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Marketing 911

Do you ever feel like a professional fire-putter-outer? 🔥🚒👩‍🚒  I often do.My friends, there are no emergencies in marketing. There often is, however, a lack of planning, preparation, and perspective.Seth Godin says, “Marketing is not an emergency. It’s a planned, thoughtful exercise that started a long time ago and doesn’t end until you’re done.”Without a plan,…

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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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You Don’t Need Permission

You don’t need permission. Find what makes you happy, what drives you, and do it. Every day. Follow wherever it leads you.

Sometimes you don’t know you’re on the right path until you are far enough along to look back. I never wanted to do anything other than make things and I never could have planned the trajectory that got me here. Looking back, of course it was right, it worked.

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shawn anchor the happy secret to better work video

Shawn Anchor: The happy secret to better work

Happiness inspires us to be more productive We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive. Did you know: 90% of your happiness comes from…

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Roll with the Changes

I have been a designer for over 20 years.  During this span, industry technology has changed wildly.  When I graduated from Univ. of MI School of Art & Design, the Mac was somewhere between its infancy and adolecscence.  There was a small computer lab where we shared 5-6 computers with grayscale monitors, 1 scanner and…

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