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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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 The Internet is bursting with information, most of which is recycled, outdated, and useless.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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How to Stay True to Your Business Vision

How to Stay True to Your Business Vision

You hit upon an idea. What’s the first thing you do? If you’re like most people, you do this: Google the idea to see if someone is already doing it, how they’re doing it, and how much they charge for it. I’m not talking about market research. I’m talking about an...

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An Open Letter from Your Dream Client

An Open Letter from Your Dream Client

Hey, it’s me. Your Dream Client. We need to talk. You don’t know me yet. Maybe you think I’m a unicorn. Or a cricket. A fictional character you made up in your head. An “Ideal Client Persona” you drafted up during an online marketing workshop. But I’m not. I promise....

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How to Self-Promote without Feeling Arrogant and Salesy

How to Self-Promote without Feeling Arrogant and Salesy

  Do you ever have naked dreams? Like, you’re walking down the street, shopping, giving a presentation… And suddenly you realize you’re wearing nothing but your birthday suit. You want to find a place to hide, but there isn’t any. Promoting your own work online...

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