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

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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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05 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Independence Days

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Yesterday everyone got together to grill meat, drink beer, and launch glittery explosives into the sky; all in the name of Independence Day. But the real fireworks come EVERY day when you take advantage of your freedom to think independent thoughts and take independent actions. It’s be scary to be out there all alone. There […]

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01 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

10 Personal Writing Tips

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One of my networking groups recently asked its members to share their best writing tips based on their personal experience, habits, and daily practice. I really love this idea because it wasn’t “best writing tips” it was “best PERSONAL writing tips” — waaaay more practical and waaay more original. You can’t just write the best […]

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24 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

The Killing and Reincarnation of Ideas

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It can take an entire generation (or two) for an idea to die. Some ideas weren’t always “bad ideas”. Many times the beliefs related to how an idea came into being and was adopted by the masses were once valid. Fearing people from other tribes who looked different and had different cultures from your own tribe was probably […]

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15 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Inspirational Eavesdropping

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Ever been sitting at your desk at work and overheard a co-worker talking about a project and it sparked an idea for a completely unrelated problem you were working on? How about standing in line at your local Starbucks waiting to place your order and hearing another patron on their phone talking about a vacation they’re planning and […]

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06 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

My Mom The Rock Star

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Many people ask me how I became “creative” — I tell them to blame my mom. Though there are plenty of stories from my childhood I could share in regard to how she fostered creative thinking in me and my two siblings, this latest story from just last weekend clearly demonstrates not only from where I inherited […]

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17 May 2016 ~ 1 Comment

What to do after you LOSE the sale

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I just published a new brainstorm over at FiveBuckBrainstorms.com. The subject of this collection of 12+ ideas is themed around what salespeople should do after they lose a sale. There is a little back story behind this Five Buck Brainstorm in which you may be interested… Once upon a time… Let me tell you about a B2B business […]

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10 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Seth Godin Thinks Your Idea Will Probably Fail

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I was binge-listening to Jason (I wear Your Shirt) Zook’s new Action Army podcast and toward the end of episode 8 (I’d give you the exact timestamp, but then you might jump right to it rather than listening to the entire episode like you should) Jason mentions writing Seth Godin and sharing the idea for his “I Wear Your […]

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30 April 2016 ~ 1 Comment

Side Hustle Beanstorm

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There are just a handful of podcasts that I listen to on a regular (daily or weekly) basis. The ones that get a little “ooh!” out of me when I see there is a new episode downloading to my favorite podcast app. They have great content, interesting guests with relatable stories to share, engaging hosts, and (perhaps most importantly) […]

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