writer + storyteller.
curiosity is the foundation of everything: imagination, creativity, exploration, passion. when we let our minds operate how nature intended (vs. the fear-based way society preaches), we evolve into a deeper, more expansive mindset. we become enlightened. and we most definitely feel more fully alive. love this article, Doug!
1 week, 5 days ago on 12 Most Compelling Reasons to Live the Curious Life
clothes and environment play such an important role with how we operate. i make the effort to get dressed every day. it's worth it!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Do You Work in Your Pajamas?
what an amazing assortment of people and tips! thank you for these recommendations. i love finding new new folks to follow! great article, Peg.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Seriously Boost your Pinterest Strategy
@foxdellfolio building a solid, human brand is a long-term approach...it doesn't happen overnight (then again, nothing worthwhile ever does)! thank you for stopping by!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on How to Build a Human Brand
@RalphMRivera ha! of COURSE that's what I meant, @RalphMRivera :)
3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Seven E’s of Slow Media
@RobbinsInt when in doubt, headstand! love it. thanks for commenting, Stephanie!
1 month, 1 week ago on My Three Words for 2014
I agree wholeheartedly. yet disagree completely :)
i agree that all of the data worship is reaching a tipping point. but I can see why it's necessary.
here's how I see it: data and people go together like bread and butter. you can eat bread by itself, and you can eat butter. but the bread tastes SO much better with the butter. without the butter, the bread is dry and lacks context. the butter is what makes it come alive. it creates depth. and it makes you realize that you're on the right path. while you may LOVE eating butter by itself (sparingly, of course). you'll need the dryness of the bread to make it go down with more purpose...and to create the most impact.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Data Worship Stops Now
great post, Martin! i've seen so many of these mistakes in my experience working with start ups. my favorite start up cliche is the "let's go viral!" adage. at this point, it's pure entertainment when a founder has "going viral" as his #1 priority, isn't it? :)
2 months ago on Top 10 most common start-up mistakes… and how to avoid them
@hosmith thank you so much for reading, hugh! isn't the book phenomenal? i'm usually a digital book reader, but JJJRH is so beautifully designed, i had to get the hard copy when i saw it! thank you for your comment :)
3 months ago on How to Create Amazing Content
love it when smart people join forces. congrats @jasonkonopinski!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Our New Paid Media Manager
@mbmbmb i see your perspective. #2 may look like a comment, but it's an actionable step that you can take during the content creation process. and #3 is also an actionable step (although it doesn't look like it from afar). many people and companies try to maintain so much control, that they fail to create. my point is to realize that the lack of control is a way to create.
this is certainly an abstract blog post, and i apologize if you feel it's not tactical enough. i have a number of more tactical, how to posts on my blog that provide more actionable steps. thank you for letting me know your thoughts.
4 months, 1 week ago on 3 Tips for Content Inspiration
@Lorim thank you Lorraine!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on How Creative Confidence Leads to Freedom
@Brit at Sprout Social my pleasure!
5 months ago on How to Use Sprout Social to Do Less Work
@DanielMelbye i've tried hootsuite back in the day (and also gave it another whirl recently) and from my experiences, I've decided to avoid it at all costs (for a variety of reasons...but mostly because clean interface is crucial for me!) and yes, sprout social is great at organizing twitter lists too! thanks for stopping by, Daniel!
@kr_iyer i find more freedom with digital but often more depth and clarity with the printed word. quite a dilemma! thanks for stopping by, Krithika! love hearing your take.
5 months, 1 week ago on What Written Words Can Teach Us About the Future
@Lisa Gerber wait...you're joking, right? i guess milennials are perceived as less human than we even realize sometimes. can't we all just get along?!
in all seriousness (does that exist with us crazy kids?) thanks for stopping by, Lisa! :)
5 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Treat Millennials Like Humans
@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes interesting points, Joshua. the good news is that the perception of the Millennial generation is a living, breathing thing. we have the added benefit to shape the perception while we're living it, thanks to the internet giving us a voice. The Internet is the first medium owned by the audience, the first medium to give the audience a voice.
the narcissistic issues that you mention may seem bad on the surface..but remember...there's never been a time in history where we could share so much about ourselves so quickly. i hope we can learn from each other and use all of this info for good. thanks so much for your comment, Joshua. I appreciate you stopping by!
@GroTraffic it's a constant evolutionary process. those that open their minds to innovating go far. thanks for stopping by, Mark!
6 months ago on What the Media Taught Me about Being Social
@GroTraffic my pleasure, Mark!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Choose Marketing Tools with Purpose
@Sandra Sallin thanks so much Sandra!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on How Stories Set You Free