07 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Fires and Flames

Who lights your fire?

Who lights your fire? Who fans your flames? Some people can fire you up, but you also need people who can turn up the heat and help push you to get things done. You likely have one or two people who inspire you to think big thoughts and explore big concepts. A lucky few of you have […]

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23 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Magazine Revenue Ideas

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I recently participated in an hour-long brainstorm session with Ron McDaniel, leader of the Micro Mag Publishing community. We bounced around ideas for local publishers on the topics of non-traditional revenue generation, selling ideas (versus selling advertising), sponsorship opportunities, featured content ideas, how to stay motivated, and a myriad of other topics (until I ran […]

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27 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Are You Building a Wall or a Bridge?

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The conversation regarding the building of a certain wall (and who will pay for said wall) is certainly a hot topic in the news these days, but this article is about more building metaphorical walls (and bridges) rather than physical (or political) ones. Rather than reading these words and thinking about national borders or politicians with tiny […]

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21 December 2016 ~ 4 Comments

Gains and Losses

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There is no denying that 2016 was a big year for losing some big names to the great beyond. We lost a Thin White Duke and a Prince. A man who floated like butterfly, a man who floated among the stars, and a woman who played soulmate to a super-powered “strange visitor from another planet”. We […]

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29 November 2016 ~ 0 Comments

BeachStorming

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First came BEANstorming: generating business ideas and action plans with clients over coffee. Then came BEERstorms (same thing, just add beer!) Now there’s a new location for idea generation (hey, that rhymes): BEACHSTORMING! If you’re in Honolulu next week, a member of the Hawaii Association of Broadcasters, and would like to bounce around a few revenue-generating […]

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07 October 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Places You Can Sell Your Ideas

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The only question I get asked more than “how do I come up with more ideas?” is “where can I sell my ideas?” — and these two questions couldn’t be further apart. The answer to the first question is all about efforts and exercises to produce creative concepts in large quantities, whereas the most successful […]

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15 September 2016 ~ 2 Comments

Podcasts Running Through My Mind

Running Through My Mind Podcast

I decided to jump in and launch a podcast this week. Over the last 6-12 months I’d been trying to recruit a few business associates, past project partners, even my spouse to commit to creating and co-hosting an ongoing podcast program, but I couldn’t get any takers. They were all interested, but no one seemed to want […]

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07 September 2016 ~ 0 Comments

500+ Idea Summit

register for the free Idea Summit and get 500 free business ideas!

A great big congratulations to my friend Beck Power for launching her Idea Summit today! Not only has she shared interviews with 20 different people on the topic of ideas, creativity, and putting those creative ideas into action — she’s also created a list 500 quirky business ideas that she’s giving away for free in […]

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14 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Turn Creative Blocks into Building Blocks

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Take your writer’s block, creative blocks, mental blocks, and stumbling blocks and use all those blocks to build the walls of an imaginary house of refuge in your mind. Take all your can’ts and shouldn’ts and not-alloweds, and better-ask-permissions and mix them together into a paste to use as mortar between those blocks in order to build […]

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06 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Loud and Clear

A crying baby is loud, but not very clear.

Some people and brands (and politicians) are quite loud, but their message isn’t communicated with clarity. Some concepts are crystal clear, but require amplification in order to be heard by the people who would be most interested in obtaining additional information about the subject. Loud isn’t necessarily bad, but neither is it better. Volume without […]

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