Category Archives: creativity

Let your creativity fly!

5 ways to get out of a creativity slump

You know the feeling. You have a blog post to write, a webinar to create, a talk to develop and present…and you feel about as creative as a dried-up old crust of bread. When this happens, there are two results … Continue reading

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Successful entrepreneurs embrace changes.

How do you react to the C word?

  There are many potentially scary things in the world: bridges, tarantulas, spandex…the list goes on and on. We all deal with a variety of fears, both large and small, as we go through life. However, one fear that’s common … Continue reading

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Success and complacency don't mix.

“So what?” as a growth strategy

At some point, every one of us has heard (or said) that challenging, often-snarky question:     While many teenagers may view its primary goal as parental aggravation, savvy entrepreneurs know that this simple question represents a powerful strategy for … Continue reading

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Do your views help or hurt you?

Is your glass bigger than it needs to be?

George Carlin once made the following observation: “Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty. I see a glass that’s twice as big as it needs to be.” There are an infinite number ways to view … Continue reading

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Business development gets propelled forward by curiosity.

Curiosity may kill the cat, but it can save YOUR butt.

Curiosity is a great business-development tool, despite how folk wisdom blames it for a lot of feline deaths. Why is this? Because curiosity will: create a can-do mindset that enables you to assume there is a solution to any obstacle, … Continue reading

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Successful entrepreneurs create their own outcomes.

The minimalist guide to always getting positive outcomes

I know, I know.  Speaking in absolutes, like the word “always”, is a good way to get yourself in trouble.  But I contend that there is a way to always experience a positive outcome.  It just depends on how you … Continue reading

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Success or failure - both depend on your thoughts and definitions.

How do you define success and failure?

There are many ways to be your own worst enemy.  One common way is to fall prey to counterproductive thinking in which your definitions of circumstances and situations steal away your energy and personal power.  Here are some distorted definitions … Continue reading

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Creativity is one of many success factors.

It takes more creativity to break bricks than you might think.

Playing Brickbreaker can teach you valuable lessons about creativity. Here’s how. Continue reading

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Don’t worry. Be happy. Make money.

Research indicates that happiness is one of the critical success factors for entrepreneurs, and that happy people make more money than unhappy ones. Continue reading

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Five crucial business lessons from the movie “Up”

If you thought the Pixar animated movie Up was strictly a children’s film, think again.  In reality, it’s a cleverly disguised business-building primer.  Here are five of its key lessons that every successful entrepreneurs should learn and apply. 1.     Think … Continue reading

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The ONE question that will turn you into a master problem-solver

When you CAN. NOT. AFFORD. to be stuck, this question will un-stick you. Continue reading

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