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autonomy, mastery, and purpose - the drivers of motivation

Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose

Traditional rewards and incentives aren’t always as effective as we think. Those if-then rewards often destroy creativity and motivation. Instead of continuing to do more of the wrong things or giving people sweeter carrots, we need to change our way.Scientists who’ve been studying motivation have given us a new approach built much more around intrinsic motivation. Around the…

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I have ideaphoria

“You don’t need more time, you just need to decide” ~Seth Godin I am an idea factory. They are not all good, and I can’t possibly act on them all. There is a mystical art to self-editing, or knowing what to pursue and what to release. You really never know, so I just go with…

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creating consistent content

On Becoming a Consistent Content Creator

Yesterday I wrote and published a post on ContentCreatorsPanner.com — How to Become a More Consistent Content Creator.  Oh, the irony…Until very recently, I had not really been a consistent content creator. My planner partner Kim and I laughed about it at first. Then I started thinking about why it was that I had not been…

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5 sentence rule countdown for shorter emails

The 5 Sentence Rule

Hi, I’m really glad you’re here. Thanks for being curious! You’re likely here because you clicked through from an email you received from me and are probably wondering what in the world this 5 sentence rule is all about. Simply put, just like you, I get too much email and spend too much time managing it….

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classic album covers

The Art of Album Covers

One of the most interesting perks achieved in my career is that I’ve been able to participate in the Grammy voting process. Many years ago, the Atlanta Chapter of the Recording Academy was forming a Craft Committee to vote on CD Packaging. Believe it or not, there is a Grammy category for best cd packaging!…

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