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Blog. Personal Development for Smart People - Steve Pavlina. How to Discover Your Life Purpose in About 20 Minutes. How do you discover your real purpose in life?

How to Discover Your Life Purpose in About 20 Minutes

I’m not talking about your job, your daily responsibilities, or even your long-term goals. I mean the real reason why you’re here at all — the very reason you exist. Perhaps you’re a rather nihilistic person who doesn’t believe you have a purpose and that life has no meaning. Doesn’t matter. Simply Optimal. The Haters. The Haters will tell you...

The Haters

Blogging doesn't have a ROI. A tweet is worthless. Getting someone to "like" your Facebook page doesn't increase your sales. Khan Academy. Fearless Creativity! - towards a deeper, more empowered creative life… The Hacker’s Guide to Finding a Job: 9 Tactics No One’s Using. I write about entrepreneurship a lot on this blog, but not everyone want to start a business.

The Hacker’s Guide to Finding a Job: 9 Tactics No One’s Using

So I thought it would be nice to add some updated insights on the other side of the employment spectrum. Enter today’s guest contributor, Scott Dinsmore of LiveYourLegend. “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein If you’re looking for a job, chances are you’re going about it all wrong. Whenever someone approaches me looking for a job, the first thing I ask is what they’ve done so far.

They haven’t heard anything because they haven’t done anything. Live and Work on Your Own Terms. 7 Reasons Creative People Don’t Talk about Money. Pin It This post is part of the Creativity and Money series.

7 Reasons Creative People Don’t Talk about Money

Creative people have a love/hate relationship with money. We love it, because – well, who wouldn’t want it? But we also hate it, avoid dealing with it, and avoid even talking about it. HELLO, my name is BLOG!: 11 Words That Don't Matter Anymore. There is a language crisis going on.

HELLO, my name is BLOG!: 11 Words That Don't Matter Anymore

Buzzwords are so abundant in our professional vocabularies, I’m pretty sure they’re getting their own channel on Oprah Network. HERE’S THE REALITY: Language that limits, loses. UnMarketing. Drawn By Success-Freelancers Attracting Better Clients and Higher Fees. Content Marketing: The Inception Method. The premise of Christopher Nolan’s latest thriller Inception is simple enough.

Content Marketing: The Inception Method

Plant an idea within the mind of your target so it grows in a way that it seems to come from the target himself. Why? Because nothing consumes a man more than his own idea. An idea with which he can persuade himself along a path YOU’VE pre-determined. [Podcast] How To Run Your Business Like An Artist. Creative Coaching and Training. Art Heroes Radio. When it comes to movies, most of us "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

Art Heroes Radio

" We follow the stars and often directors, but rarely does the producer of a film get to be in the spotlight. But in many ways, the producer of a film is the one person most central to the creation— from choosing a screenplay, to hiring key personnel, to facilitating the millions of details large and small required to successfully coordinate a large number of creatives and technicians. Behind the scenes is a fascinating world where creativity, skill, structure and logistics all must work together to create the finished product.

As an artist who's interested in how things are done, I've long wanted to see what I could learn from a film producer that might also apply to making and promoting other forms of art. Dean Zanuck was the perfect guy to ask. We also talked about Dean's focus on original stories and narrative, and the idea of producing a career in the arts as though it were a Hollywood film. Creativity + Productivity = Success. Stop Trying To Get Everyone To Like Your Work. When I talk to photographers and survey the industry landscape, I see a zillion photographers trying to have all their work liked by all the people.

Stop Trying To Get Everyone To Like Your Work

This comes from our social animal DNA, but it’s the completely wrong approach to success – whether that be measured by your work being licensed, sold, etc, or by getting hired, shown, talked about, displayed, whatever. Simply said, by trying to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one, especially not yourself. But fear not (or fear less, perhaps). The answer is simple. Jonathan Fields. I’ve always been a big believer in two concepts.

Jonathan Fields

One, that each voice counts. And, two, that just as we benefit from the gifts of society, we are similarly beholden to give back in some way, no matter how small, no matter how immediate. Today is the first-ever Blog Action Day, where thousands of bloggers will unite to speak on the same topic–the environment–to their individual communities and, in doing so, unite all into a single worldwide community that numbers in the millions. Helping creative people get clear on what they want out of life. Watch. For the first time, the whole series as a single video in HD.


In the five years since the series launched, Everything is a Remix has been viewed over two million times and produced a popular TED Talk. 29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE. Social Triggers — Social Media Marketing Tips That Work. NOTES ON WRITING AND DRAWING by Austin Kleon - Part 16. A writer’s personality is his manner of being in the world: his writing style is the unavoidable trace of that manner. When you understand style in these terms, you don’t think of it as merely a matter of fanciful syntax, or as the flamboyant icing atop a plain literary cake, nor as the uncontrollable result of some mysterious velocity coiled within language itself. Rather, you see style as a personal necessity, as the only possible expression of a particular human consciousness.

Bryan Franklin. The Surprising Myth About Executive Team Alignment3 weeks ago I think one of the most common myths about executive team alignment has to do with the idea of who’s on the bus. There was a book, “Good to Great”, by Jim Collins that popularized this idea of making sure that you know that you’ve got the right people on the bus first. Figure out…Read More » Get Rid of Commitment Conflict Once and For All2 months ago Jennifer Russell, fellow coach and co-founder of Mind Money Meaning, wrote a blog post last week that carried a really important message for entrepreneurs… Are you really committed to what you say you are?

Help Create an Email Charter! Urban Legends Reference Pages. S Guest Blog Wednesday featuring David Hobby! « Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider Blog » Photoshop & Digital Photography Techniques, Tutorials, Books, Reviews & More. Find a Niche — And Fill It As much time as editorial photographers spend bitching and moaning about how things just aren’t the way they used to be, you’d think we were witnessing the death of an entire genre. Personally, I think nothing could be further from the truth. I actually think we are in the midst of a renaissance that will prove to have been one of the most exciting times to have ever been a photographer. True, newspapers and magazines cry poor house as the pool of available assignments slowly drains. A.N.D / Worldwide. Unicornfree. Thoughts-ebook1.pdf - Powered by Google Docs.

Productive Flourishing — Strategies for Thriving in Life and Business. Small Business Advice for Business Startups. New? Start Here. Your Life, Your Pace, Your Rules. Write a Book, Build Your Business : The World. Delivered by FedEx. As you work to stand out from the crowd, your reputation for expertise counts. A well-crafted, informative January 18, 2011. 7 Deadly Sins of Business Storytelling : Lifestyle.

The Artist's Way Online. HELLO, my name is BLOG!: A Young Artist's Guide to Playing For Keeps, Pt. 1. BLOG. Adventures in Working Online, Living Anywhere and Being Awesome. Mars Dorian — The World Needs You. Seth Godin’s Presentation on Making an Impact. By Daniel Scocco Last week, while browsing through my RSS reader, I came across an interesting video presentation from Seth Godin. The video was taken from the “Business of Software” conference, and it was about making an impact and creating effective business models around software.

13 Things I Wish I’d Learned at University — Happenchance. Better Living Through Uncertainty. A 5-Point Plan for Achieving Anything. Rejecting the status quo & rebelling against mediocrity. 21 Must-Read Blogs for Luck-Makers — Happenchance. 6 Effective Keys to Make Excellence a Habit. Are you making these mistakes on your LinkedIn profile? ? Copylicious. Persuasion for business. Now with 30% more Kelly Parkinson. Chris Garrett on New Media. — Learn How Human Business Works - Beyond Social Media. Motivation and Self Improvement. The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss. The Art of Non-Conformity. Favorite Seth Godin Quips. Email checklist (maybe this time it'll work!)