“I dare you to think bigger, to act bigger, and to be bigger. I dare you to think creatively. I dare you to lead and inspire others. I dare you to build character. I dare you to share. And I promise you a richer and more exciting life if you do!” - William Danforth … Continue reading Thinking bigger, thanking bigger
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. -Chinese Proverb If you haven't noticed, I'm taking some time away from the blog this month. I'm working on my to-do list before heading out of town for an end-of-summer vacation. I got to thinking about taking time off. Why is it … Continue reading Need a Moment.
The best antidote for fear is knowledge. - Robin Sharma At last week's FreelanceCLT event, one theme stood out for me - freelancers, not surprisingly, are afraid. Afraid of failure. Afraid of running out of money. And I know it's not just freelancers and solo entrepreneurs, but those fears seem louder when you don't have … Continue reading Fear is so 2009
"Preparation is key" is not a new saying, but I think in communications it's especially important. Like paint on your walls, what you say, write or communicate will have a lasting effect.
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity, and are able to turn both to their advantage. - Niccolò Machiavelli If you think about it, every business in America started out as a "small business." I remember growing up thinking that I wanted to work at a large, … Continue reading National Small Business Week, #CLTsmbiz
“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” - John Jakes When my May issue of Inc. arrived last week, I turned immediately to Jason Fried's article on business writing. So many of his points reflect my own thoughts … Continue reading Stop the Boring Writing!
“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.” Nobel Prize-Winner Albert Szent-Györgyi How well do you know your competition? How well do you know your customers? When putting together a business proposal, many entrepreneurs and small business owners will do competitive research to build a business … Continue reading Researching Made Easy(er)
“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Christopher Robin to Pooh - A. A. Milne This month's issue of Inc. magazine features an article titled, "Fast Learners: Cool College Start-ups 2010," which profiles several college-age entrepreneurs whose creative ideas have already seen … Continue reading Back to School
a goal without a plan is just a wish. antoine de saint-exupéry Life changes. Good things happen, and bad things happen. To all of us. What's your story? I'm launching this blog with a purpose - to share my passion for communications. To tell great stories, and comment on how to tell them better. I … Continue reading Act 1, Scene 1