Stuck On Try

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“Do or do not do. There is no try.” – Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

(* a special thanks to my oldest son who reintroduced me to this movie quote one evening as he read his newest book, “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda”.)

When you seek change, “starting” will be the hardest part. I’m not talking about starting in the sense of acknowledging a need to change, planning for change, or seeking help with ...

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Finding the “Real” in Branding

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The word is batted around effortlessly, like a beach ball in the late innings of a baseball game. I say this knowing I’m one of the guilty parties. Not a day goes bye without that word rolling off my tongue in some way, shape, or form. If you’re looking to grow your business you have no doubt heard the calling:

  • “Create untold success by building your personal brand!”
  • “Find and express your brand archetype.”
  • “Come learn the art of branding!”
  • “Do ...

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The Creative Hive Mastermind Program

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Hello everyone! I’d like to invite you to be part of a professional development community I’m getting ready to launch on October 5th. The program offers a unique combination of marketing consulting, business development workshops, and group brainstorming sessions.


Here’s what you’ll experience if you join us!

Trading Calm for Creation

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“The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute.
The good news is there’s no ground.”
– Chogyam Trungpa

The economy is still reeling in my part of the world. I hear stories from time to time that shock me, and my head fills with siren like yells to take cover! The butterflies well up and I start day dreaming about safer solutions.

But are there really “safer solutions”?

In this infinite ...

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Crossing the Threshold

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Your work may be fine and your business running smoothly, however, it’s another matter altogether when you are building something extra ordinary.

I was doing market research recently and found that while there were an awful lot of people doing similar work, very few of them had crossed the threshold into something “special”. Their messages were unremarkable, watered down, unclear…typical. There was very little in the way of an “experience” or an emotional connection that would make a difference ...

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Web Marketing Tools Worth Having

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If you’re building a web presence or thinking of including it as part of your overall marketing efforts then consider some of these useful (and often free!) resources.


I’ve mentioned Dropbox quite a bit to friends and colleagues because I really, really like what this company offers. Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. It’s a great way to safely back up your files and it gives you the flexibility to ...

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