The minute you learn something, turn around and teach it to others.

Austin Kleon

Here’s what I’ve learned so far. Have fun.

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How to Handle Feedback as a Sensitive Business Owner

How to Handle Feedback as a Sensitive Business Owner

Room for improvement. That’s how teachers call it. But if you're wired like me, negative feedback often launches a series of reactions in your brain that leaves you unmotivated, sad, and empty. I once had a writing teacher who only cared about the “room for...

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The Perks of Being a Beginner

The Perks of Being a Beginner

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few."   Shunryu Suzuki   My sister is a terrible driver. That’s what she says, anyway. Well, to be precise, that’s what she used to say until a sticker changed everything....

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Creativity Training Plan for Busy Business Owners

Creativity Training Plan for Busy Business Owners

Duties first, fun later. That’s what my mom used to say when I came home from school and wanted to play, read, or draw: “After you finish your math homework.” Argh. In school, it was the same. The teachers acted as if the art classes were just for fun, something you...

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13 Ways to Unbore Your Writing

13 Ways to Unbore Your Writing

It’s time to stop writing like it’s a school assignment. It’s time to stop blogging like it’s a chore. It’s time to stop doing marketing like it’s 2012. The Internet is bursting with information, most of which is recycled, outdated, and useless. You don’t have to add...

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A Short Guide to Being Yourself Online

A Short Guide to Being Yourself Online

“Be yourself” is the most useless piece of advice ever. Together with “Don’t worry” and “Don’t be shy.” Like there’s a switch button for that. Shyness off. Being myself mode activated. Be yourself, and everything is going to be fine.   It’s not a bad piece of...

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How to Blog Like a Designer Even If You Aren’t One

How to Blog Like a Designer Even If You Aren’t One

I fell into the rabbit hole a couple of years ago. I was just curious: Is design art? Can art be practical? Do useful things need to be beautiful? No no, wait. This isn’t an article for design nerds. This post is about things I learned from designers that I find...

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