Category : Passion-Hit

We Can All Inspire

I’ve been trying to process the passing of Steve Jobs.

I was driving into Boston to host an event with Ann Handley when the news popped up on my phone. I was instantly hit with this great sadness and a rush of emotions. I didn’t expect this to happen and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about him and what he meant to my life since that moment.

Inspiration is a weird thing. You never know who may give it to you or when it is going to come.

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Two Bits of Inspiration

I love to be inspired.

I love when when someone creates something that touches me and makes me want to do better with everything I create.

In the course of the last 24 hours, these two videos have filled me with inspiration to do better on two projects I’m currently working on and I wanted to share them with you in the hopes that you’ll be inspired as well.

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Bold Edition

Clarence Smith Jr. has launched Bold Edition to the world and I wanted to make sure YOU knew about it. Check it out!

I’ll Only Ever Collect Bad Wine

The concept of collecting wine is something that I’ve never fully understood.

Laura and I love wine and enjoy a glass of it quite often, but the concept of buying and saving wine was nothing that either of us could fully comprehend. We buy what we like. We drink what we buy. Why would anyone collect it?

Of course last year when we returned from a Napa Valley Vacation we suddenly found ourselves with a collection of wine, but we’ll never be wine collectors and here is why.

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Create – Inspire – Teach

Every year Chris Brogan chooses three words for the year ahead instead of setting resolutions.

A few years ago he asked others what their words were and I liked it so much that every year I set them. Here are my three words from 2010.

As I chose mine for 2011, I couldn’t remember what I had chosen the year before and I was happy to find out that I had in fact picked different words. My three words for 2011 are Create, Inspire & Teach.

My Three Words for 2011 - Create, Inpsire & Teach

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I Always Wanted to Be an Artist

Last week, I asked my Dad if he could find and scan in some photographs from when I was young doing creative activities to include in my keynote I’m giving tomorrow morning. This is one of the ones he sent.

The reason for the photographs, is I have fond memories of whenever people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would say, “I want to be an artist.”

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Making The Most of the Minutes

I wake up every morning and ponder the day ahead. Now that I’m completely on my own, I get to choose what I do with my day. Each minute is my own to focus in on what I want to do with it.

And yet, two months out since leaving Campfire,

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Approval

If you are not already on the Gaping Void mailing list, you really should sign up because little bits of inspiration will show up in your inbox like this which got me all sorts of giggly this morning.

I fought the urge to buy the print for multiple reasons (I have

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Working Hard to be Successful

I realized last night that I had passed my 8 year anniversary of this blog. In the past I had mentioned it in some way or talked about it and this year I didn’t. No biggie. I was too busy doing other things that mattered more than patting myself on

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A Day Off

I took a vacation day yesterday.

Not a big deal, but also not something I do just for the sake of doing it very often. Days off usually have a purpose, a goal, some reason for taking them, but I wanted a day to catch up on a million little things

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Don’t Just Jump Into The Sled

The Olympics are right around the corner and while I’m not sure if anyone has done any studies on this, I have a feeling that as people sit on their couches watching Shaun White and others do amazing things in the snow, they wonder if they too could do those

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I’m Proud of You

Facebook makes it easy to “like” something. Twitter makes it simple to “retweet” something.

I’m not sure what motivates everyone to do these things, but I do it with content that in some way touches me. Might be a really informative piece of writing or a video that I want others

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Calling a Mulligan

This past week seemed to suck for a lot of people. Me included.

I loved my time off during the holidays. Campfire shuts down to allow all of us to enjoy the holidays to the fullest. I know others do this as well.

Going back to the office and everything else after

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