A brandiD team member sent me a message on Slack recently, excited about an experience she’d just had with her “past self.” Six months prior, she’d written a letter to herself, thanking her “future self” for taking specific actions toward her life and career goals. It was the culminating exercise in a personal development course she was … [Read more...] about Want a push to achieve your goals? Write a letter to yourself.
Did you know that the seed of a Chinese bamboo tree takes five years to show any signs of growth? FIVE YEARS! For five years that seed is under the soil, taking in water and sunlight and nutrients from the dirt, without any signs of growth for the eye to see. Then, in the fifth year, the Chinese bamboo tree starts to grow… …and grows 80 … [Read more...] about How the Chinese Bamboo Tree can impact your business and your life
I was Facetiming with a friend recently while I was making dinner, and she wanted to see what was inside my freezer. “I’m always interested to see what people keep in there,” she said. I turned my phone’s camera around so she could take a look. After about ten seconds she groaned, “Oh my gosh, are those Eggo waffles?” “Kind of,” I replied, … [Read more...] about The importance of asking what your audience wants
I was talking to a friend of mine about roller coasters the other day. She told me this interesting story about how, as a kid, she learned how to enjoy roller coasters, after HATING them for most of her childhood. There was a big amusement park in her town, and her friends always wanted to go there. Not wanting to tell them about her roller … [Read more...] about Are you white-knuckling your business?
One of the things that surprised me most when I launched brandiD was how lonely the journey of building a business can be. As I was about to launch brandiD in 2007, I reached out to a former business partner and friend named Thoma to see if he wanted to go into this new business together. His response shocked me. He said, “You can do it on your … [Read more...] about Do you have a business bestie?
We all have at least one friend who’s really taken to Zoom chatting since the Coronavirus started. Instead of feeling gloomy about social distancing, they’ve been organizing Zoom chats with all their friends, staying social and connected. We may be sheltering-in-place physically, but it’s never been easier to be “out and about” online. Or, more … [Read more...] about Five things you can do to quickly boost your web presence