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How to Bounce Back Strong Like Serena Williams

Serena WiliamsIt’s day nine of the US Open Tennis Championship. It’s hot. It’s humid. The matches are long and physically grueling.  But it’s not the heat or fitness that defeats the players. It’s something far more difficult to train for. Resilience. Tennis is such a personal sport. It’s one person against another mano e mano. These days you can see every … Continue Reading

Monday Matters – My Secret Weapon

When I was first starting out, I worked in a tiny advertising agency doing media buying. It wasn’t glamorous like I thought an advertising agency would be, but I gained a lot of experience. My boss was a shark who taught me how to be ruthless negotiating advertising buys for our clients. But one of … Continue Reading

6 Lessons Learned from Winning NaNoWriMo

Yeah that’s me. I’m an official NaNoWriMo Winner. What is NaNoWriMo you ask? It’s short for National Novel Writing Month—since that’s a big mouthful, it gets shortened to NaNoWriMo. It’s a worldwide challenge to write a novel in one month. In other words, crank out 50,000 words in the month of November and you’re a … Continue Reading

Monday Matters: Win Forever

Seahawks Pete CarrollThe Seahawks logged another victory over the Oakland Raiders yesterday to clinch second place in their division. While the team has stumbled a bit more than expected in the early part of the season, coach, Pete Carroll’s philosophy seems to resonate with the team. Carroll’s team mantra is “Win Forever.” He breaks this philosophy down … Continue Reading

Storytelling Rules the Early CLIO Awards

CLIO awards 2014This is the week of the 55th Annual CLIO Awards. The CLIO Awards is the world’s most recognized international awards competition for advertising, design, digital and communications. The full show hosted by Whoopi Goldberg happens on Wednesday, October 1st, but awards are rolling out all week. Of the video/film awards already dished out, brand storytelling plays … Continue Reading

Lessons Learned from Three Days Without My Phone

Earlier this week, I dumped an entire bottle of coffee into my bag. I fished my phone out immediately, but it did not entirely escape. The prevailing advice online to remedy the situation is to place the phone in a ziplock bag, covered in rice for 3-4 days. Kind of bizarre, but I’m giving it … Continue Reading

Get Ready for the Oscars! Marketing Fun Facts!

Academy AwardsI’m a huge Oscar geek. I love the movies, the dresses, the show and even the rambling acceptance speeches. Let’s enjoy some  marketing fun facts about this great event:  What you work on matters: Some actors, like Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Leonard DiCaprio show up year after year in Oscar-nominated … Continue Reading