In graphic design, white space is a term used to keep the client from filling all the ad space with text and images. “Can we add a few more images,” they say.
The other morning, a friend asked me how I stay inspired and creative. We were skinning up a mountain in the backcountry of British Columbia.
What does the perfect week look like to you? I am part of a program called thought Leaders Business School and have a tribe of people I get together with on a weekly basis.
It’s Time to Go On Vacation and owe George an essay so this is what you get, systems that set you up for success.
I’ve had so many conversations around this model lately. Asking people where they fall on it and what they need to do to get to the upper righthand quadrant.
You know when you are trying to get somewhere and your cell service is spotty and you wish you had entered the directions before you left the house?
Greetings, mates. I’m writing to you from Australia where I’m working with a group of creatives on a project here in Melbourne. I’ve never met these people before in person and it’s like showing up new with no history – a clean slate; like moving to a new town and starting fresh. Do you find […]
David on Season 7 of MasterChef made it as far as the final five when he nearly gave up and walked out. If you aren’t familiar, MasterChef is a contest to find the best home cook in America. Auditions take place throughout the country, and the top 100 make it to the screening where 20 are given the “coveted white apron” and continue on to compete. Each week, the cooks are subjected to rigorous challenges in which one cook is eliminated. To make it to final five is no small feat – the amount of talent and the mental strength you need to strategically weave your way through each challenge is daunting.
In an effort to get people who have never heard of us to become aware and then make a decision to buy, we have to make emotional connections. The goal is to evoke a reaction of “this is what I need, whatever it takes.” If you want to quickly impress upon a prospect what you do, […]
The tough part about brand storytelling is so many of us think we are doing it but we aren’t. Instead, we come off as the socially awkward guy at the cocktail party – the one you see in the corner of your eye, whose presence you feel and want to repel. So you do everything in […]
Over the weekend, we adopted a six month old Bernese Mountain Dog puppy. He’s sweet and precious and a bundle of joy, but my first observation as a new puppy mom is there is a lot of crushing of unbridled enthusiasm taking place; much boundary setting and use of restraining words such as “stay” and “no” in […]