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How NOT to lead, love, parent or manage US creative types…

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photo by Mykl Roventine How NOT to lead, love, parent or manage US creative types…. NOT. You do not lead, love, parent or manage creative souls like you do non-creative types. I’m a creative type. I’ve been led, managed, loved and parented to color inside the lines and get in the box I was provided. […]

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Free Spirit, Authentic or Contrived Performer? Implications for Life and Business

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value=”true”> Free Spirit, Authentic or Contrived Performer? Implications for life and business…. I’ve just finished reading City of Joy by Dominque Lappier. It’s a true story of life in Calcutta during the time of Mother Teresa.  I can’t remember if I read the book 20 years ago,when I received it as a Christmas gift or […]

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“I’ve had all I can stands, I can’t stands no more.”

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photo By Dominic’s pics ‘I’ve had All I Can Stands, I can’t stands NO MORE.”  Popeye. Sitting on the couch in the wee hours of the morning after a long night of worrying I found myself channeling Popeye, “I’ve had all I can stands, I can’t stands no more.” It was that night, that was the straw […]

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So you have SEO and SMO? Don’t forget B.O; Grow Your Business

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photo by By mikebaird Do you have B.O? We’ll you better get it because it’s as important as SEO and SMO in growing your business. SEO;  search engine optimization; the art and science of  being ‘found’ around specific keywords, phrases. SMO; social media or network optimization; the art and science of engaging your tribe online. B.O. […]

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Heart Enlargement; Living From The Heart

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Living from the heart Photo’s by By juliejigsaw The moisture helps the paper detach. Slowly I begin. Bit by bit, the wall paper lets go of the wall. A small 6 inch piece tears off in my hands. On the next pull  a 4 foot piece of paper ends up on the floor. Tear by tear, […]

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Coffee Roaster Caffe Rococo Opens 136 Park Lane Kirkland Washington

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So does the world really need another coffee shop? And furthermore, does Kirkland Washington need another espresso shop? Probably not. But the world, Kirkland included is desperate for  innovative, courageous, uninhibited, audacious entrepreneurs like Adam Olsen of Caffe Rococo a gourmet coffee roaster and coffee shop now open at 136 Park Lane in Kirkland. Audacious. […]

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Went out for Coffee; Came back with a Miracle

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Yesterday was my first day back from vacation. To ease back into real life I started my day with a walk to Caffe Ladro in Kirkland, ordered my grande, triple shot, rice latte and headed for the stairs. Yes. The stairs. I go there when I need a  heart raising workout. And I always go there […]

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Creativity Killers

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Ideation, Innovation, Creativity. What is the key to living the creative life? I’m not sure I can answer that question but it’s at the heart of what I’m curious about today. The other day in my quiet time I came across a quote by creative wonder Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way. ” A […]

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The Fatal Flaw in Business & Life

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I’m continually suprised at how often in the labyrinth of life and venturing I find myself back at a familiar place.  So it is with the fatal flaw of business, the fatal flaw of life.  My clients and I seem to be repeating this too often,  are you? What is the fatal flaw of business? […]

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Cooperation, Community, Collaboration: Coopercommunalation

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Coopercommunalation The process of a creating an eco-system of like minded partners to share and integrate  resources,  currencies and energies for solving specific community, regional, and or international problems. In my never ending pursuit of using words to think differently. I coined a new one. Word that is. Now don’t go rolling your eyes at […]

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