For writers, the Internet is both a blessing and a curse. Writers can now share their work across multiple platforms and can gain exposure in ways that were once non-existent. Regrettably, these platforms are also available to people who think they can write well, but don’t.
Everyone these days thinks they’re a writer. But can anyone be a writer?
Many people believe that you don’t need creativity to be successful. You’re either creative or analytical. You either prefer words or numbers. You either use your right brain or left brain more.
These people couldn’t be more wrong.
If you’re reading this blog post, chances are you want to be successful. And the act of wanting means that you lack that success in your life.
I have a secret: you have the power to be successful.
Think about the company that has earned your undying loyalty. What is it about this business that resonates with you so strongly?
Do they provide a stellar product or service? Do they make it easy for you to purchase? Do they share your personal values? Is your experience with the company always positive and engaging? Do they express that they care about how you feel? Do they listen to what you have to say?
In short, you are loyal to this business because this business understands you.
My career’s in marketing. And if you too work in marketing, you know that most (if not all) received requests are delivered as a do-this command.
What’s frustrating to a creative person about this approach is that it ignores the creative process of problem solving. In fact, it skips all the steps of solving a problem by jumping to an assumed end.
Here’s a secret: if you want to solve a problem like a creative person, never assume anything.
Start-ups and small businesses are just as prone to sabotaging their brand as are the biggest global corporations. Some branding fails are PR nightmares while others dissolve a company quickly and quietly.
Businesses are so eager to jump to the execution of their brand that they skip over a step or two to get there. And sadly, these costly mistakes can kill a brand—and even its company—completely.
But you can’t build a brand by dwelling on the mistakes. Let’s recognize the mistakes for what they are and then focus on how to turn things around so that your brand succeeds.
The dreaded day of going back to work after a holiday is here. Just thinking about all that you have to get done this upcoming week urges you to pull the covers up further over your eyes.
This day isn’t going anywhere, so you might as well face it by being in control of your own destiny!
While your mind may still be at the beach or the family barbeque, today is about being back at work. And if you don’t have time to get behind, I suggest you try out these productivity tips after a holiday or vacation.
I wrote this blog post for me.
I’ve always been against the corporate grind in my youth. I couldn’t think of a worse torture than sitting behind the high walls of a cube.
Now that’s where I sit ten hours a day during what we call the workweek.