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What A Comedian Taught Me About Loving What You Do

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I was meandering through the NBC gift shop when a young enthusiast­ic man approached me and feverish held out a handful of bright pink paper slips . "Hey man! There's a free comedy show happening in about 30 minutes in a studio upstairs. Are you available? It's a rehearsal for a taping later tonight." I stammered "uh, uh" and looked around, not really trusting this guy. It was summer of 2010, and I had taken...
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What You’re Paying For

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When you hire a creative (freelancer or agency), you’re not just paying someone to push a cursor around a screen and clack some keys for a couple hours. You’re paying for their years (or decades) of work and experience in an industry you don’t know much about. You’re paying for the lenses through which they see the world. You’re paying for their ability to see your business / product differently and present innovative solutions to…

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Social Media Tips

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(updated and revised February 2017) Facebook: 2-4 posts per day, max. 1 Minimum. text-only posts have limited engagement. Add a picture (even if it's random) to boost visibility of your post and encourage sharing. Don't be afraid to ASK for what you want. Give a clear call to action, whether it's to share the post, click a link, donate, or like a post Out of every 10 posts, only THREE should be promotional / call...
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Go Pro Comparisons – Luke’s Thoughts

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I had someone message me last week asking about GoPro models, and thought to myself “self, surely there’s other people that are curious about this!” So if you don’t have a GoPro and have thought about buying one for upcoming summer family trips, here’s some simplified thoughts on the current models, starting from the cheapest and most basic, to the most current/ most expensive: *Hero – Entry Level ($129) Unlike some of the others: It’s…

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Creativity Thieves

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Just as there are things we can do to help fuel our creativity, there are several thieves of the stuff. They sneak in and grab the powerful creative forces before they can be used. They’re never pushy, loud, or obvious…but they are intensely damaging nonetheless. Here are a few of mine…     Lack of sleep…my body hates me when I’m not rested, and I won’t produce anything of quality.     Distraction…Twitter and Youtube can really…

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Out of Battery

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I was riding in a family car road trip – the type where laughter is plentiful, songs are poorly off key, and everyone knows what’s coming when Dad cracks the window open a bit. It was getting late, and things were quieting down…I resorted to my cell phone for some entertainment. Reading a few blogs, catching up on twitter, reviewing google web analytics – the usual nerd stuff. One problem – I was at 6%…

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