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business marketing Random Thoughts

I don’t want to hear the story, just tell me what to do!

For creative professionals almost all of their projects have diverse requirements. Which is great but what’s even better is that clients want them to step up the game and be the partner than an order taker. Unfortunately, this isn’t obvious to the creatives. Why? Because they either don’t expect it or have been burnt by […]

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Everyone wants to be an influencer but nobody wants to do the work?

I know the punctuation mark in the headline wasn’t needed as it’s more of a statement than a question. I wish there was an elegant way to put this across. And while I don’t think anything’s wrong with the desire to becoming an influencer, I just feel that becoming one is a fitting consequence than […]

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Do the work before you’re ready to show it…

The one aspect that stuns me while reviewing resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles of potential candidates is their portfolio. Most don’t have it and when asked they need “some time” to pull everything together. The ones who do have a portfolio share samples that are from 2014, 2015, 2016, along with their most recent […]

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Practice today to be better tomorrow

I’m yet to meet a person who’d say that the proverbial “1,000 mile journey” they set to walk is easy. It never is. The scars, bruises and weariness shows. But they tread on nevertheless. Not because they see the light at the end of the tunnel but they learn to enjoy the journey. I say […]

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Y’all don’t need all that gear really

If you’re like me, you’ve seen and heard it all. I don’t have the right gear to start podcasting! I don’t have the right gear to start my video career! I don’t have the right gear to create an audio, video, blog post or even do something as random and basic as let’s say make […]

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You have to make an effort to make it all work

One great thing aspect about life is that it’s subjective. We cannot have a one-size-fits-all approach to even families living under the same roof! Sure, the priorities may be the same but how we experience life as it happens is quite different. There’s just no comparison! The ‘secrets’ of living a successful life, however, are […]

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coaching personal growth Random Thoughts

Do what you can’t!

Alright, let’s face it — if you are creative or think outside-the-box or just want to push the envelope, you will almost always experience resistance. Now that could mean lack of support, perspective, encouragement or a blend of it. I find that incredibly stupid, given that it took you ages just to muster courage to […]

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personal growth Random Thoughts

Your work is all that matters

I’ll be honest. I’ve been discouraged and distracted the whole day. Wasn’t the most productive Saturdays I’ve had in the recent past. Skipped the gym, ate from out (which for me is mostly clean, but I prefer homemade food over others) and wasn’t in the best of moods to do anything else. So, I took […]

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personal growth

Nobody ever got ready by waiting

And yet that’s exactly what we default to when it comes taking on something new or just deciding to get better (from a personal/professional development standpoint). Honestly, I don’t know the psychological reasons behind that response (except that we’re afraid to make mistakes or being judged) but I sure know I’ve spent a significant amount […]

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Reasons for not planning so much…

If you’ve been thinking about starting a business or that project you’ve been waiting to get your hands on for the past 18 months, here’s the best advice that I (and even Seth Godin) would give: Stop planning and start doing. Just finished rereading (the second manifesto this week along with two other books) Seth’s […]