Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about two words: “process” and “experiment.” Not just thinking about, but seeing them in a new way that has dramatically reframed how I’m viewing challenges and setbacks. Two examples, one professional and one personal… I was recently asked to create a pitch for producing a video to be...Continue reading
The work that gets done proves out what is most important to you....
For me, it’s emails from a kids’ fun center we went to once and a Brazilian steakhouse the wifey and I visited about ten anniversaries ago. Yours are different, but you know of which I speak — those persistent emails that long ago wore out their relevance, assuming they ever had any. Clicking that...Continue reading
I had seen this spot on TV previously and loved its approach. Then I read the article below that provides some fascinating behind-the-scenes insights on why it was so effective (spoiler alert: just tell a good story)......
Well, it’s happened enough times now that I have to regard it as a new Thanksgiving tradition — watching the National Dog Show on NBC after the parade ends. I happened upon it one Thanksgiving Day (and now every Thanksgiving Day) and was immediately drawn in. Fascinated even. It took me a while to figure...Continue reading
A problem doesn’t have to be huge to feel overwhelming. Sometimes it’s the small, but persistent challenges that wear on us the most. And in worst-case scenarios, we’re assailed not just by the problem itself, but by the attendant problems springing from our fear and paralysis. But regardless of size or seriousness, twisty problems...Continue reading
Stuck on a creative project, marketing or otherwise? Try some of these tactics… – Remind yourself of your main goal. – Boil your message down to just six words. – What would you do if you had half the current budget? – What would you do if you had an unlimited budget? – What...Continue reading
The jet ski has now pulled away from the 2018 Academy Awards ceremony, including the historic race for the Best Director Oscar. And whether you were pulling for Peele or gambling on Guillermo (congrats, señor del Toro) the world of film directing holds some surprising lessons about leadership of all kinds. No ‘More’? When everything...Continue reading
Paying attention. Paying attention. With the English vocabulary being so vast, why a monetary allusion in this well-known idiom? My guess is it’s because attention, like money, is finite. There’s only so much you have at a given moment. You can spend it here or there, but not everywhere to an unlimited degree (and...Continue reading
Because I enjoy fine dining and am very health conscious, I had dinner last night at a little place called Cracker Barrel. Hey, judge if you want – those biscuits are amazing. As I was paying, the lady at the register noticed my t-shirt featuring The Man in Black and said, “I bet a...Continue reading