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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. Live and Work on Your Own Terms. 7 Reasons Creative People Don’t Talk about Money. HELLO, my name is BLOG!: 11 Words That Don't Matter Anymore. 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.

I must confess that, while I care deeply about our environment, until I saw Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, I never really understood the urgency to take charge. Helping creative people get clear on what they want out of life. Watch. 29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE. Social Triggers — Social Media Marketing Tips That Work. NOTES ON WRITING AND DRAWING by Austin Kleon - Part 16. 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.

Bryan Franklin

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? She points out that there’s a dissonance between what you consider yourself to be committed to and what you’re really committed…Read More » How Frustration Helps You Become a Better Leader2 months ago The job of a leader is to have vision.

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. 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. 7 Deadly Sins of Business Storytelling : Lifestyle. Business storytelling is an art, you can set to work honing it for maximum impact.

7 Deadly Sins of Business Storytelling : Lifestyle

Learn more about the 7 deadly sins of business storytelling. February 14, 2011 When it comes to persuasion, companies traditionally appeal to left side of the brain, using logic and reason. However, persuasion occurs just as much (if not more) through emotion. Daniel Pink, author of Drive, writes, “Right-brain dominance is the new source of competitive advantage.” The Artist's Way Online. HELLO, my name is BLOG!: A Young Artist's Guide to Playing For Keeps, Pt. 1. You’ve chosen an uncertain path.You’ve adopted an inconvenient lifestyle.You’ve embarked upon an unconventional journey.You’ve felt the voice inside you growing more urgent.You’ve committed yourself enough so you can’t turn back.

HELLO, my name is BLOG!: A Young Artist's Guide to Playing For Keeps, Pt. 1

IN SHORT: You’ve decided to play for keeps. This is the critical crossroads – the emotional turning point – in the life of every young artist. I’ve been there myself, and here’s a list of suggestions to help you along the way:1. Carry your own standards for judging your artistic talents. 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. Challenging Authority Since 1978 I am a writer, traveler, and entrepreneur with the goal of visiting every country in the world while connecting with other world-changers. Continue reading about Chris.

Favorite Seth Godin Quips. Email checklist (maybe this time it'll work!)