Branding = Customer Experience

Your logo is not your brand. Your messaging is not your brand. Your marketing is not your brand. Marketing, product lines, messaging, ads, niche, logos… these are components of your…

Plan Your Vacations First

I was helping my client, Twyla, put together her training schedule for 2012. One of the things she complained about for the past few months is not being able to…

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…

Breakfast of Champions

Ever wonder why breakfast is called breakfast? It’s called breakfast because you’re breaking a fast. Think about it. Unless you actually eat a fourth meal at midnight, when you wake…

Knowledge is Not a Skill

I used to be friends with a guy, Chad, who was a big movie buff. He knew every thing about movies. He fancied himself to be on par with Martin…

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,…

Planning Creativity

Somehow, the idea of randomness and freedom got mingled with creativity and artistry. Conversely, somehow, planning has become enemy of creativity. In truth, one has very little to do with…

Just Five Ingredients

One of my tango instructors once told me that there are basically five simple step to tango: forward, side, backwards, cross, and ochos. If you can do these five steps…

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….

Imposter Syndrome

The “Imposter Syndrome” is when a person feels they don’t deserve a title or identity because they are not the best in their field, or because they feel they lack…

Andy Warhol and Scalability

Andy Warhol introduced the idea of modern pop art, where a piece of artwork could be replicated over and over again using silk screening techniques. In a way, Andy Warhol…

Be Where Your Buyers Are

One of my clients, Anna, recently tried to sell her photographs at a concert that one of her friends held at a hotel.  Anna‘s friend, Johnny has a small jazz…


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