The Dangers of Dreaming Big

I first met Brian about a few years ago through a friend at a party.  He quickly pitched to me a grand business idea that involved selling video games over…

Embracing Creative Constraints

Most creative people cringe when they hear the word “constraint.” They think of constraints as something that hinders creativity. They find constraints restrictive, and limiting. Constraints, however, are actually essential…

Mindful Productivity

During a brainstorming session, I had a difficult time connecting to my client. His mind seemed to be pre-occupied on other things. We would talk about a problem, and then…

Build a Business Around Customer Pain

An entrepreneur I met recently demonstrated a product to me that she was having trouble selling.  For the sake of anonymity, we’ll call her Sharon, and let’s say she was…

Your Niche is Bigger Than You Think

The word “niche” evokes visions of some guy only collecting comic books that have monkeys in them, or a blogger who only writes about staplers, or an online store that…

Constantly Creating

When I used to work for a photography agency, I’d get to sit in on a few meetings with photographers as they presented their books. Having just started in photography,…

You Are Not Your Resume

One of my colleagues, Chris, was laid-off from his job in the hospitality industry about a year ago.  It pretty much crushed his soul. After a year of finding no…

Confessions of a Snooze Addict

I’ll admit it.  I am a recovering snooze addict.  I was addicted to staying in bed, wrapped up in its warmth.  But it was always temporary, and it was never…

Volunteering Is Good For Business

According to the book, “Millionaire Mindset” (Thomas J. Stanley) – as well as other books about how millionaires think – most millionaires are very charitable, sit on the committee of…

10 Productivity Tips for Solopreneurs

Solopreneurs by definition work alone.  They are the masters of their domain.  They take orders from no one, and they give orders to no one.  They are 100% accountable for…

Learn-On-Demand

I love books, and I love learning in a classroom setting, but with time and money being finite, I’d rather learn-on-demand. If I need figure out how to add a…

What Artists Can Learn From Justin Bieber About Social Media Marketing

I don’t know a single Justin Bieber song, nor do I associate with anyone who knows a Justin Bieber song. I’m just not in that demographic. Yet I know he…


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