Devotion to Doers and Doings

The Importance of Positive Framing

Sometimes, we give advice to other people, only to end up taking it ourselves. I was reminded of the importance of  properly “framing” whatever you are talking or thinking about recently when I received an e-mail from an individual who had seen Food Star online….

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Consciously Connecting With Your Subconscious

While on a recent flight from São Paulo, Brazil to Montevideo Uruguay, I found myself reflecting on how important sleep is to revitalizing your body. This was undoubtedly due to the very packed schedule I had been on that had caused my head to spin…

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I Wanna Hold Your Brand

While listening to the radio the other day I heard one of my favorite Beatles songs. I know I’m really dating myself here, but thinking about their arrival in America evokes a lot of memories for people of my generation and older. I always smile…

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Don’t Lose The Art of Salesmanship

One of the things in business today that I always find fascinating is the lack of “sales people.” Now, they are typically referred to as specialists in “business development” or “corporate development,” but true salesmanship is an absolute art, and a passion to those who…

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You Can’t Script Success

Recently, I joined my daughter and her friends who were hanging out at the beach. Maybe it was the sun reflecting on the surf that caused me to reflect back on all that’s happened since I used to routinely visit the beach — not just…

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Stressed Out? Take Some Downtime

Have you ever been so thoroughly stressed out by conflicting responsibilities that you think you simply can’t handle another thing? This happened to me last week. My daughter called and asked me for a favor that I told her I couldn’t possibly do because I…

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Can Social Media Help Change The World?

I really like social media. As a way of interacting with consumers (and even family and friends) it is fresh and modern. The immediacy of it is undeniable, even though I struggle with the idea that we should all put down our phones and talk…

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What’s Your Value Proposition In One Sentence?

Our innovation group recently put a powerpoint together that turned out to be over 60 slides — not by our choice, but at the client’s request. My point here is, by the time you get to 60 slides, I think you start to get more…

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Could Bad News Be A Good Thing?

Looking at the state of the world today, it is tempting to focus on the almost daily drum beat of bad news. Okay, yes, the world can be a difficult and dangerous place, but I think being positive and sending out positive vibrations is more…

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