now, but back in 1889 when it opened it was just another project that a small group of people believed in — but had just as much chance of […]

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25 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

No Trophy

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There isn’t a trophy for sleeping in. There’s not a gold-gilded statuette awaiting those who wait. Those who avoid risk don’t get a plaque hanging in the hallway of a building commemorated in their name. The complainers don’t get certificates (that’s one more thing for them to complain about!) But isn’t that what they wanted? […]

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20 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

One Hour Equals

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One of the things I hear so many (too many) times from clients is that they “don’t have the time” to blog, tweet, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, write articles, take photographs, paint, doodle, sketch, draw, shoot video… whatever it is that we’re discussing and (both) agree could make a positive difference in the public perception of […]

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30 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Interesting & Unexpected

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We all enjoy running across things that are Interesting & Unexpected. It gives us a tiny secret joy of discovery which we usually share with others by word-of-mouth, email, text message, or posting on social media. Instead of waiting to stumble across the Interesting & Unexpected of another, why not put some of your own […]

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06 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Idea Time

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During what part of your day are you feeling most creative? For some people it’s first thing in the morning, for others it is the afternoon, and for some it is the middle of the night (or verrrry early in the morning, depending upon your perspective). Whatever daypart (or nightpart) that works best for you […]

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23 September 2014 ~ 3 Comments

The Idea Guy is now The “I-Do” Guy

On September 23, 2014 the Idea Guy became the I-Do Guy when he said those two tiny words on a beach in Hawaii to his ideal match, Hapy Holliday. Heather is her given name, but with a last name like “Holliday” it kind of begs for a nickname like “Hapy”, doesn’t it? Combine that naming […]

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08 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Find Another Room

Thanks to my bright friend Darcy Blessing, I had the opportunity this past weekend to sit around the table with some other really bright people that I’d never met before. No agenda. No task list. No ulterior motives. Nobody was trying to “get business” from anyone else at the table. Just a collection of people […]

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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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04 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Hot Button vs. The Start Button

The Hot Button is usually described as a key point that gets someone to whom you’re talking to react emotionally. Usually in a positive manner, but sometimes negatively. Salespeople and Marketers seek out the Hot Button in an effort to uncover buying motives, objections, and basically learn (and capitalize on) the things a prospect loves (or hates) […]

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