Challenging habits

Habits can be things we do without even thinking. I have a habit of tying my shoe the same each and everyday. I tie my shoe the same way I’ve been tying ever since I learned….I guess that’s somewhere around 5 years old? But at the same time, my shoe lace has unraveled hundreds of times. Why haven’t I tried …

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When a gelato doesn’t taste like a gelato

“When in Rome, you need to taste is the gelato.” Sound familiar? Usually when I mention anything about Italy, gelato is one of the first things that come to mind. Sweet, yummy, delicious. Fortunately today, I can actually say that I’m in Rome. And so I’m off to find myself a gelato. Not any gelato, but the one that my …

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Move Fast. Break Things.

Great words that I just came across in the complimentary KLM magazine. “Move fast and break things” – Eze Vidra who works at Google. Innovation is risky. It gets the blood pumping. The results are unclear. And most of all, it leads to something unknown. But is it required for a successful business? Most any business owner will say yes. …

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The perfect formula for a blog title

Wouldn’t you like to know? Well I definitely would. I’m working on some for a new app that I’m about to release. A perfect blog title should be: Memorable Not complicated Resonate with an existing problem or need Nowadays on the web, people skim. They skim through titles and pictures in search of something that is worth more of their …

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Being a proud poser

Poser – a harsh word that can define people. When I was a kid, I had a period when I really liked skater clothes and Air Walk shoes. But since I didn’t skate, I was a poser. And because of this, my skater look period was short lived. I let people get to me. Society embraces individuality. Find your unique …

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Creating first time memorable moments with magic

Meeting people at a networking event. Users coming to your website for the very first time. These are first time moments that drive attitudes and impressions. These are moments to capture attention. How do you remember people after meeting for the first time? Do you remember their clothes, their smile, their personality? And what happens after 2 weeks go by …

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The Power of Surprises

is that they can make your day. Last night I was really excited for the Super Bowl. To head to the bar, watch some good ol’American sport, NACHOS!, be with friends…..that’s a formula for a good time. And just as the game is about kick off, a big furry animal pops onto the screen to do the coin toss. wth?? …

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Simplicity at its Loudest

Yesterday I was working on a description of a new adventure. I’m super excited about the idea. It has to do with stylish socks, but there’s a lot more to it. How do I put it into words? So much to say. So much excitement that I want to share. But will people even care? What will people want to …

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Those days of selling lemonade as a kid

Find a problem. Create a solution. You’ve got a business. That’s the basic formula for a successful business, yet it’s so easy to complicate it. Noise enters the space when kicking off businesses. Taking forward steps seems daunting. We get wrapped up thinking that before we announce an idea to the world, we need processes and marketing and services and…….etc …

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Relating salsa dancing to web coding

I’m working it. Trying to learn salsa at the intermediate level. The class moves fast. The instructor is quick with directions and then boom, you have to go into it. You have to grab a partner and fight your way to learning the steps. And definitely when you first start, you feel silly. Even just turning in a circle feels …

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