Category: Creativity and Innovation

THE FLEXIBILITY WARRIOR   

Some of you might know that I moved down to Miami from New York City in order to combine my love for city life, architecture, and a more relaxed pace of living. For me, Miami inspires me in more ways than one. Additionally, I’ve always known that my environment heavily informs my productivity and thus have always strived to create an optimal workspace that promotes both efficiency and creativity.

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WARRIOR OF RECIPROCITY

There are two episodes coming up where I speak to experts about setting up your work environment to inspire creativity, innovation and productivity. In this episode, I add to that conversation a couple tips about considering your health and well-being in your work environment. Equally if not more important in my opinion. Although it’s not an either/or. It’s all integrated–creativity, productivity, health, well-being. I hope you can apply my suggestions for your optimal life.

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THE HOURGLASS WARRIOR   

I love discovering new ways of thinking, especially if it means finding creative ways to view my business from a different angle. When things are going well it can be difficult to see the things that might be holding your business back. The question then becomes: what can we do to see our business with fresh eyes?  

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WARRIOR OF RECIPROCITY

There are many unique challenges to being an entrepreneur. The fact is that there’s a fine line, or no line, between ourselves and our business. Therefore, our mindsets can easily get in our way. We are constantly learning new strategies in business and can’t possibly find the time to keep up. We end up running all over the place trying to improve ourselves and apply more action in our businesses. What we need is a healthy, thriving entrepreneur ecosystem. 

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THE WARRIOR OF RESILIENCE   

Has social media ruined the meaning of engagement? Actually, social media is just the base camp for the type of engagement that is currently available to us. There is nothing wrong with getting ‘likes’ but humans are desperate for more. What do we do with these ‘likes.’ How do we build from there? Whether it’s taking care of employees or courting customers, it’s time we start striving for a higher level of connection.

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WARRIOR OF RECIPROCITY

Social media has diluted what engagement means. In the real world, engagement means creating real relationships. Not just capturing a “like” or a comment on a post. Engagement means to gain someone’s full attention and create a dialogue, a conversation and a relationship. What are you doing in your business to create real engagement with your customers? Listen in to see how important this is and how engagement is next level customer service. (more…)

THE WARRIOR OF RESTRAINT   

Most entrepreneurs understand how important it is to have a clear purpose. Unfortunately for many, “purpose” has become more of a marketing tool and has lost its authenticity. There are plenty of brands, however, that have been able to keep their purpose clear, instilling pride from their consumers, and, as a result, have a competitive advantage to those that don’t.

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WARRIOR OF RECIPROCITY

The world around us and our customers are changing all the time. Paying close attention to these changes can make the difference as to whether your business stays relevant or not. Have you ever seen a business close and wonder, “how could they have not seen this coming?” Make your business future proof by learning to pay attention. (more…)

THE OWN MUSIC WARRIOR   

Most of us have something that we’re really into. Maybe it’s a band, a sports team, or Harry Potter. Whatever it is, most of us can say we’re big fans of something and that we enjoy sharing in that community. But we often think of fandom as a surface level experience. In reality what we’re experiencing is a human bonding through a shared experience. And these days fandom can be found in so much more than sports or entertainment.

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WARRIOR OF RECIPROCITY

In big ways and in little ways, our worlds often get rocked. Especially as Creative Warriors. It can be something like losing a client, something not working or a sudden change. My world was rocked in a big way recently with the sudden death of my 59-year-old brother just before Christmas. But what I want to share is how you can handle the situation when your world gets rocked, whether it’s in a big way or not. I think there’s something for us all to learn here. (more…)