Since April 2014 I’ve been lost.
The stories of the months since then are for another time, but needless to say there have been some dark days and lonely times.
2016 is all about putting those behind me finally and successfully moving forward.
Once I had determined that focus, going through my yearly three word exercise was easier than ever. I also changed it a bit by allowing myself to choose phrases instead of single words since everything that came to me was in that format.
As I sit here typing this on the first day of the new year, I feel good. I feel positive.
I don’t know where 2016 will bring me, but I know these are the three things I’ll be focusing on.
I’ve always been able to let go of the past, but recently I’ve had a harder time.
That is never healthy and I’m vowing to myself to put those moments behind me, learn from them and keep walking forward. Nothing positive comes of spending months upset by the past when you’ve got a lot more paths ahead of you that need to be traveled.
This also means a lot more long term planning when possible. There is a lot I still want to do on this big blue marble, so today is the perfect time to start.
The artist in me loves to create and that isn’t ever going to change.
There will be plenty of random photos and brain dump posts, but I want to balance those out with more creations that is done for a very direct purpose.
This also extends beyond content to a lot more. There are several projects I’ve been working on that I hope will come to light in the year and they certainly will be purpose driven.
I’m planning on a lot more video, tons more words, photographs galore and more physical manifestations of purpose.
I haven’t been moving enough. There has been too much time spent at my desk in my home office.
I need to get up and get out. I need to move, see new places and spend time away from the computer screen.
Technology allows me to do my work from anywhere and yet 99% of the time I find myself right here doing it.
I need to take my camera for walks, my laptop to new locations and my feet one in front of the other on trails around the world.
Wanderlust is always pulling at me and I’d love to see at least one new country this year.
Only a few hours into 2016 and we’ve already had a mini power outage and I’ve eaten a bowl of Accident Hash. Not a bad way to start the year in my book.
If you took part in the three word exercise, please let me know what words you chose or a link to your post so that I can check them out.
I hope that 2016 is an amazing year for you and I’m going to work harder than ever to make sure it is for those around me.
Happy New Year.
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When asked what I do my current answer is, “I create, teach and motivate people to do more good in the world.”
Of course, that doesn’t cover all that I work on professionally and personally, so that is why I created this page.
Official bios and headshots can be found below.
Who is C.C. Chapman? I’m a…
Freelance writing or citizen reporting assignments excite me.
If I had to choose a style, I’d say my photos are a mix of documentary, travel and lifestyle photography. While I may not enjoy taking head shots, I love to shoot faces. I rarely go anywhere without a camera in my hand and I’ve been fortunate to see my photos on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.
I’m currently shooting with a Canon 80D, an iPhone 7+ and a Chroma 4k Drone.
With over twenty years of marketing, online media and community building experience I have the skills and experience to help your organization no matter the size. Previous clients have included The Coca-Cola Company, American Eagle Outfitters, and HBO.
I focus on social good/impact marketing, content marketing, and brand strategy. My favorite clients are NGOs, nonprofits or brands looking to make a difference in the world.
Feel free to double check my credentials on LinkedIn.
I’m happiest when on stage educating and inspiring an audience of any size, anywhere in the world.
I have spoken at everything from large international events, corporate retreats and at special gatherings of unique individuals. If you need someone who will inspire, educate and entertain your audience I’d love to chat.
I believe in using my skills, time and voice to champion causes that are important to me. I’m especially interested in anything military, dogs or children focused.
Helping others learn and inspiring them to achieve their goals is the most fulfilling thing I do. As a Visting Instructor of Business and Management at Wheaton College and as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Communications at Bentley University I get to do this with the next generation. I’ve also developed and taught courses for LinkedIn Learning, Lynda.com, CreativeLive, and Treehouse.
On top of all that I’m a proud life long New Englander who was born and raised in New Hampshire, but now resides outside of Boston.
I married my high school sweetheart, have two amazing kids and love being a dad.
I’ve been online since 1989, began blogging in 2002 and podcasting in 2004.
Previous endeavors I created include Accident Hash, Passion Hit TV, Digital Dads and The Advance Guard.
Tattoos, travel and the outdoors turn me on. There are fewer things more perfect than a well-done cocktail, a delicious meal or live art of any sort. I love my GORUCK, Field Notes and am a proud Misfit.
To understand me is to understand that I try to live a purposeful life every day that is full of adventure, love and making the world around me a better place for all.
C.C. Chapman describes himself as a New England raised storyteller, explorer, and humanitarian. Others have described him as a thought leader in the online marketing space, a grounded futurist and one the nicest guy on the Internet. Over the years of his career, he has worked with a variety of clients including Nike, HBO, American Eagle Outfitters, ONE, Verizon FiOS and The Coca-Cola Company.
He is the co-author of the International bestseller Content Rules and is also the author of Amazing Things Will Happen. He travels the world speaking in front of audiences to do more in the world and how to understand content marketing better. C.C. has taught classes for Lynda.com, CreativeLive and now as an adjunct professor at Bentley University (where he also graduated from).
C.C. is an advocate who speaks about building passionate communities and the strategic values of content-based marketing. He is a Samsung Imagelogger, the original ONE Dad and a UN Foundation Social Good Fellow. As a storyteller for hire, his work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.
C.C. is the past Chairman of the Board at Wediko and currently serves on the board of The Hockey Foundation. He happily lives in the woods outside of Boston with his loving family. Find out more at CC-Chapman.com
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more multi-faceted or enthusiastic creative/strategic partner in the marketing and content creation fields. This greatly hails from C.C.’s unstoppable combination of marketing experience and savvy (which a great many professionals claim to have), and incalculably valuable “on the ground” knowledge and insight as an influential content creator himself (which a great many professionals do not). The result is a best-of-both-worlds mashup of marketing expertise.
C.C. Chapman sports the pro cred to be a talker (working closely with such clients as American Eagle Outfitters, Coca-Cola, HBO and Warner Bros.), and the passion and gumption to be a doer (creating content for the emerging Online Dad market, marketing professionals, music fans and more). He’s helped create, manage and execute ambitious online and offline marketing campaigns for startups and multinationals — and has the invaluable good sense to know which outreach strategies work with audiences, and which ones fall flat.
He authoritatively speaks your language. He speaks your CMO’s language. Most important, he’s fluent in your market’s language. It’s a killer double-chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination. Contact C.C. to learn how he can help your organization achieve its business goals. There’s, even more, to know about C.C. Chapman if you want to read it — and you should. C.C.’s skills are an embarrassment of riches.
I’m involved with a lot of organizations and clients. I believe in being completely transparent and open about everything I’m working on. I’ll do my best to keep this updated and of course, will clearly disclose relationships in any post that require them.
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