Coffee drinkers can stop ruining the planet now

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019 in Abso-effing-lutely | No Comments

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Did you know:
According to one estimate, 600 billion coffee cups are thrown out a year, in that Starbucks uses more than 8,000 paper cups A MINUTE in the US alone. The cups are not recyclable because they are lined with waterproof plastic.

Go here and get THIS MUG… Keep it with you at all times. Feel better about your life and stop ruining the planet.

In praise of HIPOs

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An excellent article by Gwen Moran who says:

In the world of talent management, high-performing employees, or HIPOs, are the holy grail. Smart, agile, and talented, Gartner research finds that HIPOs, who are smart, agile, and talented, exert 21% more effort than their non-HIPO peers and have a 75% chance of succeeding at roles that are critical to business performance and the future leadership pipeline.

But how do you know if your organization thinks of you as a HIPO? READ MORE >>

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This candle

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 in Abso-effing-lutely, Ipso Fabulous, My Style | No Comments

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I need this and so do you. Get it here >>

Just bought this book and so should you

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Just bought this book by Michelle Rial and so should you.

*actually I bought 2

30 creative examples of podcast cover art & branding

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019 in Brand Thinking | No Comments

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by Renee Fleck

If you’re looking for branding inspiration, you’re in the right place.
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To know something by heart

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Or… How To Give A Great TED Talk.

According to Seth Godin:

The spread of TED talks means that more and more people are being put on stage and told to memorize their talk. This almost always leads to failure.

Watch a great performance and you’ll see no artifacts of memorization. Instead, you will see someone speaking from the heart.

This is what it means to know something by heart. Memorizing the words is half of it. And woefully insufficient.

My suggestion: Don’t memorize your talk. Memorize your stories. Ten stories make a talk. Write yourself a simple cue card to remember each story’s name. Then tell us ten stories. Be you.

We didn’t come to hear your words. If that’s all we wanted, we could have read the memo and saved a ton of time.

Bring your heart.