Seth’s latest post, You don’t know Lefsetz?, was coming from the right place, but as I read it, I had a strong sense that it would shut down a lot of people. […]
Reflections On This Year’s Productivity Explorations
It’s been an active year of productivity explorations for me. Rather than present conclusions – partially because I haven’t gotten to a point of clear conclusions – I thought I’d share some […]
Is It Time to Get an Idea out of Your System?
Do you have one of those ideas that’s clamoring at your soul to work on? Novice creative knowledge-workers and creatives have the curse of too many ideas without enough experience to know […]
3 Ways to Deal with Copycats and Idea Thieves
One of our Lift Off alums recently asked how to deal with copycats and idea thieves. She’s been rocking it, getting great press, and things are taking off for her – and, […]
Are They Actually Doing Your Ecourse?
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Tara Sophia Mohr from Wise Living. Several times in the past few months, I received notes from my customers that said something like this: […]
Living The Good Life Is Now Available!
I’m excited to announce that Living The Good Life is now available. It’s a multimedia compilation of 27 of the best and most influential pieces I’ve written over the past four years. […]
The Two Legs of the Relevancy Journey
The journey of relevancy is split between becoming relevant and remaining relevant. What are you going to do to remain relevant?
Expertise Trumps Experience
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ali Luke from Aliventures. You won’t find a single blogger with twenty years’ experience. You’d struggle to find anyone with ten. The same goes […]
How To Drive Your Professional Development With A Self-Directed Learning Program
Being a peak performer often requires you to design your own learning program. Cath Duncan shows how to put that plan together.
Don't Let Your Hyper-Creativity Stifle Your Business
One of the chief competitive advantages of small creative businesses is that we can quickly create new business opportunities and innovations. We can turn on a dime and accelerate to 60 in […]
How to Use Social Media Sanely
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Tara Sophia Mohr from Wise Living. We””the bloggers, blog readers, twitterers, people who spend a lot of time on social media””are growing up. Our […]
It’s All Been Done Before. So What?
“I was thinking about my product roadmap and got a bit discouraged. When I looked at what I was doing, I saw how many other people were doing the same thing.” That’s […]
How to Be Creative and Productive in Every Stage of a Project
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Cath Duncan from Creative Grief Studio and Remembering For Good. Every project is also a change on some level. The phenomenon of change within individuals and bigger […]
We Build The Web
We build the web. That’s what the people who create, share, and curate the web live by that others don’t. It’s not something “out there” that you Google. It’s not a passive […]
The 5As of Actualization
First we make our habits, then our habits make us. – Charles C. Noble One of the most effective ways to actualize your own potential and goals is to form habits and […]
An Overview of the Small Business Life Cycle
What stage of business are you in? And, more importantly, what stage of business are your customers and clients in (if you work with businesses or entrepreneurs)? I’ve been working on this […]
Ebooks Are Apples, Books Are Oranges
This is a follow-up to Ali’s Ebooks: Overpriced or Underrated. I’ve been meaning to write this for a while and her post catalyzed that intention into action. Many people make blanket comparisons between […]
Your Creativity Zoom Lens
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ali Luke from Aliventures. When you’re working on a project, you can have a big picture overview, or you can home right in on […]