What are you collecting?

June 19 2012

Collectors usually get some sort of attention. Whether it’s stamps, debt, records, insects, comics, paintings, or coins — collectors have something to show, something to talk about. What if you viewed yourself as a collector, adding more and more unique moments to your personal high-value collection? You’re the owner. How will you build upon your existing […]


Step away for awhile.

June 14 2012

Set something aside for a week and come back to it. It will look different, feel different, and you might use it differently when you return. Maybe you decide you can live without it.


Everyone has a story.

June 12 2012

You get to decide if you want to listen. (And what you can learn.)


Write your own fairytale (or have a really grand adventure)

June 08 2012

Happily-ever-afters. Great escapes. Exotic adventures. Fairytales. You’ve read them, you’ve dreamed of them, you listen enviously as your friends tell them. “They can’t be real,” you skeptically reason. STOP. This isn’t stuff reserved for children’s tales. It isn’t luck. You can live one, too. But it won’t happen magically. You’ll have to do some work. Here […]


You’re not going to please everyone.

June 07 2012

Focus on what you’re passionate about. People will be able to sense this passion in your writing and your work. No matter what the topic — Marilyn Manson, Plato, an empty trash bag used as rain gear — someone will be compelled to read or to buy. Forget about the rest.


Find your company.

June 05 2012

Align yourself with people you emulate, whose lives you admire. You need a template (if you don’t already have one). By watching someone else prove it can be done, you’ll feel encouraged to make it happen.


You’re like no other.

June 04 2012

Unique experiences make you you. Your resume may look similar to another applicant, but how you finished that degree, landed that job, scored that promotion, found new work is like no other. You have to be able to show someone else the world through your eyes. Show them why your world is special. (It is.)


Are you just as intentional offline?

May 31 2012

Social media platforms are ideal networking resources, places to find like-minded individuals and spark creative rainstorms. Brands and customers and clients and students and businesses can deepen experiences. Customers can voice the impact products have in their lives. Contests engage audiences. Features demonstrate the breadth and reach of services. Employee knowledge can be showcased. Range […]


Your mind knows the outcome.

May 29 2012

If you go into a situation thinking it is valuable, it will be. If you walk into a room thinking you’re defeated, you are. If you know you’re ready to meet the partner of your dreams, you will. If you are looking for inspiration, you’ll find it.


Growing pains

May 25 2012

When it feels uncomfortable, you’re growing. Move. Work your muscles. Find new environments and new situations and new trails to blaze. Contorting yourself into new positions doesn’t necessarily feel good. Challenging yourself isn’t a challenge if it’s easy.