The Art of Reinventing Yourself

Oprah Winfrey is an artist, and her life is her canvas. She is a woman who constantly reinvents herself. She started out with a tabloid television show, and then transformed…

Not All Artists Need to Become Entrepreneurs

I run into a lot of artists that want to sell their artwork, or to turn their artwork into a business. I am all for the idea of sharing creativity….

Too Many Chefs in the Kitchen Leads to Disaster

I saw this show on the Food Network where a bunch of celebrity cake designers had to work in teams in order to create showpiece cakes. The cakes that these…

Social Relationships Are More Important Than Social Networks

Social networks existed before Twitter or Facebook. Social networks existed before the Internet or the telephone. Your online followers only make up a part of your total social network. What…

Believe in What You Sell, and Sell What You Believe In

I ran into an old friend of mine, Brian, at a nearby bookstore, and we immediately went through the pleasantries of finding out what the other had been up to….

Discovering Creativity in the Little Things

One day, I was cooking, and it dawned on me that cooking is a form of creative art.  Every person has a different pallet, therefore favors different flavor profiles.  Each…

Defining Web Presence for Clients

I recently met with a design client about building their brand online. The first question I asked them was, “What’s your current web presence.” Their answer, “Well, we have a…

Know Why Your Customers Are Buying

I walked into a Radio Shack the other day, and the clerk asked me if he could help me.  Considering I haven’t been in a Radio Shack in over a…

Planning For Your Failure Guarantees Your Failure

Many of us, without realizing it, are manifesting our own failures.  We have this intention of pursuing our dreams, but then we also instantly think of a back up plan…

Give Yourself Permission to Succeed

Many of my clients seek approval from friends, family, industry leaders, and colleagues before pushing the “go” button. They feel they shouldn’t move forward unless they have everyone’s approval or…

Don’t Let the Recession Drive Your Prices Down

In a time of recession, there is a reluctant tendency to lower prices. Rather than targeting people who can’t afford your services, target the ones who can. Think of creative…

Don’t Build a Business Around Hate

Some entrepreneurs will build a business around something they hate.  They hate chopping onions, so they invent an automatic onion-chopping device.  They hate walking, so they invent a machine that…


1 2 11 12 13