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Stay Stupid in Your Head. Really.

You have the curse of knowledge. Bet you didn’t know that. But it’s true: You know your talents and gifts. They come easily to you. Almost as easily as breathing. So you probably take for granted something you’re good at. Which means that sometimes you assume that everyone knows what you know because you happen […]

Share Your Story

“Stories only happen to people who can tell them” ~ Roy H. Williams Writing is good for the soul. It feeds a part of many of us that is otherwise silent and forgotten. Creative writing is a lost art of expression and release. It’s a way to give voice to what happens during your day. […]

On-Demand Creativity

Pop quiz. Question: What sets authors apart from non authors? Answer: Authors write. Seriously. I wasn’t attempting to be snooty or funny. But it’s that simple: you’ve got to do it to be it. Most people get paralyzed by the dreaded writer’s block. You know — those moments when you think you’re channeling brilliance and […]

The Edge of Authentic Communication

You can keep a competitive edge by sharing your soul! Working all day with business owners to have a message to share is my blessing. Assisting them in finding ways to communicate their authentic message is a treat and my favorite way to spend my days. Sometimes though, it’s work. The work is in the […]

Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post

Do you think you’d be more comfortable trying to set up a Starbucks on the moon then write a blog post? You’re not alone! The first few posts are sheer terror, but blogging becomes more bearable after you’ve published your first few. Before long, it’s actually fun! That being said, let’s start at the beginning. Here’s […]

Lady Gaga & The Civic Cycle

After participating in the Pendulum presentation, most people notice that there are signs of our current civic cycle everywhere they look. I’ve met dozens of people who, after hearing the Pendulum presentation, shoot me an email a week or two later and tell me they see the civic cycle  all around them. It’s true – […]

Steps to Taking Your Passion & Making It A Business

Have you heard things like ‘Montize Your Passion’ from Rich German or what about Greg Habstritt’s ‘Authority Formula’ . These guys are some who teach and believe you can build a business from turning your passion into an income stream.  How do they do it and what makes it work? Here are a few basic […]

How To Write by David Ogilvy

Who doesn’t love a good list of how to write? On September 7th of 1982, advertising legend David Ogilvy sent an internal memo to all employees of his advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather. The memo was entitled “How to Write,” and consisted of the following list of advice. (Source: The Unpublished David Ogilvy: A Selection of His Writings from […]

Lessons Learned in 2011

For me, 2011 was a year full of growth, learning and new opportunities. Like many entrepreneurs, I saw ventures that began in late 2010 really take off in 2011. Watching dreamers turning those dreams into businesses is one of my all-time favorite things! As an entrepreneur, I’d like to share the lessons in business-building that […]

Make Someone Feel Special

The other night I took my kids to the mall.  We needed to go to the lego store.  Oh right, that’s only according to my 6 year old.  (he’s a lego nut!)  After the lego store, you see, we needed to head into M.A.C.  Well, I needed to head into M.A.C. (my favorite makeup store)And, […]