Category Archives: creativity
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
How to change fear and inaction to excitement and progress with one simple phrase
One phrase can make the difference between mediocrity and rock-stardom. How will you choose to use it? Continue reading
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
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