Creativity


“New mouth, New rules!” — The Doctor Worried that your marketing sounds a lot like everyone else’s? It happens. To the best of us! Usually because we’re too insecure to throw away those sales page blueprints and email templates and create our own path. We’re afraid to stop listening to the advice of the A-Listers and Influencers for just five minutes and do a gut check with ourselves. The Doctor has...

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This is a guest post by Adrienne Erin When writing for your blog, it isn’t always easy to come up with new ideas. Posting four to eight times a month means finding effective ways to create content that will engage and entertain readers on a regular basis. When you need to cook up great writing, questions can often provide the best answers. Cooking Up Ideas with Twitter Scanning social media sites such as Twitter can help you...

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Author, freelance writer and founder of The Nonfiction Zone, Cheryl Pickett, emailed this week’s suggestion. Here’s what she had to say: I can’t say this is a really a “favorite” dish because I have what I refer to as “new recipe night or new recipe lunch etc.” at least once a week. [This] recipe…is one I just made a couple of weeks ago. Who knows when I found it. It’s not always new recipe night, sometimes I do want to make...

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Keith Pillow of Caddy Marketing submitted the first dish up for examination in my new weekly series that answers the question, “What the heck can we learn about marketing from our favorite foods?” An expert on marketing and communications, career advancement, and business development strategies, Pillow is an adjunct professor of marketing at California State University Los Angeles (CSULA), and a frequent guest lecturer and...

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As a young girl in a Mormon family, I was encouraged to learn things that would develop me into the perfect wife and homemaker. How to make jam. How to sew. How to play with barbies. You know, girly things. And there were always lots of instructions for these things. A recipe. A pattern. Even a formula for making the bed (hospital corners, yo!). I learned very early that someone else before me had figured out the finer points of these...

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Note: A few weeks ago, I published this post about blowing things up. That post literally got more comments than any other post I’ve ever received on this site. Clearly, I’m not the only one frustrated by the system as it exists. I’ve been getting a lot of questions and comments via email and social media about that cliffhanger in my previous blog post. Sorry about that. There’s just so much to say, and I was...

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