Make One Change

February 1, 2017

We all have visions of a better self. Better art, better business, better clients. We imagine that we will do what it takes to get to wherever there is. Grand statements are thought about and sometimes even made. The shiny new website, social media platform, office, even a new graphic look can be enticing as […]

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Please Do Better

January 25, 2017

As I am sure it has with just about everyone reading this, politics and what is happening in America has consumed me and made me really contemplate what is to come. Some of you see positive in what is to come, others not. I am firmly in the other camp. Apart from standing up for […]

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Fancy Words And The New New Thing

December 21, 2016

I explained what delusion was to my nine-year old son today. On the way to school, I asked him to prove to me why the grass was actually green. My daughter says because everyone knows it is green. I said I do not believe what everyone says. My son says that the UV spectrum can […]

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What Comes Next?

November 28, 2016

I have been gone from the blog for a while and I am not sure why. Perhaps it is about what has happened in America’s politics or that other business matters took over. No matter the reason, I just felt like I needed to step away to consider what comes next. For me, for creative […]

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Behind The Scenes

October 20, 2016

We have all seen behind the scenes work by creative business owners. Countless videos, television shows, articles and even books of how a particular project comes together, be it an event, a home, a show or even a photograph. We, the audience, love to see what it takes to make “it” happen. Rarely, though, are […]

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Do What You Have To Do

October 11, 2016

We are all a little bit crazy. We have our tics and quirks that make us, well, us. You can probe the depths of your crazy in a therapist’s chair. Doing work on yourself is always fruitful. But there you are. For creative business owners, it means that what you should do and what you […]

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The Next Level?

September 27, 2016

One of the worst things I hear almost daily from creative business owners is: I want to take my creative business to the next level. Usually it means they want bigger, more expensive projects. Wait, you say, sounds like the exact thing every creative business owner should hope for – do bigger, bigger, better[?]. And […]

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Is Personal Communication Dead?

September 13, 2016

Personal communication demands a personal response.   If you take the time to write or call someone, they should respond reasonably quickly and personally. There is something about the digital world that has, ironically, removed the necessity of real conversation. Maybe it is because we are bombarded in an exponentially increasing manner with someone trying to […]

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Two Sides Of The Trade

August 25, 2016

Creative business is different. Sure, you all provide things at the end of the day. Photographs, furniture, flowers, lighting, food. However, it is never just about the thing. Think about toothpaste. No one at Proctor and Gamble is moved when they see someone buy a tube of Crest, let alone brush their teeth with it. […]

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Do You Believe Your Story?

August 18, 2016

Whether you charge a million dollars for your art or ten dollars, do you believe it is worth it? Why? Just so you know, I can disprove every rational argument you make as to why you are worth it. Look how much you get for the money. I can get it for less. We are […]

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