Riding the Wave of Risk

No matter how young or old we are we must continue to find ways to mix it up and keep it fresh – in our lives and our careers.

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Red Ball Jets: The Promise and Perils of Positioning

When I was a child I saw TV commercials for sneakers called Red Ball Jets. They showed kids leaping over wagons, hurtling tall bushes and outrunning big dogs. I still remember the tagline: “Red Ball Jets. They make you run faster and jump higher.” The shoes possessed supernatural powers. I had to have a pair!

After some polite cajoling, I gained these coveted shoes, tightened the laces, and attempted to vault a sturdy shrub. The plant won that contest. This was my introduction to the hazards of the marketplace. Caveat emptor!

Despite being duped at this early age, I entered the marketing profession. Through this career choice I find myself answering to others...

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Zombie Apocalypse: Brilliant

Sometimes, when we are doing innovation, it is easy to dismiss the emotional needs that a product might be able to satisfy.  Regardless of the type of innovation, people want to buy products from people that understand them.

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Put the “I” Back in Team

When you choose to be accountable, every new situation is an opportunity to increase your self-awareness and enhance your flexibility.

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Leverage Your Filter

The reality of the world you see is not the whole reality; it is only part of it. It is your interpretation of reality, based on how your filter has screened data by looking for those elements that support your existing point of view.

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Entrepreneurs Wanted: No Experience Necessary

No one and nothing can prepare you for starting your own business. Sure you can take classes, buy fancy software, lease office space, and “get your ducks in a row”; but when it comes down to it you have to simply have the drive to keep moving forward.

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Find Your Internal Spark

We live in a society where internal happiness is literally at your fingertips if you just know where to look to re-spark your flame and have the courage to move forward with your (sometimes unknown) passions.

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Building Your Best Relationships

Part of excelling at designing the image of your business, no matter the size, is knowing the allies and advocates who can speak to your expertise.

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Meaningful Work Starts With Love

Sometimes the best things in life happen by “accident”. You don’t really plan it – it just sort of happens – naturally, organically.

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Giving Trees to Children – The Story of Neighborhood Forest 

"I decided that I was going to do what I loved doing no matter what. Even if it was just a hobby, I wanted to give trees to kids again."

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