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The Gig Life Isn’t for Everybody

Often you’ll hear that self-employed people, like consultants and freelancers have true grit. Fast-track schedules, short-term projects, and being adaptable to work in different client environments can put others into a tailspin. More than grit is needed now. What is a gig anyway? Gigs have been traditionally thought of as a rock n’ roll band…

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Be Happy Unleashing Your Creative Ideas

Recently someone asked me, are you happy? Yes, I am happy because I love what I do and the company I keep. Having a purpose keeps me centered on what’s important. Would you like some help to tackle that fear when you may be feeling stuck? This post is designed to give you several ways…

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The Joy of Getting Organized and Tidying Up

This experience of getting organized and tidying up was a profound and life-changing event. Because it was the act of giving that became so meaningful, and I managed to keep the things that brought me joy. When my husband and I arranged to move across country, from Florida to California, we secured a place that…

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3 Tips to Keep Your Entrepreneurial Spirit Going

As leaders, we’re expected to help others meet their next challenge. What about keeping our own entrepreneurial spirit going? Entrepreneurs typically share traits of creativity, courage, and tenacity. But that doesn’t mean we don’t feel the pains of meeting challenges like fear of failure, or uncertainty about having the right ability. The purpose of tapping…

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Why Usable Digital Content is Highly Valued

Why should you care about usable digital content? We’re not just creating a call to action. The goal here is to help you understand and create usable digital content that is highly valued. What does “usable” content really mean when it comes to communicating on social media, or your company intranet, website, or blog? Usable…

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Sharing Kindle Books with Friends and Family

Anytime of the year, we can discover meaningful ways to share good food so why not open the conversation to good books with friends and family. In my family, recently we circled around the kitchen stove preparing dinner. As the cookbooks were scattered about, someone brought up the topic of sharing Kindle books. Everyone seemed enthused about the possibilities for loaning and borrowing…

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Are People Better Off With Social Technologies?

All you have to do is think of the lapse of time, the way it was ten years ago, to obtain information from a colleague or supplier. Surely you would agree we are better off with technologies like news feeds and text messaging. In fact, nearly half of the 2008 presidential election campaign (Pew Research Center,…

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When Big Ideas Entertain Us and Inspire Action

What does Ralph Lauren, David Ogilvy, and Tim Ferris have in common? Big ideas of course. But more than just the big idea itself, each of these individuals have possessed extraordinary insights into the dreams, interests, and emotions of consumers. Insights shouldn’t be taken lightly because they take a bit of research, time and creativity. Creativity…

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